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Financial Modeling

Common Financial Modeling Questions (and Answers!)

This resource library has been developed to help you get quick answers to your most pressing financial modeling questions. Popular topics of quick-fire questions including financial modeling, valuation, accounting, corporate finance, careers, Excel, PowerPoint, investment banking, equity research, corporate development, and financial analyst queries. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please feel free to contact us directly and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

Financial Modeling Internship

Types of Financial Modeling Internship The most common types of financial modeling internship include investment banking summer analyst, private equity intern, corporate development intern, equity research intern, and other areas of corporate finance. Most of these opportunities are posted at university career centers and are filled directly with university students at these schools. Another way...

Financial Modeling Rules

List of Financial Modeling Rules The top 10 financial modeling rules are: (1) format inputs in blue and formulas in black, (2) simplify the model as much as you can, (3) don’t hardcode numbers into formulas, (4) use grouping instead if hiding cells, (5) break down complex formulas into multiple steps, (6) run error checks,...

Financial Modeling Responsibilities

Financial Modeling Job Responsibilities The most common financial modeling responsibilities in a job description include: finding, organizing, and analyzing financial information, calculating ratio, linking financial statements, valuing companies, assessing opportunities and risks, creating reports and presentations, as well as charts and graphs, and having a solid understanding of accounting, corporate finance, Excel, economics and strategy....

Financial Modeling Research

What is Financial Modeling Research? Financial modeling research includes the preparatory work that’s done before and while building a model in Excel. The main research that needs to be conducted includes: (1) analyzing historical results, (2) evaluating market dynamics such as supply and demand, (3) researching competitors, (4) understanding the company’s management team, their strategy...

Financial Modeling Limitations

What are Financial Modeling Limitations? The main financial modeling limitations include: (1) the heavy use of assumptions about the future, (2) the heavy reliance on a terminal value that makes up so much of the net present value of a business, (3) the reliance on weighted average cost of capital (WACC), (4) the propensity of...

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