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Financial Analysis and Modelling using Excel Course

By: Upskill Development Institute


04 - 08 Jul, 2022  5 days

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USD 1,000

Venue: Upskill Development Training Center

Other Dates

Venue Date Fee  
Upskill Development Training Center, Kenya 01 - 05 Aug, 2022 USD1000
Upskill Development Training Center, Kenya 05 - 09 Sep, 2022 USD1000
Upskill Development Training Center, Kenya 03 - 07 Oct, 2022 USD1000
Upskill Development Training Center, Kenya 07 - 11 Nov, 2022 USD1000

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


5 Days

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

Training Approach

This course will be delivered by our skilled trainers who have vast knowledge and experience as expert professionals in the fields. The course is taught in English and through a mix of theory, practical activities, group discussion and case studies. Course manuals and additional training materials will be provided to the participants upon completion of the training.

Training Venue 

The training will be held at our Upskill Training Centre. We also offer training for a group (at a discount of 10% to 50%) at requested location all over the world. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and buffet lunch.

Visa application, travel expenses, airport transfers, dinners, accommodation, insurance, and other personal expenses are catered by the participant


Participants will be issued with Upskill certificate upon completion of this course.

Upskill Development Training Center Jul 04 - 08 Jul, 2022
Upskill Development Training Center, Kenya 01 - 05 Aug, 2022
Upskill Development Training Center, Kenya 05 - 09 Sep, 2022
Upskill Development Training Center, Kenya 03 - 07 Oct, 2022
Upskill Development Training Center, Kenya 07 - 11 Nov, 2022

Registration: 09:00:am - 04:00:am

USD 1,000.00
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Daniel Ndung'u +254721331808

Upskill Development Training Center
Upskill Development Institute