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Course Overview

Are you looking to gain a new in-demand skill from the comfort of your home? Well, look no further; you’ve come to the right place!

Our easy-to-follow Financial Forecasting Model for New Business will provide you with all the deep knowledge and insight you need to know about this topic. This comprehensive course has been broken down into several manageable modules, which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the more advanced aspects of the course. 

Learn the most in-demand skills from the safety & comfort of your home. Enjoy the freedom to learn at your own comfortable pace and prepare yourself for the market of the future.

Learning Outcomes

Whether you are an aspiring professional or a complete beginner, this course will improve your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited certification attesting to your knowledge. 

Entry Requirement

    • This course is available to all learners of all academic backgrounds.
    • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
    • Some basic understanding of the English language and numeracy.  


After you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can, however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at the cost of £29 or in PDF format at the cost of £19.

    • PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours, and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days

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      • Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials;
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      • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform;
      • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result;
      • The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification;
      • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere, anytime;
      • The benefit of career advancement opportunities;
      • 24/7 student support via email.

Career path

Develop Your Career Plan is a useful qualification to possess and would be beneficial for any related profession or industry. 

Financial Forecasting Model for New Business



Course Curriculum

Section 01: Financial Modelling - Introduction
Course Promo 00:07:00
Course Road Map and Outline 00:03:00
What is Financial Modelling? 00:02:00
Inputs and Outputs in Financial Modelling Process 00:01:00
What is Financial Modelling used for? 00:06:00
Key Components of a Financial Model 00:03:00
Short Overview of completed Financial Model 00:06:00
Section 02: Finance and Accounting Basics for Financial Modelling
Accounting Basics and Accounting Equation 00:04:00
Accounting Basics – Debits and Credits 00:08:00
Accrual Accounting v Cash Accounting 00:06:00
Prepaid Expenses and Unearned Revenue with Accrual v Cash Accounting 00:04:00
Section 03: Key Components of Financial Modelling Explained
Balance Sheet Basics for Financial Modelling 00:06:00
Income Statement or Profit or Loss Statement (Explained) 00:05:00
Cashflow Statement – Basics about Cashflow Statement 00:04:00
Two Methods of Cashflow Statement Explained 00:05:00
Indirect Method of Cashflow Explained in detail 00:12:00
Section 04: Basics of Excel Formulas and Functions (For Financial Model Building)
Introduction of the Formulas and Functions for the Financial Model 00:04:00
Basics of Choose Function – Explained 00:13:00
Basics of MAX and MIN Functions – Explained 00:07:00
Basics of IF Function 00:07:00
Basics of IF Function and NestedIF Statements 00:06:00
VLOOKUP Function – Explained 00:06:00
Match Function – Explained 00:11:00
VLOOKUP Function with Match Function 00:06:00
SUM IF Function – Explained 00:05:00
OFFSET Full Introduction 00:14:00
IFS Function 00:08:00
Section 05: Introduction to the Financial Model in Excel
Brief Overview of Financial Model 00:01:00
What are the Excel Basics of Financial Model 00:06:00
Walkthrough of the Completed Model 00:17:00
Build as many Scenarios you want with this Financial Model 00:08:00
Section 06: Building Income Statement for New Business
Sales Forecast – Basic Structure 00:06:00
Sales Forecast – Growth Rate and Validation tab 00:10:00
Sales Forecast – Growth Type Selection with Form Controls 00:07:00
Sales Forecasting Finalisation 00:07:00
Model Cost of Goods Sold – Opening Stock 00:04:00
Cost of goods sold – Growth Rates modelling 00:08:00
Model Cost of Goods Sold – Setting up formulas for Gross Profit Change 00:07:00
