Spreadsheet Models for Managers


Getting Access to Spreadsheet Models for Managers


If Spreadsheet Models for Managersyou use Excel to model businesses, business processes, or business transactions, this course will change your life. You’ll learn how to create tools for yourself that will amaze even you. Unrestricted use of this material is available in two ways.

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It resides on your computer, and you can use it anywhere. No need for Internet access.
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To use the course software you’ll need some other applications, which you very probably already have. By placing your order, you’re confirming that you have the software you need, as described on this site.

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Spreadsheet Models for Managers


Getting Access to Spreadsheet Models for Managers


If Spreadsheet Models for Managersyou use Excel to model businesses, business processes, or business transactions, this course will change your life. You’ll learn how to create tools for yourself that will amaze even you. Unrestricted use of this material is available in two ways.

As a stand-alone Web site
It resides on your computer, and you can use it anywhere. No need for Internet access.
At this Web site
If you have access to the Internet whenever you want to view this material, you can purchase on-line access. Unlimited usage. I’m constantly making improvements and you’ll get them as soon as they’re available.

To Order On Line

Order "Spreadsheet Models for Managers, on-line edition, one month" by credit card, for USD 69.95 each, using our secure server, and receive download instructions by return email.
Or order via Google Checkout.
Order "Spreadsheet Models for Managers, on-line edition, three months" by credit card, for USD 199.00 each, using our secure server, and receive download instructions by return email.
Or order via Google Checkout.
Order "Spreadsheet Models for Managers, downloadable hyperbook edition" by credit card, for USD 199.00 each, using our secure server, and receive download instructions by return email.
Or order via Google Checkout.

To Order by Mail

Make your check payable to Chaco Canyon Consulting, for the amount indicated:
  • For the download: USD 199.00
  • For access online for three months: USD 199.00
  • For access online for one month: USD 69.95
And send it to:
Chaco Canyon Consulting
700 Huron Avenue, Suite 11J
Cambridge, MA 02138

To use the course software you’ll need some other applications, which you very probably already have. By placing your order, you’re confirming that you have the software you need, as described on this site.

Spreadsheet Models for Managers


Session 8
Financial Models
Summary of Pages


Having a fundamental understanding of accounting is a great help in modeling businesses, especially in the context of writing a business plan. In this session, we’ll present a high-level view of the modeling issues associated with modeling entire businesses.

We’ll look at the basic structure of the three fundamental financial statements — the income statement, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement. Our focus, though, is different from what you might have seen in the accounting context. Our interest is “prospective“ rather than “retrospective.“ When modelers look at financial statements, their interest is in predicting the impacts of various strategies on the financial position of the organization.

As an illustration, we’ll be focusing on capital transactions. In this session and the next two, we’ll develop a technique for computing the effects of a class of capital purchases that are particularly difficult to model.

Below is a summary of pages for Session 8.

  1. Review of Last Time
  2. Basics of financial models
  3. Income statement
  4. Balance sheet
  5. Changes in financial position
  6. Impact of transactions
  7. Overview of capital expenditures
  8. Buying capital equipment
  9. The main points
  10. Reference readings
  11. Preview of Next Time

Links to other materials for Session 8.

Last Modified: Wednesday, 09-Apr-2014 04:48:23 EDT

Using Named Formulas

In the demonstration for this session, we installed a formula for depreciation that looked pretty complicated. It does save maintenance trouble, though, when the depreciation term changes for any reason. But what happens when the depreciation schedule changes in a more radical way? What if the depreciation schedule is made to be some form other than linear?

The end of this session’s demonstration gives an example of an alternative schedule, but as you can see, its formula is very different. If we’re developing a complex model with several applications of depreciation formulas, and the depreciation formulas must be changed, we would have a significant maintenance task on our hands. To avoid that kind of labor, we can define a user-defined name that contains the depreciation formula. For more about this technique, see the tip box in the narrative for this session’s demonstration.