Financial Modelling: Diamonds in the Rough

This article is written by financial modelling specialist, Lance Rubin. You can find more of Lance’s work at https://www.modelcitizn.com/ BACKGROUND Why is it so hard to find Finance staff with good financial modeling skills? Surely all accountants and professional finance people are good financial modelers? When I was leading a large team within the Finance function…

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What does a good forecast look like?

How do you know whether your forecast is any good?

“Does anyone in FP&A ever review the accuracy of their predictive financial models from time to time?” That’s the question I posed on LinkedIn recently, and it generated a surprisingly good discussion. It turns out that FP&A professionals generally care quite a lot about the accuracy of their forecasts. One of the businesses I worked…

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Working in Finance During a Business Transfer

business transfer and integration projects

Over the years, I’ve worked for three businesses that have been sold while I worked for them. I’ve also worked on acquisition integration programmes. Business transfer is a complex and challenging time. So, I thought I’d share some thoughts that may be helpful if you find yourself managing a team in Finance when you discover…

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