Key Financial Modeling Skills

What Are Key Financial Modeling Skills?

Key financial modeling skills include accounting, finance, Excel, math, valuation, logic, visualization, standardization, customization, and extensive use of formulas and functions. Most of the skills required for financial modeling are learned in a university program like a BCom or an MBA, developed through professional work experience in investment banking and private equity, and refined with online training programs like CFI’s FMVA certification program.

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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