- April 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
If you are planning to sit for the next FMI Level 1 Financial Modelling certification exam coming up on 2nd May, you have probably already started with your preparation for this rigorous qualification!
If you are wondering what to expect on the day, or want to know more about what’s involved, then join us to hear from Head Proctor of the 2019 Sydney FMI Exam, Danielle Stein Fairhurst to hear some tips and tricks to help you prepare. On the day, candidates are given a case study with several years of historical financial statements. During the four-hour period, you are required to build a fully linked three-way integrated financial model in Excel forecasting over the next five years, comprising of P&L, cashflow, balance sheet, debt, depreciation and working capital schedules and scenario analysis.
Since the FMI’s inception in 2015, on average 40% of candidates pass the exam and achieve the designation of “Advanced Financial Modeller”. One of the main reasons that many fail is because they submit incomplete models because of lack of time. Danielle will take you through some methods for model layout and ways to save time on the setup to give you the best possible chance of completing the model and gaining the qualification.
You can find out more about the exam and register for it here (Earlybird closes on 28th March) https://fminstitute.com/
• About your Host and Speaker
Danielle Stein Fairhurst is a financial modelling specialist and the author of several books on financial modelling. Danielle has regular engagements around Australia and globally as a speaker, course facilitator, financial modelling consultant and analyst, was a guest on Excel TV and has been interviewed for several industry podcasts. Connect with Danielle here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellesteinfairhurst/
• What to bring
Bring along your laptop to this hands-on session.
• Meetup Format
We start the sessions with around 30 minutes of networking, a 45 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion and conclude by 7.30 or 8pm.
This is a networking discussion group so be sure to find someone to chat to before the session begins. If you’re new and not sure what to say, just ask someone what their favourite Excel function is and you’ll fit right in!
Venue: Meetup - Free of Charge