Author Archives: Ashish Yadav

Ashish Yadav joined F1F9 in April 2012 and is now part of the leadership team in F1F9's India office. He has worked on a wide range of modelling assignments across many sectors including real estate, recruitment services, power and financial services. He specialises in designing and creating Excel based solutions for optimising the performance of corporate finance functions.

Adding actuals to a financial model

We had a great question from one of our online course subscribers asking about the design of financial models with historical data at their heart, a.k.a. “actuals”.   “This is the bit I find daunting: when you start an assignment, you don’t always have a set of actuals ready for modelling. What you’ll have is access to a […]

Corporate budgeting: understanding the complexities

The budgeting process is often criticised for being time-consuming, adding far too little value and being out of date before the printer ink is dry. Arguments are also made against forecasting: either the outturn result is known (in which case why bother forecasting in the first place?) or the uncertainty means any forecast is meaningless. […]

Five reasons to outsource financial model maintenance

We work with plenty of clients on building data-heavy enterprise models to meet their needs. The models include functionality to accommodate actual financial figures, budgets and forecasts. A recent example is a large business model with five subsidiaries. It has the ability to store budget copies and a detailed report pack, and requires an update […]

Time to call in the financial modelling experts?

Why take a driving test if you have no intention of ever driving a car? Answer: you wanted to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience to confirm that this activity wasn’t for you. The more informed you are, the more likely you are to make sensible decisions. At F1F9 , we have been building financial […]