Financial Modeling & Forecasting

What Is Financial Modeling And Forecasting?

Modeling and Forecasting is the art of building a prediction in Excel of how a company will perform in the future. An analyst will typically build the forecast in Excel, with cash flow generation being the main focus. Professionals in investment banking, corporate development, and FP&A regularly build models and use them to evaluate corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising.


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

Below is a screenshot from one of CFI’s online analyst training and certification courses, offered 100% online.

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

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