Modelling Financial Statements

Modelling Financial Statements

A hands-on boot camp on forecasting, analysis and valuation

The key to the future of a business can be found in its financial statements. You will develop the skills needed to analyse these statements and understand the practical insights they offer.

Using the financial statements of real ASX-listed companies, you will gain hands-on experience with financial modelling using a proven analytical framework.

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Key highlights

Learn from finance experts with decades of industry experience

Understand your organisation’s future by analysing its financial history

Develop practical financial modelling skills with hands-on learning

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Upcoming courses

DateDurationLocationFeeTraining Points
2 - 3 December 2 days Sydney city campus (map) $2,290 (incl. GST) 4 Register now

You will learn to:

  • Assess the applicability of project finance to an investment opportunity
  • Identify and recommend risk management strategies
  • Propose appropriate transactional structures
  • Identify probable funding sources and costs

Who should attend

  • Accountants
  • Business planners
  • Commercial lawyers
  • Corporate development staff
  • Engineers
  • Equity analysts
  • Research analysts
  • Technical staff moving into managerial roles

What you'll learn

Day 1: Creating your model

  • The financial statements
    • Accounting principles
    • Accrual accounting and interrelationships
    • Industry examples
  • Setting up your model
    • Forecasting sales growth and costs
    • Building scenarios
    • Simplifying the published statements
  • Building your model
    • Getting the model to balance
    • Resolving the finance cost circularity

Day 2: Model analysis

  • Ensuring integrity through checks
    • Using your model for ratio analysis
    • Profitability, efficiency, leverage ratios
    • Market-based ratios
  • Using your model for valuation
    • Quick overview of finance theory and discounted cash flow
    • Extrapolating free cash flow
    • Determining enterprise value
    • Understanding the value of equity and share prices

Meet your facilitator

James Hay Modelling Financial Statements Finance Short Course Sydney Macquarie University

James Hay

James Hay

James Hay has over 30 years’ experience as a corporate treasury executive, financial analyst and executive trainer.

He has worked in risk management, corporate finance and evaluation in the Australian resources sector, and presented over 200 seminars and courses on financial skills, economic modelling and value-based management. He has also established a corporate advisory and training business which provides investment appraisal and financial education to a range of corporate and institutional clients. Since 2006, he has been an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre, teaching Financial Statement Analysis and Modelling, and Natural Resources Investment Analysis.

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Macquarie University North Ryde campus

North Ryde campus
99 Talavera Road
Macquarie Park NSW 2113 

Macquarie University Sydney city campus at Angel Place

Sydney city campus
Level 24, 123 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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