This second edition of Practical Financial Modelling is vital tool for all finance and management professionals whose work involves the production and development of complex spreadsheets and financial models. The author bridges the gap between the Excel manual and financial literature with a wealth of practical advise and useful tips.The book identifies good practice and highlights those areas which are prone to error and inconsistency resulting in a refreshingly simple approach to building and using financial models suitable for novice and experienced modellers. By using practical worked examples the most effective ways in which problems can be solved are explored. Key themes include: model structure, audit formulae and functions and model use. New to the second edition:Instructive information on Excel 2007 and its enhanced modelling functions and feature; Risk controls in developing and using financial models; Test-yourself modelling problems and applied examples in every chapter; Substantial information related to reporting and charting techniques and an appendix devoted to parallel comparison of how-to in Excel 2003 and 2007.
Following a career in the Army the author has been teaching spreadsheet applications in the City of London since 1991. His work has encompassed a range of consultancy and development assignments working with investment banks and others in the City and throughout Europe. For the past five years he has been working at Operis Group plc, the UK's leading independent financial modelling consultancy, where he is director of the training division of the company. Operis teach the fundamentals of financial modelling to over a thousand professionals each year, from backgrounds that include banking, accountancy, financial analysis, and management. With the rest of the company working on major modelling projects in the PFI/PPP sector and elsewhere, their training is based on the latest practice in the industry.