Financial Modelling

What is Financial Modelling?

At Business Like, we understand that financial modelling is much more than a mere fiscal exercise; it’s a strategic tool essential for navigating the complexities of today’s business environment. Our team’s approach to financial modelling is grounded in a deep understanding of its critical role in shaping informed business decisions.

We engage in financial modelling by constructing comprehensive mathematical models that accurately reflect a company’s financial activities. These models are vital for forecasting the financial trajectory of a business, whether it involves assessing a specific project or an overarching investment strategy. Our expertise lies in developing intricate spreadsheet models that allow us to explore a variety of financial scenarios. This approach enables us to project future revenues and expenses, and to understand the implications of different strategic decisions.

In the vibrant and challenging landscape of New Zealand’s economy, our financial modelling services at Business Like become even more crucial. We integrate our extensive knowledge in accounting, finance, and business management to provide a holistic analysis of market trends and business strategies. This integrated perspective is key in evaluating both current operations and potential long-term investments.

Financial Modelling Expertise

Our financial modelling expertise at Business Like encompasses several key areas:

1. Budgeting and Forecasting: We assist businesses in creating effective financial plans, predicting future financial performance, and setting realistic budgets.
2. Investment Analysis: Our team excels in assessing the financial feasibility of potential investments, including new ventures, acquisitions, or significant capital projects.
3. Risk Management: Recognizing and mitigating financial risks is paramount in today’s dynamic economic climate. Our financial models offer insights into potential risks and help in formulating effective management strategies.
4. Valuation: Accurate valuation of a business or asset is crucial, especially in mergers, acquisitions, or sales scenarios. Our financial modelling provides precise valuations based on thorough data analysis.

At Business Like, we view financial modelling not just as a technical service, but as a fundamental aspect of our partnership with clients. We empower them with insights and confidence to navigate the business terrain of New Zealand. Through our financial modelling expertise, we ensure that our clients are not just cognizant of their current financial standing but are also well-prepared for a prosperous future.

Financial Modelling Experts in New Zealand

At Business Like, we pride ourselves on being among the foremost experts in financial modelling in New Zealand. Our team, composed of seasoned professionals with deep expertise in finance and accounting, is dedicated to providing top-tier financial modelling services that cater to the unique needs of our diverse clientele.

Our commitment to excellence in financial modelling is rooted in a deep understanding of New Zealand’s unique business landscape. We recognize that each client’s needs are distinct, and we tailor our models to provide bespoke solutions that align with their specific goals and challenges. Our approach is not just about delivering data and forecasts; it’s about offering insights that drive real business growth and success.

Our expertise has been honed through years of experience and a steadfast dedication to staying abreast of the latest trends and technologies in financial modelling. This ensures that our clients receive the most up-to-date and relevant advice, helping them to stay ahead in a competitive market.

At Business Like, we believe in building lasting relationships with our clients. Our role extends beyond being mere service providers; we aim to be trusted advisors, collaborating closely with our clients to ensure their long-term financial health and success. Whether it’s navigating complex investments, managing risks, or planning for future growth, our team is committed to providing the strategic support that our clients need.

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Our People

Brendan Price – Partner

Brendan has a Bachelor of Business Studies with majors in Accounting and Marketing.  He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and holds a current certificate of public practice.  Brendan started working at Business Like in late 2013 and was appointed as a partner on the 1st of April 2017.  He works with a wide range of clients in trades, manufacturing, technology, financial services as well as high net worth individuals. He is passionate about helping business owners achieve their business and related goals.  A keen fisherman and brewer, Brendan can be found sampling his own beer creations in the weekends after a day with his young family.

Rachel Darlington – Partner

Rachel is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, she also holds a current certificate of public practice. Rachel completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Auckland University and a postgraduate diploma in Professional Accounting at Manukau Institute of Technology. She began her accounting career in the corporate arena working for a merchant banking firm – Bankers Trust for approximately ten years. Following the birth of her daughter, she joined a CA accounting firm in 1999 where she became practice manager and worked until 2007. Rachel joined Business Like in February 2008. In 2009 Rachel Lamb and Rachel Darlington joined forces to create Business Like NZ Ltd. With Rachel Lamb departing in 2014, Rachel Darlington teamed up with Brendan Price and they have continued to grow Business Like NZ Limited. Rachel has a farm in Ardmore where she can be found most weekends tending to the land or her ever-growing menagerie of animals.