MS Excel for Finance and Accounting – Learn to use Excel to run your books and professionally organize your data.
If you want to learn Excel for finance, you’ve come to the right spot. At Strategic Axis, we’re on a mission to help you advance your career as a financial analyst… and being an expert at Excel is a big part of that.
Financial modeling is crucial for taking investment decisions that can have a huge financial impact on companies.
By attending this course, you will be able to adequately prepare and build financial models that cater to different types of investments alternatives, understand and analyze time value of money, present value, future value and weighted average cost of capital (WACC), in addition to conducting a proper analysis of financial information.
The objective of the program is to educate participants with knowledge of advanced Excel tools using hands-on exercises that are relevant for accounting and finance professionals.
The program will enable the participants to apply those tools in their day to day work to prepare final accounts, projecting financials, prepare budget reports and perform financial analysis to increase efficiency and productivity.
We will start with essential functions and go on to more advanced tasks throughout the course. The functions and setups you will learn will prepare you for any accounting project.
Learn all the tips, tricks, shortcuts, functions and formulas you need to be an Excel, power user. This course is designed specifically for Excel users who are performing professional financial analysis and financial modeling. We cover all levels – from beginner to advanced users.
This course is based on first-hand investment banking training programs at global banks. The quality of instruction you receive in this course will have you just as sharp as if you took an expensive, live Wall Street course.
This is the official Microsoft course.
You might be interested in other Finance and Accounting programs as a next step.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Apply time value of money concepts
Perform and interpret the financial analysis
Apply cost of capital calculation techniques
Construct forecasted financial statement models and perform sensitivity analysis
Use the free cash flow technique in determining the value of a project or a company
Develop economic models using different Excel modeling techniques
Learn using advanced Excel tools
Prepare Final Accounts using Pivot Tables
Project financial statements including critical schedules
Perform financial statement analysis
Perform sensitivity and scenario analysis for Budget
Learn to record macros
Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive a Strategic Axis Professional Certificate (SAPC).
Participants will receive official Microsoft certificate as well.
The basic structure of functions
Time value of money functions
Present value and net current value
The internal rate of return and Multiple IRR (MIRR)
Using NVP, XNPV, and XIRR
Amortization of loan schedule
Effective yields and returns
SUMIFs, COUNTIFs, and SUMPRODUCTs
IF and nested IFs
VLookup and HLookup
Data table & sensitivity analysis
Profit and loss versus balance sheet analysis
Comparable company analysis
Building block analysis
Vertical, trend, and horizontal analysis
Current, quick, and cash ratios
Asset management and activity
AR and AP Turnover
Cash conversion cycle
Solvency, leverage, and gearing
Debt, equity, and times interest earned rates
Assessing profitability management
Profit margin, gross margin, return on assets, return on investment
Market and valuation
Price-earnings and earnings per share ratios
Modeling the DuPont identity
The three-step models
Using keyboard shortcuts
Absolute and relative cell referencing
Overview of Financial Modeling
FAST standards for financial modeling
Structuring the input sheet and structuring time sheet using timing flags
Modeling for assumptions & inputs
Business Structure & revenue modeling
Modeling for & projecting operating expenses
Projecting key schedules including debt/interest, depreciation, working capital and equity
Stepwise projection of income statement, balance sheet, and cash flows
Ratio analysis and common size analysis
Computing cost of equity and WACC
Estimating Terminal Value, DCF Valuation
Trading Comps Valuation (P/E, P/B, EV/EBITDA, etc.)
Macros and VBA
Summarization & presentation of the final model
Form controls for scenario analysis
The Gordon, dividend model
Calculating the cost of equity and value of debt
Computing the expected return on the market
Computing weighted average cost of capital
How financial models work
Modeling income statement
Modeling balance sheet
Free Cash Flow measurement (FCF)
Using FCF to value the firm and its equity
Discounted cash flow analysis
Developing an integrated financial model
Data tables design
Assumptions and input variable rules
Array functions and formulas
Spinner data modeling
List box data modeling
Option box data modeling
Acquiring and updating data from the text, access database, SQL, and the web
Working with large datasets (Sorting, Subtotals, Filtering)
Analyzing Data using Pivot Tables
Charting using Excel
Preparing Final accounts from Trial Balance using Pivot Tables
Income Statement (Revenue, Expenses, etc.)
Balance Sheet (Working Capital, Fixed Asset Schedule, etc.)
Cash Flow Statement