Financial modeling is the process of building a projection of a company’s operating and financial performance into the future in the form of a ‘model’ using Excel. The model can then be used for budgeting, planning, operations, valuation, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and almost any other corporate activity. The models are built by financial analysts and require a strong understanding of accounting, finance, Excel, strategy, and logic.
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