One little miscalculation – and the Spanish Navy ends up with an overpriced submarine that is too heavy to be put in use. Excel can sometimes be more of a curse than a gift, but Alastair L. Day seeks to help with “Mastering Financial Modelling in Microsoft Excel” – with numerous field-tested methods and recipes for everyday problems in corporate finance.
Excel is a useful tool for a variety of business problems. But sensible, structured and error-free solutions not only require patience and dedication, they also require solid Excel skills. In "Using Excel for Business Analysis", Danielle Stein Fairhurst lays the groundwork for a more professional use of the spreadsheet software.
The term “Financial Modelling” usually means integrated planning of a company’s financial outlook – in practice, this is mostly done with Microsoft Excel. This book by K. Scott Proctor is a good introduction, but requires the reader to know quite a bit about accounting.
Excel, the tool of opportunity: It is the software of choice for most finance professionals, and used for countless every-day problems. In “Excel Modeling in Corporate Finance”, Craig W. Holden presents numerous typical issues from DCF calculations to options valuations.