Financial Modeling and Analysis are highly respected skills in the business world and hugely sought after in the job marketplace

This course has been developed to cover the entire body of knowledge issued by the Financial Modeling Institute for Level One; Advanced Financial Modeler Designation. It is a highly intensive certificate course, it is structured as a blended course: online pre-work, face-to-face classroom, a mock exam and a preparation guide for the AFM Exams for those registered to take it

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Principle 1

    • Principle 1: Think like an Architect

    • The 3 Types of Financial Models

  • 3

    Principle 2

    • Principle 2: Keep it Simple

    • Simplifying Accounting with the REAL Framework

  • 4

    Principle 3

    • Principle 3: There are at least 2 Sides to every story

  • 5

    Principle 4

    • Principle 4: Visualize the Model before you Build it

  • 6

    Principle 5

    • Principle 5: Identify Risks & Uncertainties

    • The Structure of a Project Finance Model

  • 7

    Principle 6

    • Principle 6: Strike a Balance b/w Value and Cost of Information

  • 8


    • Why thinking like a financial modeler is like thinking like every other Professional

    • Presentation Slides

  • 9

    Evaluation & Digital Certificate

    • Evaluation & Digital Certificate

Learning Outcomes

Learn how to build a Financial Model under Exam conditions using a past exam script for Level 1 of the Financial Modeling Institute towards your Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM) designation.

  • Design a modern model structure based on pre-determined model outputs & requirements

  • Build a clear revenue schedule to forecast company sales

  • Recall the techniques for model auditing tax and deferred tax treatment, depreciation calculations, integrity & error checking and more.

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David Brown

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David has worked with and taught Excel and financial modelling to over 4,000 people in the last 22 years. He is the Managing Partner of dbrownconsulting where he runs the Consulting Division.He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria & a Financial Analyst with over 16 years experience working as a Business intelligence, Financial Modelling & Tax Consultant with Arthur Andersen, KPMG & dbrownconsulting.He is also an International Consultant to the World Bank on Oil Revenue Modelling and is a registered financial adviser.David attained the Master Trainer & Master Instructional Designer designation from the Association for Talent Development (ATD).He is passionate about Financial Modelling, Business Intelligence and Analytics especially with Microsoft Power BI and Excel and regularly host meetups and speaker event in Nigeria and around the world.