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Financial Model Audit – Cell by Cell vs Shadow Modelling

Imagine a ‘Where’s Wally’ (or Waldo in the USA) picture, but rather than a few hundred people, you have many thousands. To make things worse, the variability of each individual person can be huge, and you don’t know what Wally is wearing! To make things worse again, there may be many Wallys, or none at […]

Financial Model Audit the Secrets of Pricing

Here’s a peek behind the curtain at how Gridlines goes about pricing for a financial model audit. Before providing a quote, we will typically request a call with the potential client to help us understand the following key factors that drive our pricing. To do this we have a baseline audit fee which we will […]

Model Audit 2.0 turns one this week. What have we learned?

model audit 2.0 turns 1

Exactly one year ago Gridlines secured its first financial model audit mandate. As we now celebrate the one year anniversary of launching Model Audit 2.0, what have we achieved and what have we learned? Let’s start with the achievements: We have been appointed on over 20 audits with a transaction value in excess of 3Bn […]

Harder, Better, Faster

A Faster Audit? We set ourselves the challenge of looking at the financial model audit process to see how we can make it faster for our clients. For those of you un-familiar with the typical audit process, it usually goes something like this: Engage auditors around 1 month prior to bid / financial close Initial […]