SPECIALISTS IN FINANCIAL MODELLING

About Plum Solutions

Based in Sydney, Australia, Plum Solutions has been providing professional financial modelling solutions since 2004. The business is based on core principles of honesty, integrity, accuracy and professional conduct.

Why choose Plum Solutions

Plum Solutions specialises in financial modelling – that’s all we do!

With over fourteen years experience in financial modelling and analysis experience in a range of industries – chances are we’ve seen your problem before!

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You can engage us for as long or as short as you like; perfect for those ad hoc projects.

You’ll find our rates very competitive, particularly compared to hiring an in-house analyst.

From a simple formula fix to redesigning an inherited model, we’ll get a model working to suit your needs.

Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Principal Consultant

Danielle Stein Fairhurst is a financial modelling and analysis specialist. She is the author of “Using Excel for Business and Financial Modelling”, Third Edition published by Wiley Finance 2019 and “Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies” second edition published by Wiley in 2022. In 2021 she first received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and in 2022 she was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Financial Modelling Summit.  With over 20 years’ of experience as a financial analyst, she helps her clients create meaningful financial models in the form of business cases, pricing models and management reports.  She has hands-on experience in a number of industry sectors, including telecoms, information systems, manufacturing and financial services.

Danielle has regular engagements around Australia and globally as a speaker, course facilitator, financial modelling consultant and analyst, was a guest on Excel TV and has been interviewed for several industry podcasts. She was on the judging panel for the 2020 Financial Modelling Innovation Awards. She founded the Financial Modellers’ Meetup groups which now has over 7,000 members in seven countries as well as a LinkedIn forum with over 130,000 members. An advocate for women in finance, she was on the Diversity Council for the ModelOff Financial Modeling World Championships and founded the Women in Financial Modelling online community. She is a Master Financial Modeler (FMI) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and has taught management accounting subjects at Sydney University.

 

Qualifications

  • Master Financial Modeler (MFM, FMI)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA, MGSM)
  • Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (CDAF, ACCA)
  • Bachelor of International Business Relations (BaIBR, GU)
Susan Wilkin

Susan Wilkin

Office Manager

Susan arranges and co-ordinates all of the Plum Solutions workshops, deals with all administration issues and assists with any enquiries. Susan joined Plum Solutions in 2009 and has over 20 years experience in office administration, office management, personal assistance and team training coordination roles for a variety of industries.  Her experience, friendly disposition and strong work ethic make her a key part of our organisation in assisting with your enquiries.

She can be contacted on info @ plumsolutions dot com dot au or talk to her through Live Chat.

    Plum Solutions Clients

    Past and current clients include SMEs and major corporations in the following industries:

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    Wealth Management

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    Media

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    Manufacturing

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    Education

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    Life Insurance

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    Call Centres

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    Private Investment

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    Mortgage Broking

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    Financial Services

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    Non-profit

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    Architecture

    I liked the way she actually gives time to do things on own and then going through it one more time together. The course was very well organised with practice chapters and their answer for future reference. I especially liked the little tips and tricks, shortcuts

     

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    Finance Team, Melbourne 
    Finance Team, Melbourne
    I really liked the opportunity to build a 3 way model, the technical aspects of the course were great also.Instructions were clear and pace was good.
     Manager, Financial Reporting & Compliance -Electrical and Gas Industry

    I liked the pace of the training and how topics linked to one another. It was very informative and provided some really good tips for me to use in the future.

    I especially liked her delivery and training style. The training session was engaging throughout.

     

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    Finance Team, Melbourne 
    Finance Team, Melbourne
    The course was able to relate complicated issues in a simple and straight forward manner.There was an allure that learning was minimal when in fact the opposite was happening. Online Financial Modelling Bundle (with Books), June 2020
     Financial Reporting in the Horticulture Industry
    Danielle was happy to explain number of times. The presenter was very professional and clear. Dashboard Reporting in Modern Excel, Advanced Financial Modelling in Excel, Live, Online training November – December 2023
    Finance Team, Melbourne 
    Finance Team, Melbourne
    The workshop was a small group and it was easy to ask questions. It was flexible so that some of the subjects changed/expanded to suit for some students (i.e. how to make waterfall chart). The presenter was very welcoming and approachable. Made it easy to ask questions. It was a great course.
     Health Industry
    Really well paced, very well positioned for a variety of skill levels The trainer was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and patient. Dashboard Reporting in Modern Excel, Advanced Financial Modelling in Excel, Live, Online training November – December 2023
    Finance Team, Melbourne 
    Finance Team, Melbourne
    The training exercise and the instructor were very helpful and the instructor’s way of teaching was effective and understandable. Data Visualization and Dashboards in Excel, September 2021
     Abu Dhabi, Finance & Investments