You are expected to have either completed the stated prerequisite course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:
Financial modeling course description
This step-by-step financial modeling course has been taught to thousands of finance professionals at top financial institutions around the world by Scott Powell. In this course, you will learn to build a financial model from scratch by working in Excel and following along with the video. Upon successfully completing the course and all quizzes, you will obtain your Financial Modeling Certificate from the Corporate Finance Institute and be on your way to breaking into wall street.
A structured approach to financial modelingIn this section of the course, we cover the importance of designing a well-structured model and incorporating financial modeling best practices. Specifically, you will learn to:
- Apply a structured approach to financial modeling in Excel
- Outline the hallmarks of good financial models
- Explain the importance of planning as well as prep your model structure
- Build from operating revenues down to operating profit
Forecasting the income statement and balance sheet
In this section of the financial modeling course, you will learn to start building the model in Excel by completing the following steps:
- Forecast property, plant and equipment and other operating assets
- Forecast the various components of working capital:
- Accounts receivable
- Accounts payable
Debt and financing schedulesIn this section, the tutorials focus on how to build the debt and financing sections including interest calculations and the capital structure of the business. Specific learning objectives include:
- Forecast debt financing and related interest costs
- Forecast equity financing and dividends
- Use an iterative analytical approach to managing circular references
Building a free cash flow statementOnce all of the above steps are complete we can move to link the cash flow statement and complete the three statement model. This section of the course will teach you to:
- Understand the importance of error checking
- Derive a forecast cash flow statement based on a forecast income statement and balance sheet
- Derive a free cash flow statement that can be used for equity valuation
This course includes a pre-populated DCF model, as the focus of the course is on linking a three statement model. CFI's Business Valuation Course focuses on DCF Modeling in Excel in detail.
Who should take this financial modeling course?
The course provides essential prep for wall street careers in investment banking, FP&A, corporate development, and other areas of corporate finance. Earn our certification and set yourself apart.
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Financial modeling & financial analyst training
From beginner to advanced, this Excel modeling course is designed to teach you how to be a complete financial analyst.
This class is one of the 9 required "Core" courses for CFI's financial analyst training program, which grants the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) accreditation.
What You'll Learn
Path to Certification
6 courses from beginning to intermediate level.01Optional
9 courses from beginning to intermediate level.02Required
Take 3 out of 8 courses at an advanced level.03Required
Submit your FMVA®️ checklist and order your certificate.04Required
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What Our Students Say
I am so glad to have completed the Building a Statement Financial Model. The course is very well organised, explained and practical which is something I was looking for. I feel more confident to embrace the career as a Financial Analyst after I have taken this course. I can´t wait to start the FMVA course. Well done, CFI.
Good reading and follows narration - it captures the salient points for review
The method used for explaining will definitely change your view on Financial modeling .... awesome... it's a worthy course!
I refer back to my rating of the previous course. The previous course does a lot to equip a person with the right approach going forward into more complicated materials. The interesting thing is, it's not so complicated once you understand it. We tend to think about learning in terms of "P = Q" where "P" is our knowledge and "Q" is the thing we are studying. But the brain actually works best at learning things faster when given "P = Q vs R" where "R" is something that contrasts with "Q" in enough ways for us to understand both better. The same way we understand what the turqoise color is, given an entire color spectrum wavelengths and frequencies to compare. CFI brings it all right infront of you. Instead of reading a 'boring' book, you get to see the broader scope. It really makes it easy to follow and I can see the reason why we are moving into a VR world of education, especially in the future where ergonomic insights are turning working environments into multi-dimensional working environments; where 1 empty desk has the power of 1000 desktops, perhaps even 100 000. I can definitely see CFI heading in that bold new direction, if or when the time is right. CFI is by far a world-class leader.
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FMVA® Financial Analyst Certification
Become a Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® by completing all required courses in accounting, finance, modeling, Excel, presentations, and strategy. From beginner to advanced courses you will have the complete training you need to become a world-class financial analyst.