My CFM Exam Preparation

It seems that sharing my experience about the AFM exam was very useful for the readers. So, here are my thoughts about my CFM exam preparation (I took the exam last Saturday). The Chartered Financial Modeler is the 2nd level qualification of the new world-wide certification that has been launched and is administered by the...
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AFM Exam Preparation – My Experience

By Andrejs Grigolunovics, CFA, AFM Decision 15 years ago I started my studies for a CFA charter and this investment paid back to me many many times during these years. When I learned that there will be a similar designation for the financial modeling world I thought that it will be a very good idea...
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Budgeting Process Organization in your Company

Different businesses have completely different corporate structures. Some of them are multi-product and multi-divisional enterprises, while others are more like a one-man show. Regardless of that, the financial planning process has similar steps, only the scale and the number of people involved varies. This article summarizes budgeting process organization tips from our experts. Based on...
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17 Financial Modeling Tips & Tricks

by Andrew Grigolyunovich, CFA, AFM Currently ranked #12 in the world for financial modeling Besides my core job – financial modeling consulting, I also do some financial training for CEOs, CFOs and financial analysts. Quite often people ask me for some tips and tricks for financial modeling, so I just decided to put together some...
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7 Reasons to Use an Excel Template

  Every day businesses face all kinds of challenges and managers of the business need to make different kinds of decisions. Shall we purchase products in larger quantities and lower the shipping costs and get a better price? Shall we buy or lease new equipment? How much money do we need to finance our expansion?...
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The higher the salary the more you can afford to pay

My company has recently made a study for a retail company. The company was concerned about its wage policy. Their sales have improved after the crisis was over in their industry; so did the wages, as sales personnel wages were tied to sales. The main question that the company asked: „Don’t we overpay our top...
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