FAC20002
Financial Analysis Certificate-using Excel by Distance Learning FADL Australia (FAC20002)


<p>This course is designed for existing users of Excel or similar spreadsheet programs needing to vastly increase their modelling &amp; analytical skills especially in the disciplinary areas of Finance, Accounting, Management &amp; Procurement. It is a unique &amp; practical 48-hour hands‐on course designed to improve the Excel modelling &amp; analytical skills of finance professionals for the forecast, analysis &amp; presentation of business &amp; financial information.</p> <p> <H3>Please Note</h3> <p><b>This course (FADL) is only available if you are resident outside Sydney.</b> Exceptions to this rule are rare and are generally only granted where religious observance or physical disability prevents class attendance. Applications for exemption to this rule should be made to James Clarkson (see contact detail below).</p> <p><b>To register as an international student living outside of Australia, please click <a href="https://shortcourses-bookings.uts.edu.au/ClientView/Course/2945/Details/Financial-Analysis-Certificate-using-Excel-by-Distance-Learning-FADL-International?EarliestStartDate=&LatestStartDate="> here</a> </b><br><p></p> <p><h3> About the Course: </h3> <h4> Modes of Study </h4></p> <ul> <li><p>By distance learning: 48 – 72 hours over six to twelve months (see separate brochure)</p> </li> <li><p>Key Outcomes</p> </li> <li><p>Significantly upgrade your modelling &amp; analytical skills;</p> </li> <li><p>48 to 56 hours of continuing professional education for accountants;</p> </li> <li><p>Learn proven methodologies &amp; techniques to build more transparent &amp; powerful models &amp; reports whilst reducing complexity;</p> </li> <li><p>Gain effective approaches to build robust sensitivity into models;</p> </li> <li><p>Build a useful &amp; effective framework for assimilating technical knowledge;</p> </li> <li><p>Importantly – develop measurable improvements in accuracy, productivity &amp; transparency!</p> </li> </ul> <p><h3>The Course Delivers</h3></p> <ul> <li><p>A thorough grounding in the tools &amp; features available in Excel;</p> </li> <li><p>Techniques to assist in auditing &amp; understanding existing workbooks;</p> </li> <li><p>Coverage of essential Excel functions for modelling, forecasting &amp; financial analysis;</p> </li> <li><p>Methods to generalise formulas for more dynamic &amp; flexible calculations for modelling &amp; analysis;</p> </li> <li><p>Approaches to simplify calculations &amp; increase the transparency of models &amp; analyses;</p> </li> <li><p>Practical guidance on the layout &amp; structuring of workbooks for financial modelling.</p> </li> </ul> <p><h3>Who Benefits</h3></p> <ul> <li><p>Financial modellers &amp; those building valuation &amp; forecasting models;</p> </li> <li><p>Business Analysts responsible for forecasting &amp; performance analysis;</p> </li> <li><p>Accountants, finance managers &amp; financial controllers budgeting &amp; analysing business performance;</p> </li> <li><p>Fund accountants &amp; managers in equity &amp; property funds;</p> </li> <li><p>Financial advisers, public accountants, management consultants;</p> </li> <li><p>Procurement, project planning &amp; logistical staff responsible for financial &amp; logistical planning;</p> </li> <li><p>Managers responsible for their own analysis &amp; forecasting;</p> </li> <li><p>Post grad finance &amp; MBA students from both financial &amp; non-financial disciplines;</p> </li> <li><p>Anyone who uses Excel to perform their role, looking to improve their productivity &amp; accuracy.</p> </li> </ul> <p><h3>Benefits for the Employer</h3></p> <ul> <li><p>Direct &amp; measurable improvement in staff productivity &amp; a reduction in errors through good design;</p> </li> <li><p>Standardisation of technique within workgroups is an important outcome;</p> </li> <li><p>A number of our clients have made this course an integral part of their employee training &amp; development programs &amp; have reaped measurable benefits from the standardised techniques adopted;</p> </li> <li><p>The very flexibility that is the principal attraction of modern spreadsheet products is the reason for shortcomings in design. A user must adopt &amp; develop a strongly defined technique that enhances their efficiency, increases transparency &amp; improves reliability. This course is not “just another Excel course”, it delivers on these requirements.