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09 Sep - 13 Sep 2024 London - UK $ 5,950 Register Now
16 Dec - 20 Dec 2024 London - UK $ 5,950 Register Now
30 Dec - 03 Jan 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
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05 May - 09 May 2025 Zurich - Switzerland $ 5,950 Register Now
07 Jul - 11 Jul 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
08 Sep - 12 Sep 2025 London - UK $ 5,950 Register Now
08 Sep - 12 Sep 2025 Copenhagen - Denmark $ 5,950 Register Now
15 Dec - 19 Dec 2025 London - UK $ 5,950 Register Now
22 Dec - 26 Dec 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
About the Course

The 5-day interactive Financial Analysis, Modelling, and Budgeting Masterclass is designed to enhance the skills required for expert financial analysis and management. It offers a deep dive into the techniques and tools essential for effective financial analysis, modelling, and budgeting in today's dynamic business environment. Delegates will learn to construct sophisticated financial models, conduct thorough financial analyses, and develop robust budgeting strategies. This training programme covers various topics, including advanced Excel techniques, cash flow forecasting, investment appraisal methods, and risk assessment. It also emphasizes integrating financial analysis with strategic decision-making, ensuring financial planning aligns with business goals. Combining theoretical knowledge with practical exercises and case studies, it aims to equip professionals with the skills to make data-driven financial decisions, enhance their forecasting capabilities, and contribute to their organisation's financial stability and growth.

Furthermore, it will also explore the impact of market trends and economic indicators on financial planning and analysis. It will teach delegates how to integrate scenario planning and sensitivity analysis into their financial models to anticipate and mitigate risks. It will also cover the latest developments in financial software and analytical tools, providing hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies in financial modelling.

Core Objectives

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Develop advanced skills in financial modelling and analysis using Excel
  • Construct and interpret complex financial models for business decision-making
  • Perform in-depth financial analysis to assess company performance and valuation
  • Create comprehensive budgeting plans aligned with strategic business objectives
  • Apply various investment appraisal techniques for informed financial decision-making
  • Forecast financial outcomes and cash flows with a high degree of accuracy
  • Integrate risk assessment in financial models to ensure robust and resilient planning
  • Utilise best practices in financial reporting for clear and effective communication
Training Approach

This training course employs a hands-on, interactive approach and combines theoretical instruction with practical application, ensuring a deep and practical understanding of the concepts. Delegates will use advanced Excel functionalities to work on real-world financial scenarios, fostering a practical learning experience, including case studies from various industries to demonstrate the application of financial analysis and modelling application in different contexts. Group workshops and individual exercises will also be integral to the training, allowing delegates to apply their skills in simulated business environments. This comprehensive approach ensures that attendees understand the theoretical aspects and are proficient in applying these skills in their professional roles.

The Attendees

This training course is designed to provide valuable insights and practical skills to professionals from various disciplines and industry sectors, particularly those involved in planning, forecasting and investment decision-making in an age of risk and uncertainty.

Likewise, it will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Financial Analysts and Managers
  • Corporate Finance Professionals
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Business Analysts
  • Strategic Planners and Consultants
  • Budget Officers and Controllers
  • Investment Bankers
Daily Discussion

DAY ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND MODELLING 

  • Introduction to Financial Modelling: Understanding the Principles and Best Practices
  • Advanced Excel Techniques: Leveraging Excel for Financial Analysis
  • Building a Basic Financial Model: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow
  • Analytical Techniques in Finance: Ratio Analysis and Key Performance Indicators
  • Data Validation and Error Checking in Financial Models
  • Breaking Down Real-World Financial Models

DAY TWO: ADVANCED FINANCIAL MODELLING AND ANALYSIS

  • Integrated Financial Statement Modelling: Connecting Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flows
  • Scenario and Sensitivity Analysis: Modelling Business Uncertainties
  • Valuation Techniques: Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Comparable Company Analysis
  • Capital Budgeting: Investment Appraisal Techniques
  • Monte Carlo Simulation in Financial Modelling
  • Building a Complex Financial Model

DAY THREE: BUDGETING AND STRATEGIC FINANCIAL PLANNING

  • Principles of Effective Budgeting: Frameworks and Approaches
  • Zero-Based Budgeting vs Incremental Budgeting: A Comparative Analysis
  • Linking Budgets to Strategic Planning
  • Cash Flow Forecasting and Management
  • Financial Performance Analysis: Variance Analysis Techniques
  • Developing a Comprehensive Budget for a Business Scenario

DAY FOUR: RISK ASSESSMENT AND FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING

  • Risk Management in Financial Modelling
  • Incorporating Risk and Uncertainty into Financial Analysis
  • Project Evaluation and Risk: Using NPV and IRR in Uncertain Environments
  • Cost of Capital and Capital Structure Analysis
  • Decision Trees and Real Options Analysis in Finance
  • Risk Assessment in Financial Decisions

DAY FIVE: COMMUNICATION AND APPLICATION OF FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

  • Effective Financial Reporting: Best Practices and Standards
  • Communicating Financial Information to Non-Financial Stakeholders
  • Ethical Considerations in Financial Modelling and Reporting
  • Integrating Financial Analysis into Corporate Strategy
  • Advanced Topics in Financial Analysis: ESG Investing, FinTech Innovations
  • Applying Learned Skills in a Real-World Scenario