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Feb 23, 2022

As accounting professionals the idea of creating or using forecasts or budgets to manage a business is not heard of but financial modeling takes it all to another level.  Using Dynamic Models we can more confidently plan for the future and help our clients make more informed business decisions.

Listen as Roger and Ian discuss the best practices as well as the common mistakes to avoid.

This is a fun and informative conversation that will help you prepare to answer the “What If” questions the client may have.

Modeling future ventures or new businesses is a powerful tool to avoid many mistakes in business.  Building upon assumptions can help plan for a better tomorrow.

Modeling is not accounting but accounting professionals are well-positioned to excel and offer this service to their clients.

Get ready to take some notes and perhaps this is a new service to add to your revenue stream in the business to get you paid what you are worth.

Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Our Guest: Ian Schnoor, CFM, CFA

Ian is one of the founders of the Financial Modeling Institute in 2017. He oversees the organization including its strategic direction. Ian is also founder of The Marquee Group , a leading provider of financial modeling training, consulting and accreditation.

Over the last 20 years, Ian has taught thousands of business professionals and university students around the world. Ian is passionate about teaching and brings a hands-on, interactive approach to every course.

Ian teaches at Queen’s University in Canada and is a recipient of the “Instructor of the Year” award in the Master of Finance program at the Smith School of Business. Previously, Ian spent a number of years in the Investment Banking departments at Citigroup and BMO Capital Markets. Ian completed his Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree with academic distinction from the University of Manitoba and has also attained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


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