AMA’s Advanced Financial Modeling and Forecasting Workshop

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Build more powerful and more accurate forecasting models to better analyze financial data, predict revenues and costs, assess risks—and justify critical business decisions.Build the model. . .generate the forecast. . .drive the business! Create more powerful and accurate forecasting models that steer you to fast-track, business-improving decision making!

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How You Will Benefit

  • Create effective financial models that meet your business needs
  • Quantify the uncertainty inherent in forecasting models with various risk analysis techniques
  • Make better, more profitable business decisions using advanced financial modeling methods
  • Evaluate patterns in your hi…

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Build more powerful and more accurate forecasting models to better analyze financial data, predict revenues and costs, assess risks—and justify critical business decisions.Build the model. . .generate the forecast. . .drive the business! Create more powerful and accurate forecasting models that steer you to fast-track, business-improving decision making!

Also Available as:
  • Live Online
  • Onsite

How You Will Benefit

  • Create effective financial models that meet your business needs
  • Quantify the uncertainty inherent in forecasting models with various risk analysis techniques
  • Make better, more profitable business decisions using advanced financial modeling methods
  • Evaluate patterns in your historical data
  • Identify and utilize key business drivers and integrate them into your forecast
  • Effectively communicate the results of your models to team members and senior management

What You Will Cover

  • Working with advanced Excel modeling techniques such as simulation add-ins
  • Creating your own model from real-world examples
  • Analyzing and applying diagnostics to validate your forecast
  • Understanding how Monte Carlo simulations handle uncertainty

Extended Seminar Outline

Print this page Extended Seminar Outline Seminar #1276 Learning Objectives
  • Use Mainstream Financial Concepts and Terminology
  • Describe Fundamental Statistical Methods
  • Develop Existing Financial Models in Excel®
  • View More Advanced Excel® Modeling Techniques Such as Monte Carlo Add-Ins
  • Create Your Own Model and Provide Diagnostics
  • Analyze Your Model and Provide Diagnostics
  • Identify Uncertainty in the Model and Design Methods to Address It
  • Present Your Models to a Brand Management Audience

Finance Theory As Used in Modeling
  • Apply the Concepts of Modern Finance
  • Use Various Interest and Risk Measures in Your Models
  • Develop Models That Are Consistent with the Principles of Finance

Creating Financial Models in Microsoft Excel®
  • Develop a Set of Guidelines for Preparing Financial Models in Microsoft Excel®
  • Identify Key Tips for Preparing These Models
  • Apply the Pyramid Structure to Your Models
  • Use Various Microsoft Excel® Functions That Will Aid in Developing Models
  • Prepare a Basic Model Using These Techniques

Model Statistics and Forecasting
  • Calculate Mean and Standard Deviation of a Dataset
  • Present Data for Manipulation
  • Analyze the Data Using Simple Techniques
  • Forecast Financial Data Using Regression Analysis

The Art of Building Models
  • Identify the Key Points Necessary to Build a Model
  • Describe the Art in Creating an Effective Model
  • Create a New Model Solving a Complex Business Problem

Modeling Risk and Uncertainty
  • Identify Uncertainty as It Exists in the Business World
  • Develop Simple Techniques to Handle Uncertainty
  • Use Monte Carlo Simulations to Handle Uncertainty
  • Use Option Pricing Models to Handle Uncertainty

Course Summary
  • Prepare Models for Presentation
  • Summarize Points Learned in This Course

Who Should Attend

Analysts and executive-level managers who work with financial models and need a refresher course on modeling methods—as well as experienced financial professionals who have not built models on a regular basis.

Note: Please bring a laptop equipped with Excel.

Those with minimal finance experience should attend AMA’s Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Managers or Intermediate Finance and Accounting for Non-Managers.

Special Feature

AMA Blended Learning combines instructor-led training with online pre- and post-seminar assessments, tune-up courses and other resources to maximize your training goals. Through a blend of proven instructor-led seminars and powerful online technology, AMA Blended Learning provides a compelling and more comprehensive experience for the learner—producing a greater return-on-investment for the employer and the seminar participant.

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