Modeling & Projecting Financial Statements

Financial statements can deliver a ton of insights, if you know how to uncover them.

This two-day workshop helps professionals in valuation, corporate finance, planning and budgeting, investment banking, asset management, fixed income research, and equity research weave business and financial forecasts into spreadsheet-based projections of financial statements. These projections help professionals value a business, test future scenarios, and gain an integrated view of a business.

The workshop will also discuss tools and techniques to make participants more efficient and effective in developing models and analyzing information.


  • A laptop with Excel 2010 or above is required to build models.
  • A working knowledge of Excel is required (advanced knowledge of Excel, such as macros, is not needed for this course).
  • A good knowledge of accounting topics such as indirect cash flows, leases, taxes, and options.

11/30-12/1/2017 New York
CPE Credit:
$1,795 **

Venue and Hotel Details


  • Introduction to modeling and design: Components of a financial statement model; Skills needed for modeling; Excel overview; Design choices
  • Efficient modeling and best practices
  • Building blocks of models and step-wise development: Enterprise activities
    • Forecasting EBITDA by forecasting sales and operating expenses
    • Forecasting working capital requirements for future business activity
    • Forecasting capital expenditures, PP&E, and depreciation
    • Non-current operating assets and liabilities: Modeling multi-period effects: When revenues are collected over multiple periods, or expenses are incurred over multiple periods
    • Forecasting reserves and allowances
    • Modeling current and deferred taxes
  • Building blocks: Financing activities
    • Understanding and forecasting enterprise free cash flows: Contrasting three approaches to measurement of free cash flows: cash-flow budgeting, equity valuation, and credit risk analysis
    • Forecasting funding needs and interest expense
    • Ensuring that the firm meets its debt-to-equity ratio constraints or debt-to-EBITDA constraints
    • Meeting seasonal funding needs via revolving line of credit
  • Overview of integrated models and their drivers
  • Valuation
    • Cost of capital and risk
    • Growth and terminal values

Program Details

Prerequisite:  Baseline understanding of U.S. GAAP Accounting
Preparation:  None
Level of Knowledge:  Intermediate
Field of Study:  Finance
Delivery Method:  Group Live, Instructor-Led Course

Course Leader

Dan Gode, Co-founder, Almaris E-Learning Systems.

Course Testimonials

“Excellent instructor and easily one of the best corporate training classes I've attended. I will recommend my entire staff take this course.” - Controller, Large Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Provider

  • Register Early and Save!*
    Reserve your seat in any session before midnight on October 15, 2017 and apply coupon code FALL17WEBSITE at checkout to receive $100 off the purchase price.
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    Apply coupon code COMBO300 at checkout to receive $300 off the combined purchase price.

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  • Discounts Available for Groups of 3 or More!*
    For more information, call 201-505-6062 or email

* Discounts cannot be combined and must be applied at time of initial registration.

** Tuition price includes daily breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity

As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, KPMG Learning has determined that this program qualifies for 13.5 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.