</p> </li> </ul> <p><h3>About the Presenter</h3> <b>James Clarkson</b></p> <p>Following an early career in both public and commercial accounting, James Clarkson has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a presenter of professional programs and more than thirty consulting &amp; model building for corporate clients.</p> <p>He has gained wide experience in model &amp; analytical report design &amp; development and also has wide experience in application development using Microsoft Office (especially Excel), Visual Basic &amp; Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).</p> <p>He is an outstanding educator, demonstrating the ability to clearly explain difficult and technical subjects and consistently rates above 90% for satisfaction across a number of measures on student evaluations.</p> <h5 id="what-our-students-say">What our Students Say</h5> <p><i>“During the six weeks since this course commenced, my models have evolved from complex and volatile to simple and efficient. Furthermore, I have been able to add a level of functionality that was hitherto unappreciated.”</i> - Patrick H</p> <p><i>“I am writing to just let you know how much your course has helped me increase my productivity and add value to the work I do. With the learning’s from the course I can run various scenarios with so much ease. I have received appreciation from my manager and senior management as these models have really helped them in making informed business decisions”</i> - Sameer M<p><br></p> <h4 id="prerequisites"><b>Prerequisites</b></h4> <p>At least 6 months practical Excel experience in a business setting and capable of assimilating new material at a fairly rapid pace.<p><p></p> <h4 id="discounts">Discounts</h4> <ul> <li><p>10% discount applies for 2 or more enrolments from the same company</p> </li> <li><p>10% discount applies for for undergraduate students</p> </li> <li><p>10% discount applies for for unemployed.</p> </li> </ul> <p>This discount can be selected from the drop-down box on the Book Now page.<p><br></p> <h4 id="payment-options">Payment Options</h4> <p>To pay by <b>Credit Card</b> – proceed to the <b>'BOOK NOW'</b> button and follow the prompts. Please note that payment by Amex is not available for this course.<p></p> <p>To be <b>invoiced</b> – Please complete the <a href="https://www.uts.edu.au/sites/default/files/2019-07/Payment-Manual-Enrolment-on-Invoice-Request-AccessUTS-2018-group.doc"> Manual Enrolment on Invoice Request Form </a> and email it to <a href="mailto:short.courses@uts.edu.au?subject=Financial Analysis Certificate invoice request"> UTS:Short Courses</a><br></p> <h4 id="further-information"><b>Further Information</b></h4> <p><a href="https://www.uts.edu.au/sites/default/files/2020-03/Facdl%20UTS%20Rev%205.pdf"> Financial Analysis by Distance Learning Brochure </a><p></p> <h3 id="other-information"><b>Other Information</b></h3> <p>For any enquiries regarding tailored private courses for your organisation, please contact accessUTS on +61 (02) 9514 5156 or email <a href="mailto: accessUTStraining@uts.edu.au?subject=Query">accessUTStraining@uts.edu.au</a> or Tel: +61 (02) 9514 9881. <p></p> <h4 id="contacts"><p><b>Contacts</b><p></h4> <p>For specific queries regarding the program contact: <a href="mailto:james@clarksonitt.com?subject=Financial Analysis Certificate query">James Clarkson</a> or Tel: +61 (02) 8088 1222.</p> <p>For enrolment or payment contact: <a href="mailto:short.courses@uts.edu.au?subject=Financial Analysis Certificate query">UTS:Short Courses</a> or Tel: +61 (02) 9514 2912.</p> <p><b>Please Note: Starting and closing dates are irrelevant in distance learning. YOU MAY ENROL AT ANY TIME.</b>

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