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Excel Foundation for Financial Modeling
Excel based Financial Modeling (Greenfield Solar Power Project) – 2.0 days
FAST™ Modelling Standard: www.fast-standard.org – a set of rules on the structure and detailed design of spreadsheet-based models. (Flexible, Structured, Appropriate and Transparent).
DAY 1: Mini-case lets will be used to explain the concept of Flags, Circularity Switch, scenario building formulas and logic building Excel functions
DAY 1: One case study will be taken up to explain the general linkages between Assumptions, Working Schedules, Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement. This will ensure that the model is correctly integrated.
DAY 1 & DAY 2: A full-blown Financial Model (Greenfield Solar Power Project) will be taken up
PROJECT FINANCE & MODELING (DAY 2)
Specific areas which require attention and will be covered as a part of the model:
1.Assumptions build-up (Project Start Date, Gestation Period, Project Commissioning Date etc.)
2.Building automated timeline (FY)
3.Timing and Event activation Flags (True/False)
4.Revenue Buildup (PPA / Merchant Sale) with YoY escalation in prices
5.Capex Schedule (The journey from Capex > CWIP > PPE or Gross Fixed Assets)
6.Use of BASE Analysis (Beginning, Addition, Subtraction, Ending)
. Interest during Construction (IDC) – to be capitalized income statement
9.Waterfall Structure of funding
10.Incorporating Revolver Balance & Minimum Cash Balances
11.Debt schedules & repayment
12.Working Capital schedule & Linkages
13.Building iterative calculation for Interest
Incorporating circularity switch to build a failsafe mechanism in case iteration leads to irreversible errors
14.Others: IRR, NPV, Ratios, What If Analysis, Relevant Shortcuts
1.Participants are expected to have prior knowledge of –
Sort & Filter; SUM(), MAX(), MIN(), AVERAGE(), UPPER(), PROPER(), LOWER(); Basic VLookup
Freeze Panes, Add/Delete Rows/Columns/WorkSheets
2.Program not meant for participants seeking basic knowledge of Excel
3.Participants can carry own Laptop (Excel v. 2007/2010/2013) – else 1 practice laptop shall be provided at the venue.
4.Snacks, Tea and Handbook will be provided. Lunch has to be arranged by participant.
5.Address: Knowledge Village, Block 2, Ground Floor G05A, UAE
Instructor: CA. Rishabh Pugaliarishabh pugalia
He has worked with KPMG & J. P Morgan before he founded Excel Next. He has trained 9,500+ professionals on Advanced Excel, PowerPoint Presentations & Financial Modeling. He has conducted LIVE webcast at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has co-authored a technical guide on how to use Excel for “Continuous Controls Monitoring”, which was published by ICAI.