The stories which have attracted uncomfortable publicity are only the tip of the iceberg
Building financial models is an inherently difficult and complex task. Most guidance on managing the model build process recommends a traditional life-cycle approach of Specify, Design, Develop, Test, Deploy. When applied to most financial modelling assignments this approach doesn’t work. It is too inflexible and relies on being able to fully specify the model at… Read more →
The deal was done many months ago, the sipping of champagne at financial close and the after deal party feel a very very long time ago. The financial advisors were long ago paid and disappeared off into the sunset. But for some in the project finance world, that is not the end. It is just… 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 →
This week you are invited to experience the highs (and lows) of being a model auditor and embark on a ‘find the errors’ exercise. Difficulty: Easy Prize: Free access to our new online course FAST Fundamentals and a limited edition F1F9 mug. Introduction The flexibility of excel, responsible in large part for its ubiquity in the… 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.