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An Intensive 5 Day Training Course

Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting

Essential Skills for Managing Business Risk & Performance

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
FI124 04 - 08 Nov 2018 Dubai - UAE 4,750
FI124 23 - 27 Jun 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950
FI124 18 - 22 Aug 2019 Abu Dhabi - UAE 4,950
FI124 03 - 07 Nov 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950

*All fees are exclusive of VAT


Why Choose this Training Course?

In the globally competitive world of the 21st century business decision-makers face unprecedented levels of risk and uncertainty - to survive and flourish in this challenging environment organisations need the right tools with which to analyse problems and anticipate and manage the many opportunities and threats that may emerge.

Traditional forms of financial analysis and forecasting no longer meet these needs and the most progressive firms are using the power of financial models to help them analyse the challenge and take a more powerful approach to managing risk in their planning and forecasting 

This leading-edge training course will focus on the financial analysis and modelling skills that the modern finance professional need to manage the risks and uncertainties in today’s challenging world, providing high-quality business support to the organisation’s key decision-makers.

This training course will highlight:


Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

This hands-on training course has been designed to provide delegates with real practical skills to design and build financial models that will have highly relevant applications in their own organisations to assist in financial analysis, forecasting and business decision-making. This PetroKnowledge course takes delegates through the key steps in Excel and makes best use of the built-in functions featured in this popular spreadsheet application.

By the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

  • Plan the design and functionality of financial models in Excel
  • Use powerful functions built in to Excel for statistical and financial analysis
  • Apply financial analysis techniques to improve investment decision-making
  • Design and build financial models for forecasting sales, costs and profit
  • Implement up to date techniques for managing risk and uncertainty
  • Use financial models to assist in business decision-making

 

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course for?

The training courseis designed to provide useful insights and practical skills to professionals from a wide range of disciplines and industry sectors, but particularly those involved in planning, forecasting and investment decision-making in an age of risk and uncertainty.

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Finance professionals
  • Budgeting and planning managers
  • Commercial managers
  • Divisional managers
  • Purchasing and supply chain managers
  • Project managers

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This is a highly participative workshop style training course is focused on developing practical skills that delegates can apply in real life business situations on return to their own organisation. Each module includes a thorough review of the relevant theory before focusing on life-like business case studies with which delegates can practice the design and construction of financial models, analysis tools and forecast applications in Excel, using laptops provided for the course.

Daily Agenda click here

Day One: Tools to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century

  • The nature and challenge of competitive business
  • Managing risk and uncertainty
  • Business planning and performance management
  • Measuring the key drivers of business success
  • Financial models – what they are and how to use them most effectively
  • Best practice in building financial models
  • How to get the best results using Excel

Day Two: Building Models for Financial Statement and Ratio Analysis

  • The financial analysis tool kit
  • Building a company financial database in Excel
  • Excel charting basics
  • Analysing the cost-volume-profit relationship
  • Understanding the drivers of shareholder value
  • Modelling and interpreting financial rations
  • Using the model to improve business performance

Day Three: Building Forecasting Models

  • Understanding the drivers of profit and cash flow
  • Designing and building a cash flow forecast model
  • Using Excel’s built-in data analysis tools
  • Analysing trends in past data – moving averages and regression tools
  • Designing and building a sales forecast model
  • Designing and building a cost forecast model
  • Avoiding common problems in forecasting

Day Four: Building Models for Capital Investment Decisions

  • Principles of capital investment decision-making
  • Building a model to calculate company cost of capital
  • The time value of money and principles of discounted cash flow (DCF)
  • Understanding and using Excel’s built-in DCF functions
  • Designing and building a capital investment appraisal model
  • Principles of business valuation
  • Designing and building a business valuation model

Day Five: Building Models for Managing Risk and Uncertainty

  • The impact of risk on financial performance
  • Identifying the key drivers of financial performance and strength
  • “What if” forecasts and how they work
  • Designing and building a financial statement forecasting model
  • How to use Excel Goal Seek tool
  • Using Excel’s Scenario Manager tool
  • Building rolling forecast models in Excel

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PetroKnowledge Training


Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting
Essential Skills for Managing Business Risk & Performance


Code Date Venue Fees
FI124 04 - 08 Nov 2018 Dubai - UAE $4,750
FI124 23 - 27 Jun 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950
FI124 18 - 22 Aug 2019 Abu Dhabi - UAE $4,950
FI124 03 - 07 Nov 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

In the globally competitive world of the 21st century business decision-makers face unprecedented levels of risk and uncertainty - to survive and flourish in this challenging environment organisations need the right tools with which to analyse problems and anticipate and manage the many opportunities and threats that may emerge.

Traditional forms of financial analysis and forecasting no longer meet these needs and the most progressive firms are using the power of financial models to help them analyse the challenge and take a more powerful approach to managing risk in their planning and forecasting 

This leading-edge training course will focus on the financial analysis and modelling skills that the modern finance professional need to manage the risks and uncertainties in today’s challenging world, providing high-quality business support to the organisation’s key decision-makers.

This training course will highlight:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

This hands-on training course has been designed to provide delegates with real practical skills to design and build financial models that will have highly relevant applications in their own organisations to assist in financial analysis, forecasting and business decision-making. This PetroKnowledge course takes delegates through the key steps in Excel and makes best use of the built-in functions featured in this popular spreadsheet application.

By the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

 

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

The training courseis designed to provide useful insights and practical skills to professionals from a wide range of disciplines and industry sectors, but particularly those involved in planning, forecasting and investment decision-making in an age of risk and uncertainty.

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This is a highly participative workshop style training course is focused on developing practical skills that delegates can apply in real life business situations on return to their own organisation. Each module includes a thorough review of the relevant theory before focusing on life-like business case studies with which delegates can practice the design and construction of financial models, analysis tools and forecast applications in Excel, using laptops provided for the course.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Tools to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century

Day Two: Building Models for Financial Statement and Ratio Analysis

Day Three: Building Forecasting Models

Day Four: Building Models for Capital Investment Decisions

Day Five: Building Models for Managing Risk and Uncertainty

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