Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live-Seminar

CPE Credit and NASBA Field of Study: 8 Hours, Finance

This intensive one-day, hands-on workshop examines several case studies of budgeting, projections and financial modeling using Excel’s most sophisticated applications designed especially for this task.

  • Understand Basic Budgeting, Projections and Modeling Concepts for Financial Projections


  • Understand Professional Modeling Concepts Including Input Cells for Key Revenue or Expense Drivers and Template Construction for Effective Models


  • Understand the Linear Regression Equation, Use it for a Variety of Modeling Tasks and use Excel Tools to Automatically Generate the Linear Regression Equation


  • Learn the AICPA/SAARS Definitions and Requirements: Forecast v. Projection


  • Learn To Model The Sales Forecast, Fixed and Variable Costs and the Income Statement


  • Learn Three Different Methodologies To Model the Balance Sheet: (1) Percent of Sales, (2) Linear Regression Using the Sales Forecast and (3) Financial Analysis Using Various Excel Tools for Desired Objectives


  • Understand the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)


  • Model the Firm’s Capital Structure


  • Understand the Sustainable Growth Model


  • Understand Sensitivity Analysis Using Excel Data Tables


  • Learn How To Program Excel Solver for Optimal Decision Making: Model the Optimal Capital Structure and Model the Optimal Sustainable Growth Rate



  • Budgeting and Financial Modeling Concepts – Constructing Effective Modeling Templates


  • Linear Regression Analysis Using Excel


  • Modeling the Sales Forecast


  • Modeling the Income Statement Including Fixed and Variable Costs and Flexible Budgeting


  • “What If” Sensitivity Analysis Using Excel Data Tables


  • Forecasting Operating Income with Monte Carlo Simulations


  • Incorporating Excel Spinners and Sliders for Key Revenue and Expense Drivers


  • Connecting Financial Models to Excel Graphics for Dynamic Presentations


  • Modeling the Balance Sheet


  • Modeling the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) – Modeling and the Firm’s Capital Structure


  • Modeling Optimal Sustainable Growth


  • Programming Excel Solver for Optimal Solutions


  • Modeling Optimal Capital Structure


Who should attend: This course is designed for CPAs and financial professionals who want a state-of-the-art update and a crystal-clear explanation of advanced budgeting and financial modeling tools and techniques using Excel 2010. This seminar is perfect for CFOs, CPAs, treasurers, controllers, financial and security analysts, budget directors/analysts, staff accountants and auditors.

Prerequisites: Basic Knowledge of Excel
and Finance

Program Level:

Advance preparation:

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