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Duncan has worked as an accountant in various process industries, as a lecturer specialising in management accounting, as an accounting trainer, a business consultant and a spreadsheet modeller. He learned his spreadsheet craft at the sharp end when developing product cost models for companies in such industries as bread baking, shampoo manufacture, ceramic roofing tile manufacture, a retail wine outlet, a shoe factory and many more. Duncan is therefore in a position to share with you a distillation of his extensive knowledge and expertise.
Duncan has worked as an educator, consultant and speaker in the UK, Central Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and the Far East in his fascinating and varied career. Consequently Duncan combines his deep and detailed knowledge of financial and management accountancy with cultural and ethnic awareness. An established author in his own right, Duncan not only practices what he preaches but his training materials are written to a high standard and will provide delegates with additional insights in a permanent format. Duncan has trained a wide variety of delegates from university professors to newly graduated accounting specialists as well as practising managers and accountants.
Delegates to a recent course said that Duncan’s teaching style was perfect as he built their subject knowledge step by step from the beginning to the end. During another one of his courses, a delegate said to Duncan, ‘I thought I knew all about Excel until today’! Delegates from the training department of Albania’s largest telecommunications company said that they were delighted by the insights that Duncan had given them not only into their subject but especially to the understanding enhanced by his training methodology.
Some Previous Client Organisations
- Saudi Aramco
- Al Khafji Joint Operations
- Petroleum Development of Oman
- Oman Gas
- And many more
Some of Duncan’s Publications
Here are some examples of Duncan’s publications:
- Excel 2007 with Excel Master (in preparation) a book with two major aims: an introduction for anyone new to Excel 2007 and an applications book for anyone in accounting, business, marketing, manpower planning and others. I am expecting to have completed the book by the end of the year.
- Ongoing from July 2005 Author of articles on financial accounting and spreadsheeting for accountants for the Certified Practising Accountants organisation (ICPA): see their web site for an appreciation of who they are and what they do www.icpa.org.uk
- ONGOING from March 1999: maintain my own web site, www.duncanwil.co.uk containing a variety of materials reflecting my interests, knowledge and abilities.June 2004 Complete Presenter and Delegate package for a seven day programme: Finance for non Financial Managers: 18 topics, 250 pages of delegates’ notes, supplementary questions with fully worked solutions for all topics, 18 PowerPoint Presentations, interactive Excel files to accompany some of the topics
- March 2004 Vital Statistics: the Inland Revenue may be querying accounts as a result of incorrect statistical analysis Accountancy ICAEW
- Dec 2003/Jan 2004 Welcome to Sarajevo Financial Management CIMA
- Spring 2003 Free Cash Flow Teaching Business & Economics Vol 7 No 1 pp13 - 17 EBEA Hassocks UK
- February/March 2003 Major educational resource Financial Statement Analysis for www.bized.ac.uk: aimed at A level students
- OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2000 Spreadsheet Modules: various accounting and economics topics to be uploaded on the www.bized.ac.ukweb site: site managed by the Institute of Learning and Resource Technology, University of Bristol, UK
- SEPTEMBER 1999 Benford's Law published on AccountingWEB site
- JULY 1999 Author of 10 interactive spreadsheet modules and accompanying Manuals: quantitative models for GCSE and A Level Business Studies: cost behaviour analysis; trading and profit and loss accounts; balance sheets; ratio analysis; cost volume profit analysis: a GCSE and an A Level version of each of these modules. Prepared for the Institute of Learning and Resource Technology, University of Bristol, UK
- MARCH 1996 Cost and Management Accounting Prentice-Hall (Europe) ISBN 0-13-205923-1
- MARCH 1996 Cost and Management Accounting: Student's Workbook Prentice-Hall (Europe) ISBN 0-13-253899-7
- MARCH 1996 Cost and Management Accounting: Teacher's Manual Prentice-Hall (Europe) ISBN 0-13-207101-0
- JANUARY 199O 'Standard Costing made simple' ACCA Students' Newsletter (UK)
Some Comments from Previous Delegates
The following comments came from delegates who attended my two day course on Financial Statement Analysis in Hi Chi Minh City in August 2010.
All participants found the course informative and all aspects of program content were useful to them, namely in particular, PIVOT Table & RATIOS formula, financial model – Excel model, using excel for Financial Statement Analysis, all methods explained - many are new.
- All program are useful and I learn it so much.
- I know more the graph, calculation the Excel and more information about the course.
- New techniques were outlined.
The following comments came from delegates who attended my two day course on Advanced Excel for Financial Managers in Bangkok in August 2010.
All participants found the course informative and trainer ‘Very Good and a lot of experience, Good presenter”. On program content, most of them found they were all useful to them, particularly, all techniques, excel formula & some tactics, Pivot, Array, techniques to use excel function more effectively, the speaker explains very clearly and allow audiences to practice along. There was only one stated that ‘array’ was not too useful. What pleased all participants the most were ‘content, experience of speaker, new things that can work faster and more efficient, excel formula, proper techniques to use in excel/report, pivot table, waterfall chart’.
- Very good and a lot of experience.
- Good presenter
- The speaker explains very clearly and allow audiences to practice along.
- Experience of speaker
- New things that can work faster & more efficient
A week or so after the course, two of the delegates wrote to each other and copied me in on their exchange ... this is what they said:
Hi, how are you ka?
Can you remember me? I'm S..., who attended the training class together with you last month. I'm now try to apply many techniques with my spreadsheet. It really works!!
Hope you are fine naka.
Keep in touch
The reply to that first message:
Yes, I surely remember you....
Have to give a big compliment to our Guru, Duncan...
The Pivot table has saved my life, after knowing it, it is so useful.
I heard that you will deliver IFRS as well, unbelievable.
Have a great day to all.
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