Cost of Goods Sold Finalising 00:11:00
Cost of Goods Sold/Gross Profit Change – Logic Behind Setting Up 00:03:00
Direct cost and Gross Profit 00:05:00
Indirect Operating Overheads – Dynamic Property Rental cost 00:10:00
Indirect Operating Overheads – Other Overheads 00:06:00
Indirect Operating Overheads – Using IFS Function 00:06:00
Fixed Assets and Depreciation Schedule 00:05:00
Fixed Assets Schedule – Setting Gross Cost and Depreciation 00:07:00
Fixed Assets Schedule – Finalising and Linking Depreciation to PL 00:07:00
Fixed Assets Schedule – Sales and Purchase of Assets 00:03:00
Equity and Loan Schedule – Preparation and Linking to PL 00:09:00
Finishing up Income Statement Modelling 00:03:00
Section 07: Building Cashflow Statement for New Business
Cash Inflow – Cash Sales and Collection from Credit Sales 00:14:00
Cash Inflow – Dynamic Growth Rate setup with Form Controls 00:04:00
Cash Inflow – Credit days selection drop-down menu with Form controls 00:04:00
Cash Inflow – Dynamic Collection days with OFFSET Function 00:09:00
Cash outflow – Model Cash Purchases and Payments to suppliers 00:12:00
Cash outflow – Direct overheads and Indirect overheads 00:12:00
Cash Conversion Ratio – Measure Net Profit to Cashflow for business 00:04:00
Cash outflow – Capex Payment, Line of Credit and Funding Movement 00:07:00
Section 08: Building Trade Finance Schedule (LOC) for New Business
Build a Revolving Line of Credit Schedule/Overdraft Credit Schedule 00:07:00
Revolving Line of Credit – Interest Modelling 00:02:00
Revolving Line of Credit – Linking LOC Funding to Cashflow Statement 00:11:00
Section 09: Error Proofing Entire Model - IMPORTANT (New Business)
How to Setup Validation and Error Check for the entire Model – Part 1 00:08:00
How to Setup Validation and Error Check for the entire Model – Part 2 00:06:00
How to Setup Validation and Error Check – Conclusion 00:03:00
Section 10: Fixed Assets Schedule - Expansion (New Business)
Fixed Asset Schedule Expansion and Why we need it 00:03:00
Fixed Assets Schedule Expansion – Building it Step by step 00:16:00
Section 11: Indirect Method of Cashflow Statement and Balance Sheet (New Business)
Building Balance Sheet – Assets Modelling 00:10:00
Building Balance Sheet – Liability Side 00:08:00
Indirect Method of CF Statement – Cashflow Model Part 1 00:08:00
Indirect Method of CF Statement – Cashflow Building Part 2 00:06:00
Updating Error Checks and Validations 00:07:00
Creating KPI Cards for New Business Financial Model 00:08:00
Section 12: Building Financial Model for Existing Business
Building Existing Business Financial Model – Updating Ranges Tab 00:06:00
Building Existing Business Financial Model – Creating Periods 00:06:00
Building Existing Business Financial Model – Updating Validations and Error Checks 00:11:00
Building Existing Business Financial Model – Finalisation and KPI Cards 00:11:00
Section 13: Building Dashboards for Financial Model
Overview of the New Financial Model 00:09:00
Data Table Preparation for the charts – Part 1 00:09:00
Data Table Preparation for the charts – Part 2 00:04:00
Data Table Preparation for the charts – Part 3 00:03:00
Building First Column Chart – Sales and Gross Profit 00:04:00
Building Column Chart – with Max and Min Gross Profit % 00:06:00
Building Column Chart – with Max and Min Net Profit % 00:04:00
Building Column Chart for 12 Months Sales and Gross Profit 00:03:00
Building Column Chart for 12 Months Gross Profit % and Net Profit % 00:09:00
Building Column Chart for Cashflow, Collection and Payments for 12 Month 00:08:00
Building Column Chart for Trend of Operating Cashflow for 12 Months 00:08:00
Building a Donut Chart – Sales Products Distribution 00:07:00
Download FREE Stock Images for Dashboard’s Background 00:05:00
Importing Background Image and Setting up Dashboard 00:05:00
Creating Chart Backgrounds for an Amazing visual effect 00:06:00
Finalising New Business’s Dashboard with KPI Cards 00:09:00
Existing Business’s Dashboard Creation – Reusing New Business Dashboard 00:12:00
Waterfall Chart for Net Cashflow Performance 00:15:00
Section 14: Bonus: Financial Model in Google Sheets
Overview of the Financial Model in Google Sheets 00:19:00
WaterChart for Net Cashflow Performance in Google Sheets 00:07:00
Section 15: Course Wrap up and Thank you
Wrap up and Thank you (Some Important points) 00:01:00
Downloadable Resources
Resource – Financial Forecasting Model for New Business 00:00:00

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