Is Financial Modelling Training Worthwhile?

Financial modelling training, leading to financial modelling jobs takes time, money and effort to complete. So is it worthwhile?

I explored job search sites and discovered that there are currently (as at 15 June 2021) 4,251 jobs matching ‘financial modelling’ on Indeed.com, the largest job search site and 2,036 on Totaljobs.

4,251 financial modelling jobs found on Indded!
Indeed found 4,251 Financial Modelling Jobs
2,036 financial modelling jobs found on Totaljobs

The jobs listed covered a wide variety of roles, all specifying financial modelling as a required skill. Just a few of these included:

  • Group Financial Modelling & