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Financial modelling and forecasting

Find out more about building financial models, the pitfalls of financial modelling and how to carry out effective forecasting with our selection of books, articles and links.

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  • Articles and books in the Library collection

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Featured article

Demolishing uncertainty
On the basis of research involving 25,000 forecasters and a million predictions, the authors identified a set of practices that can improve companies’ prediction capability: providing training in the basics of statistics, assembling teams of forecasters, tracking performance and giving feedback.

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Featured book

Financial modelling
(ICAEW, 2016)
Best-practice guideline from ICAEW's Corporate Finance Faculty, aimed at corporate financiers who need to prepare, use or review financial models for deals.

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The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Useful links

Best-practice guideline: Financial Modelling 2016 
RSM have developed this guideline to best practice, published by the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty. ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty members can access the full version through the Faculty's Corporate finance guidelines page.

Financial planning: realizing the value of budgeting and forecasting 
A PWC March 2010 study which focuses on current financial planning challenges and the practices organizations are deploying to improve financial budgeting and forecasting activities.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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Next generation Excel modelling in Excel for analysts and MBAs (for Windows and Mac OS) 
(John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
This book "shows you how to harness the full power of Excel to help you to perform an array of advanced business decision making, financial, and accounting functions. You'll learn how to quickly create models that deliver accurate, relevant information to boost efficiency, improve your forecasting ability, and perform an array of other crucial business and reporting functions."

Business and financial models 
(Kogan Page, 2013)
This book takes you through the process of building your model, from the initial phase of formulating questions through modelling cash flow, budgets, investment appraisal and 'dashboard' tools for monitoring performance. Business and Financial Models also includes coverage of new visual thinking techniques, and how these can be incorporated into conventional business modelling.

Redefining business models: strategies for a financialised world 
(Routledge, 2013)
A conceptual framework for business models in a time of economic instability.

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