Financial Modeling Color Coding

Financial Modeling Color Coding Rules

The standard color coding for financial modeling is to make assumptions and hardcodes blue, formulas on the same sheet black, formulas that refer to other worksheets green, and formulas that link to external files red. This color code standard is followed by professionals all around the world across all major industries and job functions.


Financial Modeling Color Coding

Additional Questions and Answers

CFI is the official global provider of financial modeling and valuation analyst FMVA Designation. CFI’s mission is to help anyone become a world-class financial analyst and has a wide range of resources to help you along the way.

In order to become a great financial analyst, below are some additional questions and answers for you to explore further:

  • What are the types of financial models?
  • What is sensitivity analysis?
  • What is bookkeeping?
  • What are the most common valuation methods?

Example Excel Model

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To learn How to Build an Excel Model step-by-step, click on the image below.

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