Financial Modeling Methods

About Financial Modeling Methods

The main financial modeling methods are (1) building a model from scratch, (2) building on someone else’s work, and (3) using a template and redesigning it. All three methods are very common, and the best approach will depend on how much time is available, what the use of the model is, and your own personal or company preference.


Financial Modeling Methods

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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