Course Detail(IT023Cv : Business Analysis and Planning: Using Excel What-If Analysis (Live Webinar))

SkillsFuture Credit

IT023Cv : Business Analysis and Planning: Using Excel What-If Analysis (Live Webinar)

7.00 CPE Hours (Category 5)
Live Webinar

Notice
 

As this class places strong emphasis on the hands-on experience, you will be working with data for the majority of the time in the class. To optimize the learning experience, it is mandatory for all participants to be equipped with a laptop, pre-installed with Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013, 2016 (full licence) or any latest version. The use of dual monitors is encouraged as you will be using 2 applications concurrently.
 
Programme Objective

Financial models are valuable tools to support management decision making. With globalization and rapid changes, we need to be able to provide top management with quick, useful and up-to-date information and analysis for better decision making. There are a few under-utilized gems in Excel that could very much help you in this aspect of your work.

This application-driven, hands-on practical 1-day programme is designed to help you learn about and master this hidden gem - Excel what-if analysis tools. It allows you to explore different scenarios without changing the values in your worksheets. What-if Analysis tools are particularly useful for finance, economics and management professionals as well as business owners as you could see how different values affect models, formulas and projected profit or cost. In this 1-day programme, you will learn to solve business problems by performing Excel what-if analysis together with Macro and VBA. Develop interactive models for decision making, perform simulations, sensitivity and scenario analysis (best, expected and worst case) for project / investment evaluation and resource planning and allocation. Utilize the Power of Excel to optimize (maximize or minimize) certain business objectives within a specific set of business and/or operation constraints.

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Acquire one of the must-have skills of every business analyst/controller and information worker: One that is efficient and dynamic and leaving them with more time to collaborate with their CEOs and business owners in making better business decisions to propel the business towards greater growth and excellence;
  • Develop interactive models for decision making, perform simulations, sensitivity and scenario analysis (best, expected and worst case) for project / investment evaluation and resource planning;
  • Utilize the Power of Excel to achieve business goals;
  • Build financial model so that last minute sensitivity model can be easily created, analyzed and presented;
  • Work with macros and VBA that will save you time and make your work easier.   

 

Programme Outline


This programme is not about teaching you how to use everything about Excel. You should already know how to use the basic features of Excel, such as workbooks, worksheets, cells, formulas, menus and toolbars. The focus is on Excel's hidden gem - Excel what-if analysis tools.   It will show you how what-if analysis tools could be utilized in your daily work, using case studies and active discussions.

  • Learn how to build effective Financial Model quickly and effectively to meet business needs;
  • Develop effective Financial Model to evaluate new product;
  • Understand cash flow statement vs. profit and loss statement;
  • Understand mathematical relationships between financial variables;
  • Identify key drivers and understand risks;
  • Calculate DCF and NPV;
  • Create Data Table to assess the impact of variables and overcome restrictions in Data Table;
  • Handle uncertainty in investment / project evaluation;
  • Perform Sensitivity Analysis;
  • Create effective charts to present decision-making models;
  • Solve business problems with Goal Seek;
  • Troubleshooting Goal Seek;
  • Explore alternative data sets with scenarios;
  • Create, display, edit, add and deleting scenarios;
  • Troubleshooting scenarios;
  • Use Excel to optimize certain business objectives (maximize profit or minimize costs) within a specific set of constraints (such as capital, manpower, raw material etc);
  • Use Excel to determine the optimal product mix, schedule your workforce and for capital budgeting and project management;

To view our full list of Infocomm courses, please click here.
  
Pre-requisites

Please take note of the following admission requirements:

  • Trainings will be conducted on Zoom platform, thus video camera and microphone are compulsory
  • Mandatory for video camera to be turned on throughout the course
  • Display your official name (as per NRIC) in Zoom, to facilitate attendance taking
     

Training Methodology

Lecture style, with computer hands-on Exercises/Case Studies

Closing for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

This programme is designed for CFOs, Finance Directors, Financial Controllers, Business Controllers, Financial / Business Analysts, Finance managers, Accountants, Bankers, Businessmen and Information professionals who want to take advantage of Microsoft Excel What-If Data Analysis Tools to help them in their data analyze and business planning. It is designed for those frustrated and hard-working souls who know they are not dumb, but find that the numerous and ever-changing requests for information and reports from management are making them work late into the nights. Yet they fully understand that good financial information made available to key decision makers at the right time has a significant and beneficial effect on organizational performance.

Competency Mapping

Category 5 = 7.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

09 Feb 2023 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 267.84
For Non-Members: $ 328.32

Programme Facilitator(s)

Jasmine Ng

Venue

Online Classroom in or outside of
Singapore

Testimonial

Funding

1] SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
Funding Period: Until 09 Mar 2023
Course Reference Number: TGS-2020500388

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from the government. You may wish to use your SFC to pay for partial/full ISCA course fees. 

On 1 Oct 2020, the Government provided a one-off SkillsFuture Credit Top-up of $500 for all eligible Singaporeans aged 25 or above by 31 Dec 2020. Singaporeans aged 40 to 60 by 31 Dec 2020 will also receive an Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) of $500 which can be used for courses under: (i) SGUnited Skills Programme, (ii) SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training, and (iii) Career Transition Programmes. This additional SFC (Mid-Career Support) is NOT applicable for use on ISCA courses. (For more information on the SFC scheme, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit)

If you wish to enrol for the course with SFC Funding, please proceed with the following steps:

Failure to submit claim application and obtain necessary approval before the course start date will result in topping up of the SFC indicated for use. Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice.

