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Financial Modelling With MS Excel

Financial modelling, more than any other activity, provides the foundation for meaningful budgets and project evaluation. Surveys have however consistently demonstrated that more than 80% of models/spreadsheets contain significant errors – suggesting the possibility of major business decisions being made on the basis of incorrect information! Through this intensive 3-day course, learn to develop robust, consistent and error-free financial models that increase the accuracy of forecasts/ budgets and assist in investment decisions.


  • The Modelling Process
  • Modelling Best Practices
    • Separation, Consistency, Integrity, Protection, Colour Coding, Modular technique

Defining Input/Assumptions

  • Macro-economics
  • Project Cost
  • Financing
  • Estimating the Explicit Forecast period
  • Revenue
  • Expenditure
  • Setting-up Scenarios

Setting-up the Reports

  • Statement of Profit or Loss
  • Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
  • Statement of Cash Flows
  • Summaries/KPIs
  • Charts

Forecasting - Detailed build-up of revenues and expenditure using the Modular technique

  • Revenues
  • OPEX
  • Depreciation
  • Loan Amortisation and Interest
  • CAPM and WACC
  • Demonstrate inter-relationships between input, calculation modules and reports
  • Double Entry
  • Error checks

Financial Ratios and Key Performance Indicators

  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Activity Ratios
  • Coverage Ratios

Investment Appraisal/DCF Valuation

  • Free Cash Flows
  • Cost of Capital Fundamentals
  • DCF Valuation Model
  • IRR, NPV and Pay-back Analysis
  • Enterprise Valuation
  • Equity Valuation

Sensitivity Analysis/Tables

  • Data Tables

Scenario Analysis

  • Adding and using Form controls on worksheets


  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Monte Carlo Simulation

Optimization and Targeting

  • Goal Seek and Solver

We offer discounts for group bookings (i.e group of delegates attending the same course at the same time) as follows:

    3-5 participants - 5% discount
    6-9 participants - 7.5% discount
    10 or more participants - 10% discount