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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

Understanding Project and Building Assumptions

In financial modeling, there is no one-size-fits-all. Financial models can vary widely in size, purpose, and complexity. A valuation model is vastly different from a loan repayment model. A model that's created to expand a business will be different from one that's created to dispose of a business. A model that's created to give someone a rough idea of the value of a business will be far less complex than one that's created in support of a private placement or an initial public offering of the shares of the business. It is imperative that you understand the scope and purpose of the model you have been asked to prepare. No matter how impressive your model is, it is of no use if it doesn't meet the requirements of the user. In this chapter, you will learn how to analyze projects and learn what the purpose of...