How best to design timelines in a financial model

A project requires 2 years of detailed monthly forecasts followed by 3 years of less detailed annual forecasts. That’s driven by the quality of the forecast information available. There is a requirement to present the calculated results on an annual basis. How should the financial modeller prepare their timelines to cover the 5 years? Some… Read more

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The FAST Standard Creative Commons Licence

Confirming the original intention of the FAST Standard authors, the FAST Standard Organisation (“FSO”) is pleased to announce that version 02c July 2019 of the FAST Standard is now formally and legally made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. This will allow anyone to copy, make use of and make changes to… Read more

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New version of the FAST Standard issued

I am pleased to announce┬áthat we have issued a new version of the FAST Standard. This incorporates the results of work undertaken to review and amend the FAST Standard’s guidance on Excel Names, with changes made to the following clauses: 3.03-08 Do not use Excel Names; and 4.03 Excel Names FAST Standard 02b June 2016… Read more

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Moving towards a common modelling language – ICAEW Recognises FAST

On Tuesday, 17 June 2014, the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) launched its “20 Principles for Good Spreadsheet Practice” at its headquarters, Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London.

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FAST Standard Organisation launch event

On November 29th the launch event for the FAST Standard Organisation, or “FSO” took place in London.

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How FAST helps business understanding

In this short video, Alan Woods, President of Liverpool Members Network of the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) gives his view on FAST.

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Reducing spreadsheet risk

Peter Gillon, a Senior Finance Manager with long experience in the out-sourcing sector, discusses how FAST reduces risk and increases collaboration.

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