The objectives of this course are to improve participants’ financial planning skills and Excel modelling skills so that they become more effective managers. This will be achieved by developing their understanding of common financial statements and their relevant terminology allied to developing some useful working Excel models throughout the course. They will also gain a thorough understanding of cost behaviour and how this is incorporated into break-even planning and the financial control of both operational and capital budgets

Danielle Stein Fairhurst
Principal Consultant
Plum Solutions Pty Ltd., Australia

Danielle Stein Fairhurst is the Principal of Plum Solutions, a Sydney-based consultancy specialising in Excel Modelling and Analysis. With over 14 years’ experience as an analyst, she helps her clients create meaningful 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 is the author of several books on financial modelling, has been featured on Excel TV as well as many industry podcasts. She has regular engagements around Australia and globally as a speaker, course facilitator, consultant and analyst. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), and has taught management accounting subjects at Sydney University.