SPECIALISTS IN FINANCIAL MODELLING

Google Sheets versus Excel

What would you say if a client asked you to build a financial model using…. Google Sheets? This is exactly what happened to management consultant Lisa Barham. Lisa uses financial modelling as a key part of her toolkit in providing CFO services to her clients and...

Your Excel Commonwealth Games Medal Tracker from Chandoo 🏆

I’m writing to you from the beautiful Sunshine Coast where I’ve been holidaying this week. We spent a day at the Gold Coast on the way to soak in some sunshine and the exciting atmosphere of the Commonwealth Games. I wanted to share with you this link to a...

What does it take to create the world’s best dashboards

Purna Duggirala (Chandoo) is the founder of chandoo.org, an award-winning Excel and visualisation site which has over 50,000 members and 1.6 million visitors each month and over the past few years, he has held dashboard contests on his blog to find the “world’s best...

Financial Data Analysis and Visualisation UK

Hosted by The Grid Media, Danielle Stein Fairhurst from Plum Solutions will be visiting the UK for a special event in August/September 2018. Download the brochure Building a Business Case: Don’t Let your Boss Rip your Financial Model Apart In this interactive workshop...

Financial Modelling Champions; where are the girls?

Last month I posed the question why, yet again, we didn’t see any female faces in finals of the 2017 ModelOff Financial Modelling World Championships. Boy, did that open a can of worms. I was inundated by public and private messages of both support and rancour, and I...

Pasting Images from Excel into PowerPoint

Copying and pasting charts or tables directly from Excel into PowerPoint is not a straightforward as it sounds!  When you are embedding charts, tables or (heaven forbid) a spreadsheet into a PowerPoint slide, it’s best to paste the image in as a picture or JPEG.  If...

Gender Equality in Financial Modelling

Congratulations to Alvin Woon, the new 2017 ModelOff Financial Modelling World Champion! Every year, 16 ModelOff finalists are flown to compete at the Microsoft headquarters in New York or London. Yet again, not one female made it to the finals and when the organisers...

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....
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