Financial Modeling and Analysis in Excel, Toronto - The Vair Companies

Venue: Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Apr 12, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 13, 2011
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Financial Modeling and Analysis teaches students how to conceive of and build a financial model from beginning-to-end, followed by due diligence. This course demonstrates how financial models guide commercial discussions. Participants will learn how to negotiate off the financial model.

  • Learn efficient modeling for specific financial analysis

  • Build financial models to guide negotiations and decision-making

  • Apply Excel shortcuts and hot keys to get you off the mouse

  • Learn effective auditing techniques on existing models

  • Employ Monte Carlo Simulations

  • Engage in relevant commercial discussions with active project developer/financial advisor

This course will utilize a Discounted Cash Flow ("DCF") pro forma approach derived from a full suite of financial statements: 1) Income Statement, 2) Statement of Retained Earnings, 3) Balance Sheet and, 4) Statement of Cash Flow. Participants use "hot keys" and page-setup techniques to build a fully integrated pro forma DCF model from a list of assumptions. The "mouseless" Excel techniques employed dramatically reduce model coding time. Next, delegates learn how to integrate all financial statements to produce a correctly-balanced Balance Sheet, without circularities. The class will use this model as a guide to review commercial issues, negotiate strategies and analyze financial ratios. Finally, the course demonstrates the power of Monte Carlo simulation analysis creating a dynamic decision-making tool and elevating beyond simple static input and output spreadsheets.

Course participants Include:
Financial Analysts, Investment & Evaluation Professionals, Business Development Planners, Mergers & Acquisitions Specialists, Accountants, Valuation Professionals

This course is indispensable to the effective use of financial spreadsheets for any industry or sector. (NB: A working knowledge of financial accounting is helpful but not essential.)

This course takes a practical "learn by doing" modular approach. The course structure for each module follows a four-step pattern: 1) teaching of the material, 2) spreadsheet exercise, 3) review of the exercise; then, 4) follow-up with a question and answer session. Each successive module builds upon the previous exercise. Each participant will be given problem and answer files to insure course fluidity for every student's level.

This course will use methodologies to:

  • Identify the model-type for analysis

  • Create models that are easy to navigate without forfeiting robustness

  • Use that model to assist your decision-making process

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