Errors will happen. It is an unfortunate fact of life, whenever humans are involved with complex data manipulation and modelling, errors occur. A financial modelling manager needs to create an environment where any member of the modelling team can feel comfortable notifying them as soon as an error or mistake is identified. Having confidence in… Read more →
We have taught analysts from hundreds of companies to build financial models. Financial modelling proficiency requires skills that take time to acquire, develop and perfect. Sometimes the difficulties students have are related to how to build their model. More often, difficulties relate to what it is they need to model. Once the modeller understands how… Read more →
“The habit of beginning a process of construction with a clear understanding of the end product can be highly beneficial when building financial models”
The article below is taken from our new ebook: Managing Modelling – How to run an effective modelling team – you can download the full ebook here. Modelling should be a collaborative team-based activity, not an individual activity. Building team spirit and a collaborative environment is fundamental to the role of a financial modelling manager…. Read more →
Guest blog post from Steven O’Neill As someone working in the area of talent acquisition for finance professionals, I often ask myself why is it that some candidates’ careers skyrocket while others seem to flat line. It’s a question of which there are many possible answers. A person’s interest in work, suitability, luck, contacts and… Read more →
We are pleased to announce our forthcoming online ‘Encyclopedia of FAST Modelling’ – which will be released on 29th March 2017. It has been designed for people that do not necessarily want to follow an online course from start to finish but who would rather dip in and out of an expanding bank of resources…. Read more →
We are pleased to launch a new online course. It is called VBA: what the FAST modeller needs to know. Need to know only There is a lot to learn about macros, Visual Basic for Applications (“VBA”) and programming in Excel, but if you are building financial models using the FAST Standard then what do you… Read more →
In all of our online courses – whether free or not – we want to engage with you as much as we can
We’ve designed FAST Fundamentals for those who have completed our free “31 days to better financial modelling” online course and are looking for their next step.
In “Beyond the FAST Standard: adventures in enterprise reporting and analysis”, Kevin and Andrew will explore with you what it is like to break the rules but retain the spirit and the philosophy of a modelling standard.