Financial Modeling in Excel

What Is Financial Modeling Using Excel?

Financial modeling using Excel is a skill used by financial analysts to evaluate investment opportunities and corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions. The use of Excel to build a financial model is a common practice in finance. It involves building a forecast, projecting a company’s cash flow into the future, and discounting it back to the present value. Many formulas and functions in Excel are used to build models.


Financial Modeling Using Excel

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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