After meeting so many finance professionals there are really 2 camps they fall into. The spreadsheeter or the financial modeler. Of course most would claim that they are a financial modeler and few would dare admit they are a spreadsheeter.
But sadly, only a very small % of them are financial modelers. But this is changing as the demand for great modelers increases and awareness of skills gaps are highlighted and resolved.
Hopefully this post enables even greater awareness of the differences.