Introduction to Financial Modelling


When done well, Financial Models are powerful tools that can be used to help organisations make good business decisions.

This course is provided by a third party provider and the fee charged is exclusive of VAT. 

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 

What is a Financial Model?

  • What is a financial model?
  • Why do businesses use models?
  • How do we do financial modelling?
  • What do we use models for?
  • What skills do I need to do financial modelling?
  • Where can things go wrong?


  • What are standards?
  • Why do we use standards?
  • When should I use a standard?
  • Why is FAST significant?
  • What are the key characteristics of FAST?

Setting up a Model

  • How do I set up a model?
  • Why have a standard structure for each model?
  • What goes on the input sheet?
  • What goes on the working sheet?
  • What goes on the output sheet?
  • What is the standard recommended format for each sheet?

Concept Diagrams

  • What are concept diagrams?
  • Why use concept diagrams?
  • What am I trying to model?
  • When should I use concept diagrams?
  • How are concept diagrams used?

Building a Calculation

  • What are we trying to model?
  • What are the ingredients?
  • How shall I lay out the calculation block?
  • What are the operators I could use?
  • What functions are commonly used in financial modelling?
  • What Excel shortcuts can I use?
  • What other FAST principles should I use to build the block?
  • How can I produce a graph to show the balance?