SPECIALISTS IN FINANCIAL MODELLING

Financial Modelling for Valuations

Building valuation models requires a specialized knowledge of valuation theory (using the different techniques of valuing an asset), as well as modeling skills. If you’re a casual financial modeler, you probably won’t be required to create from scratch a fully...

Q&A on writing “Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies”

Now that my new book “Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies” is finally available, a lot of people have been asking me about the writing process and how it all came about. I think what they want to know but are too polite to ask is “what on earth were you thinking?”...

Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Excel files used in this book can be downloaded here. The cheat sheet for “Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies” is now available!  All Dummies books include cheat sheets which summarise important themes or content from the book into a single place....

Book Launch Party – Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies

“Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies” is finally here!  The book launch of Danielle Stein Fairhurst’s new book, a comprehensive beginner’s guide to building financial models was held in early 2017. Photos of the launch can be found on...

Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies

Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies is now available on Amazon! Here’s what Amazon have to say about the book: Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies by Danielle Stein Fairhurst is your comprehensive guide to learning how to create informative, enlightening...

Financial Modelling Celebrates International Women’s Day

It’s no secret that financial modelling is an industry that lacks gender diversity and that is particularly shown in the ModelOff Financial Modelling World in which very few women make it to the finals. Today ModelOff has published an article on Creating an...

Are you a Modeler or a Modeller?

I am just completing the final edits of my new book, Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies and one of the finishing touches is to make sure we have the spelling right! Here in Australia we use British spelling, so I’ve always called it “modelling” – including my...

The Lifecycle of a Financial Model

Financial models sometimes don’t start out life intended to be a full-fledged financial model.  You might start fiddling in Excel, and go from there.  In its most basic form, a model might start its life as a rough calculation or a “back of an envelope” scribble –...

MyExcelOnline Podcast Interview

Last week Danielle Stein Fairhurst was interviewed by John Michaloudis for his very popular MyExcelOnline Podcast.  During the interview they chat about what it means to be a financial modeller, Danielle’s upcoming book “Financial Modeling in Excel for...

Do You Really Need an ‘Advanced Excel’ Course?

Excel is the backbone to any custom built financial model, and one of the core attributes of a financial modeller is to have good technical Excel skills.  When struggling with their financial models, some managers’ first reaction is to send their staff on an advanced...