Virtual Meetup: Introduction to Dashboard Reporting in Modern Excel

With 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…)

Virtual Meetup: Is software going to take the jobs of modellers, and is it still relevant to learn Excel?

Advancing technology in financial modelling and forecasting is certainly reducing the reliance on humans to do the forecasting and planning/automation in AI, putting even highly technical skills (like financial modelling) at risk of being made redundant.

Modular spreadsheet development is already rapidly reducing the time it takes to build models, so what does that mean for those wanting to learn the fundamental skills of building a model? (more…)

Virtual Meetup: Building a KPI-based HR Dashboard in Excel

A critical skill for the business professional to learn is how to handle data proficiently and analyzing it using the right tool, particularly in the area of human resources. Traditional HR practices have shifted from transactional to data driven practices which are business focused and result oriented. The HR Dashboard effectively demonstrates the key HR Data that provide insights necessary for decision-making that achieves business results. (more…)

Virtual Meetup: What to look for when reviewing a Project Finance Model

All financing projects are slightly different, so when building a financial model for the purpose of gaining long-term financing, it’s very difficult to standardise project models of different natures. Join us to hear from Paris-based financial modelling author, lecturer and investment banker, Hedieh Kianyfard to discuss hints and tricks for model review. (more…)

Virtual Meetup: Financial Modeling World Cup Exhibition Round

The Financial Modeling World Cup is a brand new competition where modellers from all over the world and different backgrounds come together to learn, train and compete. To celebrate the launch of this new initiative, we’ve hosted an Exhibition Round where two expert modellers Dmitrijs Lukaševičs and Dan Mayoh pit their skills against each other and you’ve got front row seats! (more…)

Virtual Meetup: FMI Advanced Financial Modeler Exam Prep

If you are thinking about sitting for the next Level 1 Financial Modelling certification exam coming up on 24th October from the Financial Modeling Institute (FMI), 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. (more…)

Virtual Meetup: Financial Modelling Podcast LIVE: The Power of Community

Watch our live recording as we come together from all four corners of the globe for this live podcast recording. Host of the Financial Modelling Podcast, Matthew Bernath joins from Johannesburg, Virtual Meetup host and Financial Modeller, Danielle Stein Fairhurst in Sydney, are joined by Jordan Goldmeier from New York and Tea Kuseva from London. (more…)

Virtual Meetup: How to Create a Pitch Deck for Investors/Clients (supported by a financial model)

Learn how to create a professional pitch deck, supported by a financial model to present to investors/clients. Join us for this practical session to hear from CEO of the Corporate Finance Institute, Tim Vipond who will cover all the key slides you need to present to investors or clients, depending on the type of pitch. We will look at capital raising for startups and strategic transactions for large public companies. (more…)

Virtual Meetup: An Introduction to Forecasting Real Estate Income in Excel

There is a tendency for financial modelling courses to channel the path of investment money through a set of company accounts. Therefore the techniques developed to deal with income and expenditure in this standardised format don’t always suit Real Estate models, especially when a true picture of the investment opportunity is required. In this session, Real Estate Financial Modelling specialist Natalie Bayfield explains why Real Estate assets are different and how to model the income stream from a Commercial Property investment in Excel. (more…)