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"I attended AMT's financial modeling courses and they helped bring me up to speed with a few new techniques and tricks. I've certainly strengthened my financial skills feel that I can make a real difference in my team." ~ research analyst, management consultancy

Who should attend the course?

Undergraduates, Interns and Graduates

Securing a graduate scheme at a top financial organisation without work experience can be challenging. Ideally, they would like you to have intern experience and to be passionate about finance. Financial institutions will often select only the best prepared candidates to be fast tracked into their graduate scheme. If you aspire to work in corporate finance, M&A, private equity, asset management, private banking, global markets or sales and trading, you will need to be numerate and excel at analyzing financial and market information. By attending an AMT public course, you will learn about financial statement analysis, financial modeling and valuation. You will gain the knowledge and skills for those all important interviews.

 

Experienced Finance Professionals

Working for a leading financial institution means you will be working in a highly competitive environment. In order to stay ahead you will need to keep pace with your colleagues. AMT’s public courses ensure that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to continuously deliver a professional level of service to your clients. Hence becoming more effective in the workplace and helping advance your career. Learn or refresh your skills in financial statement analysis, financial modeling and valuation, and stay ahead of the curve.

What courses complement this one?

Core Skills

To get a comprehensive understanding of Financial Modeling and Valuation, study over 5 days:

 

 

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Course details

Building a Financial Model from Scratch

Delegates start with an Excel worksheet with two years of historicals of the main case company pre-inputted. The financial statements of the case company are then analyzed, and the latest historical data is cleaned and prepared for the forecasting process. Ratios are calculated and assumptions for each line item in the financial statements are created. The full forecast model is then built. The forecasting techniques for several different items are examined separately, using dedicated Excel files, before being adapted for the case company.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Identifying relevant information in the company’s financial statements, management discussion, analysis and notes
  • Adjusting historical performance for acquisitions and divestitures
  • Analyzing and making reasonable projections for a company’s operating costs, non-recurring items, other income and expenses
  • Creating assumptions and forecasting balance sheet accounts
  • Revenues and costs
  • Fixed assets - capital expenditure and depreciation
  • Intangible assets
  • Operating working capital
  • Provisions
  • Effective tax rate, taxes payable and the various deferred tax items
  • Debt schedule
  • Equity and share repurchases
  • Building a cash flow statement from scratch
  • Documentation techniques and ratio analysis
  • Integrity checking

What will you receive on the course?

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