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Excel Modelling for Corporate Finance


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Initial post: Dec 9, 2008, 3:42:03 AM PST
Hi, Taking over a company where lot to do in Finance stuff. Who can recommend good book(s) where I can find useful content about models 5cash flows, budgetting....) with Excel ?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2008, 3:13:44 PM PST
Carol Jacoby says:
It depends on what you're looking for and how deeply you want to get into it.

Simple Spreadsheets for Hard Decisions describes and models basic financial situations in the context of common, real-world personal decisions. It does not require any prior experience with Excel. It includes cash flow, loans, present value, compound interest, etc.

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007: Data Analysis and Business Modeling is good when you have a lot of data and you want to make sense of it all. There are a lot of interesting examples, many involving baseball. You will need at least some prior experience with Excel. The emphasis is on pulling meaning out of masses or data.

Principles of Finance with Excel is the most technical. It has a lot on budgeting, as well as options, risks, portfolio evaluation, etc. If you want to go this deep into it this book may be your best choice.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2008, 1:25:17 AM PST
Hi Carol,
thanks for the comments.
I bought this book in addition to "building financial models"of John S. Tjia.
I browsed the table of contents of the book you mentioned and I think I should have fun for the next few months.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2009, 10:40:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2009, 10:41:37 AM PST
J. Randolph says:
Marcilla, if you want a bit more meat in modeling and want to consider some simulations, you should visit the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University that provides an add-in named SimTools. Not only did Prof Myerson provide some really valuable add-in functions, like correlated random number generation, but he also wrote a short text (I think about 6 chapters) that explains how to use all of these tools in Excel models for financial applications.

Oh -- I meant to add -- all of this is free! It replaced my use of Crysal Ball and At-Risk

Posted on Sep 1, 2009, 4:05:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 23, 2009, 9:11:34 AM PDT
Dick Purcell says:
If you can benefit from clearest thinking and understanding about what is being modeled, and explaining it to key people outside the modeling team, look at the book Understanding a Company's Finances. It's not about Excel at all, but it presents a "financial picture" of a company that is a picture of what is modeled, with relationships among the financial parts built in, shown visually. And it presents simple examples of using the financial picture to think out projections and what-ifs. It's available here at Amazon for Kindle and iPhone, and at MobiPocket for PC, Blackberry, etc.

Disclosure: I'm the author.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009, 10:33:22 AM PDT
Book lover says:
Not sure if this helps, but I would say start with Industry of Thieves

Posted on Sep 25, 2009, 9:04:23 AM PDT
Just saw this as it was under one of my book pages. I'm coming out with a book called Corporate Valuation Modeling: A Step By Step Guide in a couple months. It walks readers through every cell in building a robust discounted cash flow model for valuation, capital structuring, and budgeting.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009, 9:21:55 PM PDT
Uncle Pinky says:
Try Financial Modeling by Simon Benninga.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2009, 5:18:00 AM PST
Thanks!!! very usefull link.
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