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Hands-On Financial Modeling with Microsoft Excel 2019

By : Shmuel Oluwa
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Hands-On Financial Modeling with Microsoft Excel 2019

By: Shmuel Oluwa

Overview of this book

Financial modeling is a core skill required by anyone who wants to build a career in finance. Hands-On Financial Modeling with Microsoft Excel 2019 explores terminologies of financial modeling with the help of Excel. This book will provides you with an overview of the steps you should follow to build an integrated financial model. You will explore the design principles, functions, and techniques of building models in a practical manner. Starting with the key concepts of Excel, such as formulas and functions, you will learn about referencing frameworks and other advanced components for building financial models. Later chapters will help you understand your financial projects, build assumptions, and analyze historical data to develop data-driven models and functional growth drivers. The book takes an intuitive approach to model testing and covers best practices and practical use cases. By the end of this book, you will have examined the data from various use cases, and have the skills you need to build financial models to extract the information required to make informed business decisions.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: Financial Modeling - Overview
Section 2: The Use of Excel - Features and Functions for Financial Modeling
Section 3: Building an Integrated Financial Model

Introduction to Financial Modeling and Excel

If you asked five professionals the meaning of financial modeling, you would probably get five different answers. The truth is that they would all be correct in their own context. This is inevitable since the boundaries for the use of financial modeling continue to be stretched almost daily, and new users want to define the discipline from their own perspective. In this chapter, you will learn the basic ingredients of a financial model and what my favorite definitions are. You will also learn about the different tools for financial modeling that currently exist in the industry, as well as those features of Excel that make it the ideal tool to use in order to handle the various needs of a financial model.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The main ingredients of a financial model
  • Understanding mathematical models
  • Definitions of financial models
  • Types of financial models
  • Alternative tools for financial modeling
  • Excel—the ideal tool