Excel for financial modelling

Course Dates: 11/10/20 - 08/11/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
Anis Mokadem

Financial modelling refers to the development of mathematical tools to simulate business scenarios as an aid to decision-making. Knowing lots of functions helps, but it is the application of these skills whilst also understanding the financial concepts that turns a glorified calculator into a valuable financial model.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.


What is the course about?

This course is about learning how to build a financial model in Excel from scratch through the valuation process of a given company. This will be illustrated by an application analysis of a publicly traded company. While this course will cover parts of Financial Statements Analysis, the focus will be on building the model in Excel..

This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

1) Customising the settings in Excel to accommodate the Model:
• Creating new Format in the Worksheet: Numbers, Text, Font and Size
• Exporting the Format to other Workbooks
• Don’t use the mouse

2) Advanced excel Functions:
• Advanced Conditional Functions
• The look up School (Advanced)

3) Start building the model
• Reformulating and transcribing the Income statement in Excel
• Reformulating and transcribing the Balance Sheet in Excel
• Building the Cash Flow Statement in Excel
• Scenario Analysis: Forecast & Valuation.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Build and share with colleagues a financial model that links up the three statements under different scenarios (e.g., expected economic growth)
• The model would return an estimated value of a company under each scenario.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

• Excel Advanced
• Basic understanding of Financial reporting
• If you don't have any experience in Financial reporting, we recommend that you attend the 'Introduction to business accounting" or “Introduction to Financial reporting analysis” courses first.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Introduction to VBA, Data analysis with Power BI, Introduction to DAX: data analysis expression for Power BI, Excel: advanced. Excel: expert, A beginner’s guide to SQL, Introduction to SQL and Microsoft SQL server.

Tutor Biographies
We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.

Book your place

Course Code: CEXM01

Sun, day, 11 Oct - 08 Nov '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £349.00
Senior fee: £349.00
Concession: £349.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? computing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2515

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.