Intro to Dashboard Reporting in Modern Excel (Interactive Workshop)

Dashboard Reporting in Modern ExcelWith the huge amount of data available to us every day, a well-built and visually appealing dashboard is one of the best ways to interpret and communicate large quantities of information. Learn to quickly and effectively communicate the results of your analysis to be easily interpreted and understood by others at a glance. Hear from Excel modelling specialist, Danielle Stein Fairhurst as she provides an introduction to her popular online workshop “Dashboard Reporting in Modern Excel”. (more…)

Why every Excel model you build makes you a better modeller

There’s nothing quite like experience to really hone and sharpen your Excel modelling skills. Every hour that you spend nutting through a problem on the job means that the next time you come across a similar problem, you’ll solve it in a matter of minutes, not hours. This is especially true for creating complicated Excel formulas, or for model design and layout. So often I come across a problem when building a modelling solution for a client and I know I’ve seen this problem before.  Whilst it might have taken me half an hour to model it out the first time, often using trial and error but the next time it’ll only take a few minutes. The more experience you’ve got, the quicker and better modeller you’ll be.


Virtual Meetup: One size fits all? How to build a model fit for purpose

Financial models often follow a similar format, but their design, build, layout, drivers and assumptions will be entirely different depending the sector or function for which they will be used. For example, a modeller working in Mergers & Acquisitions will build a model quite differently to a FP&A professional, and a Project Finance Business Case will look very different to Tech startup model.


Intro to Budgeting & Forecasting in Excel (Interactive Workshop)

Intro to Budgeting & Forecasting in Excel (Interactive Workshop)When embarking upon the budget process for your organisation this year, practical Microsoft Excel tools and strong financial modelling skills will be critical for managing the budget process. Historically, the budget process involves pulling out the financials and rolling them forward, but last year’s actuals can no longer be an automatic target.


Should I put “financial modelling” on my resume?

I’m often asked what degree of skill level one needs to be able to include financial modelling as a skill on your resume or LinkedIn profile.  Once you’ve got an idea of exactly what is financial modelling, what is involved in the modelling process and you feel like you’ve got a good knowledge of financial modelling skills that you have used in the workplace then – yes – “Financial modelling” definitely needs to go on your resume and on LinkedIn. (Hint: no one can endorse you for a skill unless you list it on your profile, so be sure to keep your skills listing up to date).


Virtual Meetup: FMI Level 2 Chartered Financial Modeler Exam Prep Session

FMI Level 2 Chartered Financial Modeler Exam Prep SessionIf you have obtained your Level 1 AFM qualification from the Financial Modeling Institute (FMI) and are thinking about taking the next step, watch to find out more about Level 2. The next FMI Level 2 Financial Modelling certification exam is coming up on 24th April, and again in October 2020, and you may be wondering what to expect on the day, or how you can best get ready to give yourself the best possible chance of success.


Virtual Meetup: FMI Level 1 Advanced Financial Modeler Exam Prep Session

FMI Level 1 Advanced Financial Modeler Exam Prep SessionIf you are thinking about sitting for the next FMI Level 1 Financial Modelling certification exam, you may be wondering what to expect on the day, or how you can best get ready to give yourself the best possible chance of success. In this session we hear from FMI representative, Julian Cupillari and FMI Approved Training Provider, Danielle Stein Fairhurst to find out more about the exam. We will be sharing some tips and tricks to help you prepare and will also be joined by a panel of AFM modellers from around the world (Nicole Cambridge, Jamie Hughes, Adza Stella Vajime and Rafi Al Kabid) who were answering audience questions and sharing their strategies on how they passed and gained this rigorous qualification!