“There is no software to my knowledge that can help with conceptual testing. For the moment we must continue to rely on our own intelligence and understanding.”
“The Finance function is only being invested in when its failures are severely hurting the business”
People go on modelling courses to improve their modelling skills. Assuming the course is any good they will come back modelling fit, fired up and ready to do great modelling deeds. But how much thought goes into the environment to which they return?
Smart use of quick charts can help turn a number cruncher into a chief executive
Here’s a day in my life as a project finance financial advisor once we have achieved modelling Nirvana
“Had it been a FAST model, the issue would have been spotted quickly”
“The ICAEW recommend that organisations adopt a standard”
“Nobody likes my answer – which is to rebuild the model using a modelling standard”
Why is it that in 2014 we are still talking about spreadsheet errors as if they were inevitable?
“I inherited an appalling, over complex, and, frankly untidy series of spreadsheets”