- Model design and structure
- International spreadsheet best practice
- Testing and auditing a model
- Forecasting techniques
- Sensitivity and risk
- Optimisation and targeting
- Management dashboards and reporting
On completion of this 3-day training programme delegates will be able to:
- Understand the different types of financial models and their application
- Construct models that are robust and scalable
- Incorporate elements such as risk, sensitivity, optimisation and forecasting into models
- Produce management reports, summaries and meaningful charts
Day 1: Overview of modelling techniques
Day 2: Forecasting, risk and scenarios
Day 3: Optimisation, data analysis and reporting
The programme is taught using demonstrations combined with practical and interactive case studies. The exercises in each session reinforce the concepts covered in each 0f the units. Emphasis is placed on delegates gaining practical, hands-on experience of the design and construction of financial models in Excel. Comprehensive product notes and modelling software are provided for future reference.
When looking at any financial opportunity, the ability to perform accurate and realistic analysis is imperative. In today’s ever-changing business environment, the capability to just manipulate spreadsheets is not enough. You have to be able to incorporate all the “what if” scenarios and stress test any proposal to its limits. A working financial model can facilitate and improve the reliability and quality of your decision-making.
Modelling techniques are used in many different areas, such as investment appraisal, capital planning, budgeting, valuation, financial analysis and forecasting. Banks and businesses worldwide rely on the information produced by financial models – for many it is the key to success.
The course begins by concentrating on the advanced use of Excel. These skills will be applied to the construction of financial, valuation and investment models. Delegates will then learn how to incorporate forecasting, optimisation, risk assessment and sensitivity scenarios into these models.
The course is taught using a step-by-step approach so delegates will be able to construct financial models for a wide range of practical scenarios.