About Plum Solutions
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!
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 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.
- 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 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:
In early June 2020, I attended an online course called “Dashboard Reporting in Modern Excel” lasting 9 hours spread over 3 days. Apart from Excel, it also included some Power BI. After that course, no,I’m not at all an expert but I’m far better informed and much more confiden...Read More
Thank you for a great 3 days. Danielle, I found your facilitating great and didn’t yawn once 😊 Also have to say for someone that lives remotely and doesn’t get much interaction with like-minded people, it was so nice to be part of these discussions.
Nicole, Group Accountant, Agriculture. Dash...Read More