Financial Planning Models in Excel
This book presents the construction of a basic but complete financial planning model that may be used as a tool when addressing the strategic and financial challenges of a firm.
Financial Planning Models in Excel introduces a model that, in addition to having budgeted statements of income and financial position as output, presents a budgeted cash flow statement. The advantage is that the cash flow consequences of different scenarios are presented in more detail and structured by operating, investing and financing cash flows. Most importantly, this approach provides a check of the model relationships, thus ensuring the reliability of the model.
The book presents solutions to the most common problems in relation to model-building and there are specific chapters on developing support modules for revenues, expenses, investments, research and development, liabilities, equity and tax. Focusing on the interpretation of the models, there are also chapters on support modules for calculating financial ratios and company valuation.
Although Excel is not the primary focus of the book, there are guidelines on how to construct the model in order to maximise the computer support and instructions for specific issues such as the use of logical tests.
Financial Planning Models in Excel is intended for university students in accounting and finance. These types of models constitute useful tools for strategy development and evaluation, as well as for learning accounting.