Danielle Stein-Fairhurst discussed her book, Using Excel for Business and Financial Modelling: A Practical Guide, at MOI Global’s Meet-the-Author Summer Forum 2019. Danielle serves as principal of Plum Solutions.
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About the book:
First published in 2012, Using Excel for Business and Financial Modelling contains step-by-step instructions of how to solve common business problems using financial models, including downloadable Excel templates, a list of shortcuts and tons of practical tips and techniques you can apply straight away.
Whilst there are many hundreds of tools, features and functions in Excel, this book focuses on the topics most relevant to finance professionals. It covers these features in detail from a practical perspective, but also puts them in context by applying them to practical examples in the real world. Learn to create financial models to help make business decisions whilst applying modelling best practice methodology, tools and techniques.
- Provides the perfect mix of practice and theory
- Helps you become a DIY Excel modelling specialist
- Includes updates for Excel 2019/365 and Excel for Mac
- May be used as an accompaniment to the author’s online and face-to-face training courses
Many people are often overwhelmed by the hundreds of tools in Excel, and this book gives clarity to the ones you need to know in order to perform your job more efficiently. This book also demystifies the technical, design, logic and financial skills you need for business and financial modelling.
About the author:
Danielle Stein Fairhurst is the Principal of Plum Solutions, a Sydney-based consultancy specialising in financial modelling and analysis. She is the author of Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies, published by Wiley in 2017, and Using Excel for Business and Financial Modelling, Third Edition, published by Wiley Finance 2019. With over fourteen years’ experience as a financial analyst, she helps her clients create meaningful financial models in the form of business cases, pricing models and management reports. She has hands-on experience in a number of industry sectors, including telecoms, information systems, manufacturing and financial services.
Danielle has regular engagements around Australia and globally as a speaker, course facilitator, financial modelling consultant and analyst, was a guest on Excel TV and has been interviewed for several industry podcasts. She is on the judging panel for the 2019 Financial Modelling Innovation Awards and is on the Diversity Council for the ModelOff Financial Modeling World Championships. She founded the Financial Modellers’ Meetup groups which now has over 5,000 members in seven countries as well as a LinkedIn forum with over 45,000 members. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), and has taught management accounting subjects at Sydney University.