SPECIALISTS IN FINANCIAL MODELLING

How Long Does it Take to Build a Financial Model?

Whether you are a consultant building a model for a client, or an internal modeller, you or the person who has commissioned the model build will – understandably – want to know how long it will take. The answer is never straight-forward, as like many other tasks it...

Best Practice in Financial Modelling

Whilst not the most sexy topic for a blog article, this is probably the thing that I’m asked most about by clients.  Because many modellers are self-taught, a lot of them don’t necessarily adhere to best practice.  Or perhaps they do – but...

Excel Poll Results are in!

Thanks to all of the subscribers who contributed to our ‘Which Excel version are you using?’ poll – results are in, and we have some very interesting feedback!  When Excel 2007 was first released four years ago, it caused division amongst analysts and financial...

Happy New Year! Which version of Excel are you using?

Seeing as we’re now heading into 2011 I’m interested to know which version of Excel most users are on.  It’s been a while since any research was done on the topic, so I decided to set up a Linked In Poll to canvass our subscribers on the subject.  I...

The “One Size Fits All” Financial Model Template

by Danielle Stein Fairhurst    Take a look online and you’ll find plenty of low-cost or even free financial model templates available for download.  This seemingly economical option requires a much lower initial investment than getting a Financial Modelling...

Excel School

Those who’ve been following me for a while will know that I’m a big fan of using online resources as much as possible.  Those who’ve been following me for a while will know that I’m a big fan of using online resources as much as...

2010/11 Excel Income tax calculator

How much income tax will you be paying in the new financial year? The tax brackets are changing again, which of course, means that from 1st July 2010 we all pay less income tax!  Download our handy new Excel-based tax calculator and find out roughly how much you will...

What to look for in a Financial Modeller

When you decide your company’s financial models are not as good as they should be, is the first thing you do; send your staff on an Advanced Excel course?  Whilst this is helpful, there’s an awful lot more to Financial Modelling though than being good at Excel! Do you...

Six reasons your spreadsheet is NOT a financial model

I’ve often been asked the difference between a spreadsheet and a financial model, and there is a fine line of definition between the two. In a nutshell, an Excel spreadsheet is simply the medium that we can use to create a financial model. (Of course there are other...