Modelling issues

There are many issues that can present a challenge in modelling. Discussion of these can be found at some of the websites listed on our Links page, and there are also many books covering spreadsheet software packages, although these tend to focus on technical points rather than quality and business issues. Some of the most… Continue Reading

Background

Mike worked at KPMG from 1982 until 1999, initially as a tax specialist and then as a financial modelling consultant. From 1996 to 1999 he was a Principal Consultant responsible for developing KPMG’s London-based financial modelling service. During this time he wrote a Financial Modelling Handbook which set out the standards for KPMG’s financial modelling… Continue Reading

Spreadsheet models

Following are examples of some spreadsheet models developed by Mike over the course of his career: Trading terms evaluation Pricing decision support Transport franchise bid Power generation industry Debt restructuring Payroll and tax grossing-up Lease evaluation and rental adjustment Management accounting and consolidation Continue Reading

Other projects

Mike has also been responsible for a wide variety of other modelling and decision support work: Planning and valuation model Corporate restructuring model Investment appraisal workshop Rail transport model (in PC Express) Executive information system (in Holos) Multi-dimensional planning model (in Holos and C) Continue Reading

Qualifications and interests

Mike’s degrees and qualifications include: DMOD (1999) – Diploma in Management and Organisation Development, Henley Management College FCMC (1998) – Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants MIAP (1985) – Member of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers ATII (1984) – Member of the Institute of Taxation ACA (1982) – Member of the Institute of… Continue Reading

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