SPECIALISTS IN FINANCIAL MODELLING

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 – something that can help you make the most basic of financial decisions such as; how much money do I have left when the bills have been paid?  Those useful little calculations that help you plan whether you can afford to renovate your house.

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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 Dummies”, ModelOff Financial Modelling Championships, and online training.

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Webinar: Building Error Checks in Financial Models

We know that a well-designed financial model contains in-built, automatically calculating error checks and a good financial modeller is always looking for opportunities to build error checks into their model.

Join financial modeller, Danielle Stein Fairhurst for this free live webinar filled with practical tips and tricks for creating simple as well as more complex error checks in your everyday financial models.

Throughout the webinar we cover:

  • Which errors need checking?
  • Which Excel error values not to use.
  • Why you should love your error values!
  • Types of model error.
  • Excel Horror Stories.
  • Strategies for reducing error.
  • Sense-checking cognitive bias.
  • Using error checks.
  • Circular References.
  • Tips for finding errors.

This webinar was held on Thursday 15th September. The webinar has now ended but replay and files are now available.

Financial Modeling for Dummies

I am very excited to announce that I’ve just signed with my existing publisher, Wiley to start work on a new book Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies. Yes, that’s not how I normally spell “modelling” I know, but they tell me a large part of the world spells it that way. And apparently that’s a pretty big market 🙂

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Webinar: Infographics in Excel

Nothing conveys complex information more quickly and effectively than a well-built and visually appealing infographic.  They are designed to entertain as well as inform, and the popularity of the infographic in social media has made them an effective way to distill complex information and draw attention to issues that may have otherwise been overlooked.

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