ICAEW’s Excel Community has worked with a broad swathe of modelling organisations and experts, taking a half dozen methodologies and paring down to the commonly held, widely accepted beliefs about what constitutes good modelling.
There are now five different suites of Excel online training available to Excel Community members as part of their membership subscription – this is a major benefit of Community membership.
Twenty principles for good spreadsheet practice aims to reduce the amount of time wasted and the number of (sometimes costly) errors caused by businesses.
The framework is a structure for assessing ability and proficiency when using spreadsheets.
Features and articles
Simon Hurst explains how you can avoid the Fear Of Missing Out when it comes to new features in Excel through the ICAEW Excel Community.
The Excel Community has created a new code – an application of the tenets of best practice and the Twenty principles for good spreadsheet practice to financial modelling construction.
Simon Hurst explains how to use Data Validation and hierarchical lists together.
Power Query fundamentally changes how the vast majority of users need to design spreadsheet models and solutions. Microsoft Excel guru Simon Hurst argues that Power Query changes everything about Excel – including training.
Blogs and discussions
How to model the draw down, interest, and repayments on a loan.
This is the second article in a series that looks at various Excel modelling issues and challenges in order to see whether the Power Query/Get & Transform tools can be a viable alternative to more traditional Excel cell-based solutions.
How to make a formula that picks up the most recent entry in a range.
Webinars and recordings
Liam Bastick has been a model auditor for the best part of 30 years and has seen common mistakes made in modelling time and time again.
Power Query is a plug-in for Microsoft Excel which enables you to combine data from structured and semi-structured sources.
Spreadsheet risk is an important concern that affects organisations of all kinds and sizes.
Almost exactly two years ago, Rishi Sapra presented an excellent introduction to Power BI and its capabilities. Since then, Microsoft has continued to update Power BI with significant updates arriving monthly. This webinar will focus on the free version of Power BI, Power BI Desktop, and cover the different components of Power BI Desktop using a practical example to take you from raw data to interactive report.
Finance in a Digital World
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A practical guide to financial modelling, demonstrating how to plan, design and build financial models.
A beginner's guide to financial modeling using Microsoft Excel.
Fully updated and compliant with Excel 2013, this clearly explains the basic calculations for mathematical finance, backed up with simple templates for further use and development, and a workbook with exercises and solutions at the end of each chapter