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Financial Analysis using Excel Course

By: Foscore Development Center


01 - 12 Apr, 2019  12 days

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USD 2,000

Venue: Foscore Development Center, Nairobi Kenya

This course is designed for existing users of Excel or similar spreadsheet programs needing to vastly increase their modelling and analytical skills especially in the disciplinary areas of Finance, Accounting, Management and Procurement. It is designed to improve the Excel modelling and analytical skills of finance professionals for the forecast, analysis and presentation of business and financial information

Who should attend?

This certificate course is for analysts, financial officers, and portfolio managers seeking a deeper understanding of Valuation, and the skills and knowledge to confidently make financial decisions.

Course Objective:

  • creating professional charts in Microsoft Excel
  • working with large amounts of data
  • Understanding Accounting and Bookkeeping principles
  • Building a company’s financial statements
  • Performing Financial Statement Analysis
  • Understanding importance of timing in terms of revenue and cost recognition
  • Calculating Liquidity, Solvency, Profitability, and Growth ratios
  • assessing project feasibility
  • calculating a complete loan schedule
  • Understanding the difference between variable and fixed interest rates
  • Performing industry analysis
  • Understanding drives a company’s value
  • Analyzing a business

Course Content

Session 1: Financial Modeling

  • Accuracy, flexibility, User-friendliness
  • Structural standards
  • Iteration, Circular Errors, the #REF! problem
  • Factual checks, Rational checks, Structural checks,
  • Model Stress Testing, Proofreading

Session 2: Financial modeling Functions

  • Different ways of summing and counting: SUM; SUMIF;
  • Discounting on uneven periods: NPV; XNPV; IRR; XIRR
  • Data validation; Text to column
  • Pivot tables, what if analysis and data tables
  • Sensitivity and scenario analysis

Session 3: Modeling for financial and operational planning

  • A working capital management model
  • A capital budgeting model
  • An inventory policy model
  • A plant opening/closing model

Session 5: Additional Analysis in Financial Modeling

  • Debt repayment
  • Modeling based on seniority of debt obligations
  • Book Depreciation and Tax Depreciation and modeling deferred tax
  • asset/liability
  • Modeling Asset Sales

Session 6: Credit Perspective

  • Capital Structure
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Interest Coverage
  • Working Capital
  • Operating Results
  • Liquidity Ratios

Session 7: Capital Structure Analysis

  • Existing Debt
  • Bank Revolver
  • Other Long-Term Debt
  • Preferred Stock
  • Book Capitalization
  • Total Debt
  • Book Equity
  • Borrowing Base
  • Revolver Debt

Session 7: Cost of Capital Modelling

Session 8: Valuation models using Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

  • Free Cash Flow to Firm
  • Free Cash Flow to Equity
  • Single stage and multi stage models
  • Principles of financial analysis using NPV, IRR, PBP and other measures
  • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
  • Relative Valuation
  • Hybrid of DCF and relative valuation
  • Conducting reality check on results

Session 9: Modeling for Corporate Finance Transaction

Session 10: Evaluation of Newly built financial model

  • Objectives
  • Assumptions
  • Logical flow
  • Key inputs
  • Interrelationships among inputs
  • Expected output
  • Factual checks, Rational checks, Structural checks

General Notes

  • All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs
  • The participant must be conversant with English
  • Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.
  • Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)
Foscore Development Center, Nairobi Kenya Apr 01 - 12 Apr, 2019

Class Session: 09:00:am - 16:30:pm

USD 2,000.00
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A discount of 10% to 50% for a group of more than two
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