Accounting & Finance
Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting


In the globally competitive world of the 21st-century business decision-makers face unprecedented levels of risk and uncertainty - to survive and flourish in this challenging environment organisations need the right tools with which to analyse problems and anticipate and manage the many opportunities and threats that may emerge.

Traditional forms of financial analysis and forecasting no longer meet these needs and the most progressive firms are using the power of financial models to help them analyse the challenge and take a more powerful approach to manage risk in their planning and forecasting. 

This leading-edge Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting training seminar will focus on the financial analysis and modelling skills that the modern finance professionals need to manage the risks and uncertainties in today’s challenging world, providing high-quality business support to the organisation’s key decision-makers.

This Finance & Budgeting training course will highlight:

  • The challenge of risk and uncertainty in modern business
  • Principles of business planning and performance management
  • How financial models can be used to improve business decision-making
  • Practical skills in designing financial models using Excel
  • The design of financial models for forecasting and decision-making

This hands-on Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting training seminar has been designed to provide delegates with real practical skills to design and build financial models that will have highly relevant applications in their own organisations to assist in financial analysis, forecasting and business decision-making. This Finance & Budgeting training seminar takes delegates through the key steps in Excel and makes the best use of the built-in functions featured in this popular spreadsheet application.

At the end of this training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Plan the design and the functionality of financial models in Excel
  • Use powerful functions built into Excel for statistical and financial analysis
  • Apply financial analysis techniques to improve investment decision-making
  • Design and build financial models for forecasting sales, costs and profit
  • Implement up to date techniques for managing risk and uncertainty
  • Use financial models to assist in business decision-making
Training Methodology

This is a highly participative workshop-style seminar focused on developing practical skills that delegates can apply in real-life business situations on return to their own organisation. Each module includes a thorough review of the relevant theory before focusing on life-like business case studies with which delegates can practice the design and construction of financial models, analysis tools and forecast applications in Excel, using laptops provided for this Finance & Budgeting training seminar.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will benefit from the practical implementation of up to date techniques in financial analysis, forecasting and financial modelling that can be applied to improve the quality and relevance of business decision-making in the context of modern levels of risk and uncertainty – specifically:

  • An integrated approach to managing business risk and uncertainty
  • The use of financial analysis tools improve business information and insights
  • Application of financial model tools to add sensitivity analysis to decision-making
  • Improved forecasting tools and performance management systems
  • Better quality information as the basis for capital investment decisions
Personal Impact

Delegates will benefit from this hands-on workshop that has been designed to provide them with the essential theory of financial analysis, forecasting and financial decision-making whilst focusing heavily on building the practical skills to develop their own financial models in Excel. This Finance & Budgeting training seminar on Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting will greatly enhance their contribution to organisational performance and improve their career prospects by:

  • Developing an awareness of the nature and management of risk and uncertainty
  • Greater involvement in management planning and decision-making
  • Improved knowledge of Excel and its most powerful financial functions
  • Using powerful Excel financial modelling skills for forecasting and decision-making
  • Applying up to date methods to planning and forecasting
  • Understanding and applying investment decision-making techniques

Who Should Attend?

This Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting training seminar is designed to provide useful insights and practical skills to professionals from a wide range of disciplines and industry sectors, but particularly those involved in planning, forecasting and investment decision-making in an age of risk and uncertainty.

This training seminar is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Finance Professionals
  • Budgeting and Planning Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Divisional Managers
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Managers
  • Project Managers

Course Outline:

The Competitive Challenge in the 21st Century

·         Identifying and Managing Stakeholder Needs

·         Business Models and How They are Disrupted

·         An Integrated Approach to Risk Management

·         The Essentials of Business Performance Management

·         Fundamentals of Financial Modelling

·         Financial Statements Basics

·         Fundamentals of Financial Modelling

Mastering Financial Analysis

·         Building a Financial Ratio Database in Excel

·         Practical Modelling: The Cost-Volume-Profit Relationship

·         Measuring and Improving Return On Investment

·         Measuring and Improving Asset Management Efficiency

·         Measuring and Managing Capital Structure and Risk

Improving Financial Forecasting

·         Practical Modelling: Using Excel Statistical Analysis Tools

·         Avoiding Common Forecasting Problems

·         Using Moving Averages to Analyse Time Series Data

·         Using Linear Regression for Sales Trend Analysis

·         Using Excel Solver to Minimise Forecasting Error

·         Using Regression and Correlation to Forecast Costs

·         Practical Modelling: Cash Flow Forecasting

Financial Models to Improve Investment Decision-making

·         Principles of Capital Investment Decision-making

·         Sources and Cost of Business Finance

·         Practical Modelling: Using Excel Discounted Cash Flow Tools

·         Practical Modelling: Capital Investment Analysis

·         Essentials of Business Valuation

·         Practical Modelling: Business Valuation Based on Shareholder Value Added

Managing Risk and Uncertainty

·         Identifying and Analysing Business Risk

·         Probability Based Approach to Decision-making

·         Monte Carlo Simulation

·         Sensitivity Analysis and “what-if” Forecasting

·         Identifying the Key Drivers of Financial Performance

·         Practical Modelling: Key Driver “what-if” Forecast

Location & Date

01 - 03 Dec, 2020



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