Skills Needed for Financial Modelling There’s no doubt that having good Financial modelling skills is fantastic for your career but there’s a lot more to it than being good at Excel! Finance & accounting, design, logic and numeracy to name a few. And should you put “financial modelling” your resume? Hear from financial modelling specialist, Danielle Stein Fairhurst explore some of the other skills you need, and how to get them.

  • Spreadsheeting / Technical Excel Skills
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Accounting & Finance Knowledge
  • Business Knowledge
  • Design skills
  • Communication / language skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Ability to think logically

How do you get those skills? Well, Plum Solutions training or books are a great place to start of course but you need to take every opportunity to PRACTICE those skills in a real live setting – Financial Modeling World Cup (FMWC) is a great way to practice (but be warned, it’s not for the faint-hearted!) and if you need a qualification, check out the Financial Modeling Institute (FMI).