Virtual CFO the Good, Bad and the Ugly

Virtual CFO the Good, Bad and the Ugly

This Blog post is intended to provide future finance professionals with some insight in terms of developing a VCFO business.

Having evolved my CFO role into a VCFO there were many things I learnt and also would have changed had I known better.

Hopefully my mistakes don't need to be repeated by others.

Part 3 of Finance Innovation – The Airbnb of spreadsheets - first major wave of spreadsheet innovation

Part 3 of Finance Innovation – The Airbnb of spreadsheets - first major wave of spreadsheet innovation

This blog post explores the first major wave of spreadsheet innovation and compares it to Airbnb.

There are a lot of benefits from the sharing economy but when it comes to spreadsheets sharing content is not only foreign but also risky. 

But now it is both possible and lower risk resulting in new opportunities.

Do You Model Off against the Masters of Financial Modelling?

Do You Model Off against the Masters of Financial Modelling?

Your forecast is only as good as your financial model. Do you agree?

Finance Masters use financial modelling to their advantage by creating forecasts updated in real-time, using internationally recognized modelling standards and might even compete in Model Off. Here's a jointly written post by myself and Anders Liu-Lindberg on what it takes to become a Finance Master in financial modelling. So, do you model off with the masters?

NEED HELP searching for the best advisory tool in the market?

NEED HELP searching for the best advisory tool in the market?

NEED HELP searching for the best advisory tool in the market.

After meeting over 50 finance professionals and accountants last week, it remains absolutely clear to me that, the majority of people have no idea which rabbit hole of technology to go down to assess the best advisory tools.

So, I decided to write this post and create a poll.

I would like the customers to talk. Knowledge shared is extremely powerful and time saving for us all!

Part 2 of Finance Innovation - Data Analytics / Big Data is not Financial Modeling

Part 2 of Finance Innovation - Data Analytics / Big Data is not Financial Modeling

This post provides the readers some insight as to the differences between Data Analytics/Big Data and Financial Modeling.

After reading this post, finance and business professionals should have a clearer understanding of what these skills, processes and systems can enable.

Most important is to understand the problem first then find the solution, not just follow trends.

Why I disrupted my own role and you should do the same?

Why I disrupted my own role and you should do the same?

This post explores the benefits and opportunities that arise when it comes to disrupting a finance role. 

The post goes into specifics of the why and the how of job disruption. The benefits are significant with 75% time savings in this example.  The replacement of which was the flexibility to do more interesting and valuable work for both myself and my employer.

Consulting, Advisory, Finance and the art of influencing is about to change forever.

Consulting, Advisory, Finance and the art of influencing is about to change forever.

The Modeloff (World Financial Modeling Champsionship) Global Training Camps are an excellent place to explore and learn new technologies and skills. 

This blog explores the first ever Australian Modeloff GTC in August 2016 and some of the latest platforms and innovations.

Your Financial Model can save lives !

Your Financial Model can save lives !

This post explores other potential applications of the skills in financial modeling. The rise in social benefit bonds require a financial model to better estimate the returns to investors and the cost to governments and potential benefits to society.

Now its possible to save more than just money with a financial model.

The Machines Are Not Coming… they are here!

The Machines Are Not Coming… they are here!

The reality of what "the machines are coming" really means in the context of disruption in the roles of Finance teams in large organisations. 

This is a cautionary tail of what happens when you try to be innovative in a large organisation and don't support staff to embrace change.

Why financial modelling skills will be a big career door opener for emerging accounting and finance talent.

Why financial modelling skills will be a big career door opener for emerging accounting and finance talent.

Requirements for accountants and finance professionals to develop financial modelling skills is a key to career success. Read more to find out why.