New York City (NYC)

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Who should attend the course?

  • New hires who have joined the firm late and missed the in-house program
  • Individuals looking to fill a knowledge gap
  • Experienced bankers looking to refresh their technical skills
  • Teams employed in financial strategy roles from non-banking corporations
  • Graduates preparing to interview for a role in the finance sector
  • Students at business school and looking for a career in finance

 

Course details

Financial Modeling Fundamentals

Delegates will learn how to model and integrate the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow of a fast food business using Excel. In addition to learning the steps necessary to build a three statement financial model, delegates will also cover how to build models accurately and efficiently through a series of best practice modeling rules. Delegates also learn how to stress test the assumptions used, to check their work efficiently and to document it.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Using keyboard shortcuts
  • Setting Excel up for maximum efficiency
  • Working with key modeling formulas and structures
  • Building three statement projections
  • Modeling cash and revolver
  • Addressing standards for good models
  • Constructing the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement
  • Introduction to checking methodologies
  • Performing audit trails
  • Incorporating interest income and expense

Three Statement Modeling

Through the process of building a more complex three statement model, delegates are taught how to model operating cash and calculate interest using average debt and average cash balances. The class will address in detail how to work with intentional circular references. The issue of non-intentional circular references is covered and delegates are taught modeling rules that are designed to help avoid them. The session is designed to expose delegates to different three statement modeling styles: multi-sheet, tower and different income statement layouts. Exposure to a mix of modeling styles will help prepare them to work on in-house models or models they may inherit from other finance professionals.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Modeling operating cash, excess cash and the revolver
  • Calculating interest on cash and debt balances
  • Working with intentional circular references
  • Avoiding non-intentional circular references
  • Building models with different styles and layouts
  • Calculating ratios

Integrity and Error Checking

Common errors are covered from balancing a non-balancing balance sheet to debugging a model that is non-intentionally circular.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Troubleshooting techniques for cash flow statements
  • Finding errors and integrity checking
  • Using Excel tools to help with integrity checking
  • Finding unidentified hard numbers quickly and easily
  • Using Excel’s “jump tool” to trace through formulas with ease
  • Using Excel to show the formulas underlying output
  • Using Excel to find inconsistencies in the model
  • Using Excel’s auditing tool to trace formulas

"Using AMT Online (AMTO) was excellent as it allowed me to work through the course material at my own pace. AMT Online was very easy to use and navigate through." ~ graduate, leading business school

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Course materials

While this is a face to face training course, a blended learning approach is taken and delegates will be provided with access to AMT Online. Our study materials contain both the knowledge and practice materials required to assist with the learning process and help you in your job role. Course materials include:

 

  • printed course binder with copy of the slides
  • laminated summary sheets
  • 24/7 access to AMT Online (AMTO)
  • class recordings
  • course notes
  • quizzes
  • electronic homework/study files

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