 

Programme Facilitator(s)


Jasmine Ng
CA (Singapore), FCCA, ACTA, DACE


Jasmine Ng is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). She has over 18 years of extensive experience in the area of audit, accounting, financial analysis, business controlling, enterprise system implementation and training. She travelled extensively during the course of her work and gain exposure to different culture and work style.

She utilizes her creativity and real-world examples in conducting her training. Jasmine is passionately fond of training and always willing to share with others all that she knows. Her outgoing, pleasant personality and confident disposition have made her training all the more lively, fun and insightful.
 

Notice
 

As this class places strong emphasis on the hands-on experience, you will be working with data for the majority of the time in the class. To optimize the learning experience, it is mandatory for all participants to be equipped with a laptop, pre-installed with Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013, 2016 (full licence) or any latest version. The use of dual monitors is encouraged as you will be using 2 applications concurrently.
 
Programme Objective

Financial models are valuable tools to support management decision making. With globalization and rapid changes, we need to be able to provide top management with quick, useful and up-to-date information and analysis for better decision making. There are a few under-utilized gems in Excel that could very much help you in this aspect of your work.

This application-driven, hands-on practical 1-day programme is designed to help you learn about and master this hidden gem - Excel what-if analysis tools. It allows you to explore different scenarios without changing the values in your worksheets. What-if Analysis tools are particularly useful for finance, economics and management professionals as well as business owners as you could see how different values affect models, formulas and projected profit or cost. In this 1-day programme, you will learn to solve business problems by performing Excel what-if analysis together with Macro and VBA. Develop interactive models for decision making, perform simulations, sensitivity and scenario analysis (best, expected and worst case) for project / investment evaluation and resource planning and allocation. Utilize the Power of Excel to optimize (maximize or minimize) certain business objectives within a specific set of business and/or operation constraints.

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Acquire one of the must-have skills of every business analyst/controller and information worker: One that is efficient and dynamic and leaving them with more time to collaborate with their CEOs and business owners in making better business decisions to propel the business towards greater growth and excellence;
  • Develop interactive models for decision making, perform simulations, sensitivity and scenario analysis (best, expected and worst case) for project / investment evaluation and resource planning;
  • Utilize the Power of Excel to achieve business goals;
  • Build financial model so that last minute sensitivity model can be easily created, analyzed and presented;
  • Work with macros and VBA that will save you time and make your work easier.   

 

Programme Outline


This programme is not about teaching you how to use everything about Excel. You should already know how to use the basic features of Excel, such as workbooks, worksheets, cells, formulas, menus and toolbars. The focus is on Excel's hidden gem - Excel what-if analysis tools.   It will show you how what-if analysis tools could be utilized in your daily work, using case studies and active discussions.

  • Learn how to build effective Financial Model quickly and effectively to meet business needs;
  • Develop effective Financial Model to evaluate new product;
  • Understand cash flow statement vs. profit and loss statement;
  • Understand mathematical relationships between financial variables;
  • Identify key drivers and understand risks;
  • Calculate DCF and NPV;
  • Create Data Table to assess the impact of variables and overcome restrictions in Data Table;
  • Handle uncertainty in investment / project evaluation;
  • Perform Sensitivity Analysis;
  • Create effective charts to present decision-making models;
  • Solve business problems with Goal Seek;
  • Troubleshooting Goal Seek;
  • Explore alternative data sets with scenarios;
  • Create, display, edit, add and deleting scenarios;
  • Troubleshooting scenarios;
  • Use Excel to optimize certain business objectives (maximize profit or minimize costs) within a specific set of constraints (such as capital, manpower, raw material etc);
  • Use Excel to determine the optimal product mix, schedule your workforce and for capital budgeting and project management;

To view our full list of Infocomm courses, please click here.
  
Pre-requisites

Please take note of the following admission requirements:

  • Trainings will be conducted on Zoom platform, thus video camera and microphone are compulsory
  • Mandatory for video camera to be turned on throughout the course
  • Display your official name (as per NRIC) in Zoom, to facilitate attendance taking
     

Training Methodology

Lecture style, with computer hands-on Exercises/Case Studies

Closing for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

This programme is designed for CFOs, Finance Directors, Financial Controllers, Business Controllers, Financial / Business Analysts, Finance managers, Accountants, Bankers, Businessmen and Information professionals who want to take advantage of Microsoft Excel What-If Data Analysis Tools to help them in their data analyze and business planning. It is designed for those frustrated and hard-working souls who know they are not dumb, but find that the numerous and ever-changing requests for information and reports from management are making them work late into the nights. Yet they fully understand that good financial information made available to key decision makers at the right time has a significant and beneficial effect on organizational performance.

Competency Mapping

Category 5 = 7.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Jasmine Ng
CA (Singapore), FCCA, ACTA, DACE


Jasmine Ng is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). She has over 18 years of extensive experience in the area of audit, accounting, financial analysis, business controlling, enterprise system implementation and training. She travelled extensively during the course of her work and gain exposure to different culture and work style.

She utilizes her creativity and real-world examples in conducting her training. Jasmine is passionately fond of training and always willing to share with others all that she knows. Her outgoing, pleasant personality and confident disposition have made her training all the more lively, fun and insightful.
 


Upcoming Schedule

Date & Time

09 Feb 2023 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 267.84
For Non-Members: $ 328.32

Programme Facilitator(s)

Jasmine Ng

Venue

Online Classroom in or outside of
Singapore