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Building a Financial Model - eLearning

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A financial model is simply a tool that’s built in Excel to forecast a business’ financial performance into the future.  This course walks you through the steps to build a financial model.

Content Description:

Every financial model is built on the same foundations: an understanding of its purpose, who it is for, and its scope. This course explains how to set up the Excel spreadsheet and complete the initial steps of building a financial model, structuring calculations, and looking into costs and revenues, time periods, cash balances and reporting.

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity you will be able to:
• Set up and build a comprehensive financial model.
• Calculate costs and revenues.
• Decide which time periods you need to use and when and where to use flags.
• Create understandable and useful reports.


This course ensures you understand the fundamentals of financial models and are able to use a model building approach applicable for all your financial modelling requirements.

No prerequisites.

No materials distributed.

No assessments required.


Topic: Corporate Finance, Reporting

Sub-Topic: Financial Modelling, Financial Reporting

Format: Self-paced

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

CPD: 4 hours