Excel Training: Analysis & Reporting for Finance


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Analysis & Reporting for Finance (Excel Training) teaches you how to use MS Excel to present, analyze and format financial data. The training includes data layout, basic math & financial functions and advanced financial analysis with MS Excel. You learn about present value and future value, WACC, IRR, cash flow calculations & interest considerations. Become a financial wizard with MS Excel.

Course Dates and Pricing


Jun 5 - 8, 2018$2,775.00Sep 25 - 28, 2018$2,775.00Oct 23 - 26, 2018$2,775.00Nov 20 - 23, 2018$2,775.00Dec 18 - 21, 2018$2,775.00

Course Outline

Microsoft Excel Essential Skills Revised

Identifying and Referencing Cells
Working with Cell Contents
Formatting Cells
Working with Formulas
Business Graphics
Exercise: Setting up the Business Data

Working with Data

Characteristics of a Database Layout
Using Cell Names to Prepare the Data
Using Filters to Sort and Filter the Data
Creating Custom Filters to Find the Data you need
Using Search and Find Functions to Locate the Data you need
Using Subtotals to Summarize the Data
Removing Duplicates
Using Custom Functions to Clean the Data
Exercise: Summarizing the Data with Excel Functions

Advanced Functions: Conditional Logic

Using Conditional Formatting
Planning for Conditional Logic
Using a Single If Function to Implement Conditional Logic
Using Multiple If Functions to Implement Complex Conditional Logic
Using the AND and OR Functions to Implement Complex Criteria
Using Negation and DeMogan?s Theorem to Simplify Logic
Exercise: Implementing Complex Logic in Support of Data Cleanup

Performing a Preliminary Analysis of Financial Data

Determining Maximum and Minimum Values
Calculating Measures of Central Tendency: Average and Median
Calculating Dispersion Measures: Variance and Standard Error
Creating Frequency Distributions: Frequency, Relative Frequency and Cumulative Relative Frequency
Displaying Category Totals and Subtotals
Using Pivot Tables for Effective Presentation

Financial Essentials part I: Interest and Payments

Essential Terms and Concepts: Discount Rate, Compound Interest and Net Present Value
Calculating Compound Interest and Factoring In Compounding Frequency
Establishing an Appropriate Discount Rate
Calculating the Future Value of an Investment
Calculate Loan Payments for a Present Value
Calculating the Payback Period and the Discounted Payback Period
Calculating the Present Value of Future Cash Flows
Exercise: Essential Financial Calculations

Financial Essentials part II: Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return

Essential Definitions: Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return
The Role of the Discount Rate
Determining a Project?s Net Present Value (NPV)
Determining a Project?s Internal Rate of Return
Decision Rules for IRR and NPV: When they Agree and When they Disagree
Calculating NPV with Variable Interest Rates
The Multiple NPV Problem
Practical Exercise: Calculating the Net Present Value and the Internal Rate of Return of Future Cash Flows

The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

WACC and Financial Justification
Definitions and formula for the WACC
Determining the Cost of Debt
Factoring in Taxes Payable
Determining the Cost of Equity
Calculating the WACC for an Organization
Calculating the WACC for a Project
Using the WACC to make Project Decisions
Using the WACC to determine an Appropriate Discount Rate
Practical Exercise: Calculating the Cost of Debt and the Cost of Equity
Practical Exercise: Using the WACC to make Decisions

Earned Value Management

The EVM Template
The Basics the Earned Value Management
Defining a Method for Measuring Progress
The Basics: Earned Value, Present Value and Actual Cost
About Estimate At Completion and Budget At Completion
Determining Progress: Cost Variance and Schedule Variance
Useful Ratios: CPI, SPI and TCPI
Forecasting: The Art and Science
EAC Forecasts: Budgeted Rate, Present CPI and Present CPI/SPI
Practical Exercise: Using EVM to Assess Progress

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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