Financial modeling using Excel spreadsheets is an essential skill set to have in today’s ever more computerized world. Greater levels of Excel proficiency are becoming mandatory in many public and private enterprises ranging from small businesses to major Fortune 500 companies. Many colleges do not offer coursework in financial modeling and without it many college students graduate with very basic proficiency using Excel. Those with a greater level of competence often have an advantage in securing employment and advancing within an organization.
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WHY IT WORKS
There is a meaningful old proverb that reads “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Our learning materials take this very proverb to heart and unlike other learning materials out there, we focus on teaching you how to think like a financial modeler rather than on the financial model itself. The reasoning behind this approach is very simple. The financial models we use as teaching aides are variants of what one would find at a Wall Street investment banking firm. Such models may not have any relevance to your day-to-day work or your future career path and that is okay. The focus should not be on the financial models themselves but rather on the thought and design process that goes into putting a financial model together. Once you master the strategic design aspect of creating a financial model, you will be better prepared to create models to suit your own particular needs.
WHAT WE OFFER
Downloadable Financial Modeling Learning Materials
Your purchase includes an instantly downloadable PDF of the Paragon Analytics Financial Modeling and Spreadsheet Best Practices Handbook.
Extended Learning Video Tutorials
The next step in the learning process is to supplement the written material with video tutorials on our YouTube Channel. The videos will cover many facets of spreadsheet modeling from design planning to model auditing. It is important to note that these video tutorials will not be discussed at the same granular level as the written materials. For best results, it is essential for anyone in this program to work through and master the written materials first before jumping into the more advance level video tutorials.
Subscriber-Only Access to Downloadable Financial Models
When you purchase the Spreadsheet Learning program you also gain access to our password protected restricted site where you will be able to download every spreadsheet model we create and discuss on our YouTube channel. Gaining access to these financial models is an important part of learning to become a better financial modeler. Ask any experienced financial modeler and many will tell you key to become a better modeler is to audit and learn from what others have created.
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You will need a personal computer (PC) or Mac capable of running Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Office 2007 or later. Internet access, a web browser or a mobile device are needed to view YouTube Extended Learning Video Tutorials and to download financial models. Click the Microsoft Office link below for the latest PC and Mac system requirements to run the latest version of Microsoft Office.
Becoming a great financial excel modeler takes time, dedication, and a commitment to mastering the building blocks of financial modeling. There is a long learning curve and the learning process never really ends.