Building a Financial Model


Every financial model is built on the same foundations: an understanding of its purpose, who it is for, and its scope.

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Venue details:  
Online EU, ,
Start date & time:  
01 January 2021 00:00
End date & time:  
01 January 2022 00:00
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Training ticket cost:  
3.50 Training Tickets accepted
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Product type:  
CPD online course
Category:, Strategic finance and management reporting

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Course Overview

This course explains how to set up the Excel spreadsheet and complete the initial steps of building a financial model, structuring calculations, and looking into costs and revenues, time periods, cash balances and reporting. 

Course overview

Setting up a Financial Model

  • Who uses a financial model?
  • How should I set up a financial model?
  • What are the MS Excel settings for financial model building?
  • What should be included in a template?
  • How should I incorporate FAST principles?

Cost and Revenues

  • What are the different ingredients required to calculate the operating costs?
  • What would the concept diagram look like?
  • How do I build a calculation that I can use to model the operating costs?
  • What would be different in the revenue calculation?
  • How do I build a calculation to quickly model the revenue?

Time Periods

  • What time periods should I use?
  • What do I need to know about flags?
  • Which ingredients are required to calculate the forecast period flag?

Cash Balances

  • Why is the cash balance particularly important?
  • What is a "balance corkscrew"?
  • What should I know about interest?
  • How is interest calculated?


  • What will the recipient want from the summary report?
  • Should I use the same rules for building output sheets?
  • How do I construct the output sheet?