It may well be, and very often is the case that the model is right, but you have to be able to explain what is going on
I meet lots of people on F1F9 training courses who are looking to improve their financial modelling skills. Some have excellent knowledge and abilities when it comes to operating Excel: it is obvious that they have put in the practice. Others struggle. There are plenty of other skills-based activities in life where time spent acquiring the basics can open up endless possibilities – so here are five reasons why you should invest time in your basic Excel skills.
The F1F9 approach (using the FAST Standard) is so simple and so effective that I found myself questioning why nothing like this had happened earlier.
The best courses will recognise that there is work to be done once the classroom course is finished.
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 […]
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. […]
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.
“The habit of beginning a process of construction with a clear understanding of the end product can be highly beneficial when building financial models”
Traditional carrot-and-stick motivational methods paralyze workers, and stymie creativity and productivity
Smart use of quick charts can help turn a number cruncher into a chief executive
“FAST financial models, with transparency at their core, are designed to satisfy key stakeholders quickly and easily that their objectives are being met”
Can one model do everything?
“Communicating with people in the real world can be a challenge for those who live in the model world”