If you’ve ever wondered what a financial modelling consultant does, watch this pilot video for the new series by “What’s that Job?” Designed to help school leavers find out more about different professions, we discuss what a typical day looks like, preconceived notions about financial modelling and other aspects of the modelling life.  We discuss:

0:00 What is a ‘Financial Modelling Consultant’?
0:23 Do you need tertiary qualifications?
0:51 How long have you been in financial modelling?
1:02 How did you find out about financial modelling?
1:21 What does a typical day look like for you?
1:50 Do people have preconceived notions on what you do?
2:14 What essential item do you need to do your job?
2:29 Can you see yourself being a financial modeller for the next 5 years?
2:44 In primary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
3:10 Do you interact with many people?
3:54 Do you work inside or outside?
4:09 What is one of the perks of your job?
4:12 How would you describe your job to a 5-year-old?
4:25 Do you have any advice for aspiring financial modellers?
4:38 What is one aspect of your job that you love?
5:41 Are there more males or females in your industry?

Financial Modeller: Danielle Stein Fairhurst
Music: Another time
Musician: LiQWYD
Interview by: What’s That Job?