#### 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.
Preface
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Section 1: Financial Modeling - Overview
Introduction to Financial Modeling and Excel
Steps for Building a Financial Model
Section 2: The Use of Excel - Features and Functions for Financial Modeling
Formulas and Functions - Completing Modeling Tasks with a Single Formula
Applying the Referencing Framework in Excel
Section 3: Building an Integrated Financial Model
Understanding Project and Building Assumptions
Asset and Debt Schedules
Cash Flow Statement
Valuation
Model Testing for Reasonableness and Accuracy
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# Asset schedule

A quick recap of our agenda is as follows:

• Record the historical profit and loss accounts and balance sheet
• Calculate the historical growth drivers
• Project the growth drivers for the profit and loss accounts and balance sheet
• Build up the projected profit and loss accounts and the balance sheet
• Prepare the asset and depreciation schedule
• Prepare the debt schedule
• Prepare the cash flow statement
• Ratio analysis
• DCF valuation
• Other valuations
• Scenario analysis

Our subject matter is referred to as long-term assets, fixed assets, and property plant and equipment. An asset is a long-term asset that the company will derive economic value from by using it for over a period of more than one year. This period is called the useful life of the asset. It would be unfair to charge the entire cost of such an asset in the period in which it was acquired; instead, the cost should...