About Ian Bennett FCA

Ian Bennett FCA leads PwC Australia’s deals modelling team and has more than 18 years experience as a professional financial modeller.

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  1. Excel threatened by new technology

    New technology is challenging the pre-eminence of Excel in financial modelling and analytics...

  2. Bad spreadsheets are killing your business

    Many Australian businesses rely on spreadsheets as much as on electricity or the internet. Here PwC expert Ian Bennett offers expert tips on how to reduce the risk that they may fail...

  3. Excel keyboard shortcuts you’ll use every day

    These Excel keyboard shortcuts are financial modellers’ favourites and can make you much faster at telling Excel what to do...

  4. Rejoice! Microsoft is finally listening to accountants

    Accountants should lead the Excel debate to ensure that the software we love and rely on evolves into the tool we deserve...

  5. How agility produces better financial models

    An off-the-shelf product is impossible with financial modelling. That’s why an agile approach is useful to ensure it is fit for purpose...

  6. Excel threatened by superior cloud-based tools

    Cloud-based forecasting and reporting could revolutionise the way you think about your business...

  7. An introduction to spreadsheet evil

    Advanced Excel users need to use their superpowers for good. Some functions can bring disaster down upon them and all their colleagues...

  8. How do you build the perfect error check into a financial model?

    Embedding error checks in your spreadsheet design cuts down the workload by shouting out when there’s a figure you need to look into more closely...

  9. What the rise of ‘citizen tech’ means for financial modellers

    With tech-enabled analysts arriving in finance functions every day, the use of powerful citizen tech to quickly solve problems is inevitable and should be wholeheartedly embraced, argues Ian Bennett...

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