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Financial modelling with Excel
Week 1
Design Research
4 videos, 1 reading
Video: The Interaction Design Specialization
20 m
Video: Introducing Elizabeth Gerber
40 m
Video: Who, What, Where, When and How People Work
35 m
Video: Michael Chapman of IDEO on Interviewing
20 m
Reading: Slides
30 m
Graded: Final Quiz: Design Research
5 Questions
Week 2
Ideation
2 videos
Video: The Interaction Design Specialization
20 m
Video: Introducing Elizabeth Gerber
40 m
Graded: Cumulative Quiz
4 Questions
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Financial modelling with Excel

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Financial modelling with Excel

About this course

Course Description

Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet software for building effective

and realistic financial models which is critical for today’s value-driven

organization. Applying financial modeling techniques can help you overcome

the “what if” scenarios and the complexity of devising your forecasts in order

to make more meaningful financial strategic decisions.


Who should attended?

Staff in Accounting, Financial Control, Auditing, Strategic Planning, Budgeting,

Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Business Intelligence, Research and

Development (R&D), Postgraduate and Undergraduate students with interest

in Applied Finance.


Learning Objectives

This class is a practical class. This is a hands-on training, participants are

expected to come with their own laptop. At the end of this class, you should

be able to do the following:

  • Understand the relevance and stages in financial modeling.
  • Solve time value of money problem using Excel-FV,PV,NPV,IRR etc
  • Construct models for equity and bond valuation.
  • Build financial valuation models using DCF and multiple techniques.
  • Prepare financial forecasts using Excel profit and loss account, balance Sheet and cash flow statement.
  • Create cash budgets and portfolio models using Excel
  • Use macros and hyperlink in financial model building
  • Present historical financial scorecard using Excel charts and graphs
  • Use Goal seek and solver in financial target setting and optimization
  • Link financial ratios calculations to financial statements.
  • Conduct a quick audit of excel’s financial models


Course contents

Projecting Financial Statements

  • Build a fully dynamic and integrated three statement model
  • Use equity research, management guidance and industry forecasting conventions to forecast the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement
  • Normalize historical results to exclude non-recurring items and reconcile GAAP to Non-GAAP presentations of financials
  • Build supporting balance sheet schedules using a consistent roll-forward approach: Working Capital, Deferred Taxes, PP&E /
  • Depreciation, Intangible Assets, Retained Earnings , and Debt & Interest


Error Proofing

  • Learn best practices for check models for errors, accuracy and integrity
  • Check and fix circular reference and iteration problems (#REF)
  • Insert circularity toggles and learn other tools for formula auditing
  • Customize Excel for effective modeling using macro shortcuts
  • Balancing the model and inserting automated crosschecks


Presentation and Scenarios

  • Perform sensitivity analysis using data tables
  • Perform scenario analysis using data validation
  • Integrating drop down menus and other “bells & whistles”