As a business analysts or a consultant you will have to from time to time create financial models. There are a bit different than business models. In business models you go into details of operations and you focus on getting the links on the KPIs. Those models are usually done for internal purposes, to manage in the right direction the business. Financial models on the other hand are more for external users. You concentrate in them on creating the picture of the business in a standardized, understood by everybody way. You also want to create the financial statements: profit & loss statement, balance sheet statement, cash flow statement.
On top of that you use the financial statements for valuation purposes.
The most typical situation when, as a business analyst or a consultant, you will have to prepare such a model are connected with selling or purchasing a company. You may be doing it on the sell side or on the buy side. Financial modeling is done as a part of strategy projects, turn around projects, due diligence.
I will NOT teach you everything on financial modelling because it is simply not efficient (and frankly you don’t need it). This course is organized around 80/20 rule and I want to teach you the most useful (from business analyst / consultant perspective) ways to go as fast as possible from rough description to working model in Excel that you can make more and more complicated.
The aim of this course is that you are able to do a financial model of the business as fast as possible.