Financial Training Associates Ltd
Excellent trainer with first class real life anecdotes & flexible approach to make the subject matter totally relevant
Financial Training Associates’ course program encompasses Excel financial modelling, corporate and project finance, company valuation, as well as other related subject areas.
Book yourself on a financial training course
For details of our upcoming public financial training program, which accepts individual registrations, and to book yourself on a course, please see our course calendar.
Finance course training inside your company
We offer a full range of finance courses available for delivery inside your company. If you have 4-5 staff who are interested in a course, in-company training will prove cost-effective for your firm.
Why Financial Training Associates?
We know what it takes to deliver fabulous training outcomes. We deliberately limit our course numbers (and our profits), making sure our programs are taught in extremely small groups. “Micro-training” is our big thing. We focus on training quality over short-term profitability. We detest “course stuffing” (= the well-practised art of stuffing more and more delegates onto a course in order to meet sales objectives). We focus on achieving great training outcomes, sacrificing short term profits, building our business over the long term.
Focussing on quality over short-term profitability makes our course training ever-so popular. If you look at our course feedback you’ll notice that our client list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of corporate and institutional life. If you choose join one of our programs you’ll find yourself learning amongst a very small group of talented individuals keen to drive their knowledge forward. But with training conducted in very small groups, individual delegates receive plenty of close attention from their course trainer.
Course training delivered by expert professionals
We work hard to provide the best-possible training environment, utilising the latest technical content and learning methodologies. As a result, we end up with the pick of expert professionals who are keen to conduct technical financial training programs for us. Our trainers appreciate the learning environment we put them into, and are incredibly enthusiastic about the training they provide.
Our strategy is simple. Restricted group size + talented trainers = results. And so, participants consistently give our courses fantastic feedback.
Example financial training courses
Our private equity course training programs explain how the private equity industry works, unpacking controversies and challenges for principals. As part of our private equity training courses we explore how firms structure their investments, how deals are financed, how management teams benefit and how money is made.
Our company valuation course is conducted as a workshop where delegates work in groups to use Excel in DCF and multiple/ comparable company modelling. Although grounded in financial theory, the emphasis here is on “workshop style” teaching with pragmatic application to real life situations.
On our financial analysis course delegates are given the opportunity to understand and interpret company accounts. What do the key line items really mean? How do the accounts link together? What’s interesting about what’s buried in the notes? What are the key ratios? How could the statements be used in investment analysis?
Our corporate finance course training helps participants get on the front foot with negotiations around the big value items in corporate finance deals, examining the areas in transactions where the work of the lawyer, specialist accountant or corporate finance advisor collide with their client’s interests.
This course equips participants for analysing, valuing and modelling mergers, acquisitions and levered structures, as used by corporates and private equity firms. Subjects covered on our merger course include acquisition processes, accounting treatments and analysis, key risks together with deal structure and financing.
Debt has been used to great effect in spectacular company leveraged buyouts (LBOs). But how can can cash flows, returns and covenant tests be forecasted and modelled accurately? On our LBO course delegates imagine working with a business that is contemplating taking on extra debt as part of an LBO, seeing how the business performs under stress, how equity returns flex, and how key financial ratios and bank covenant tests respond with a change in circumstances.
Financial modelling course training
On our modelling courses delegates are provided with the opportunity to create their own cash flow forecast in Excel as part of building a complete and integrated model of financial statements from scratch. The focus is on learning by doing, with plenty of guidance and support provided along the way – we specialise in providing “hands on” financial modelling course training.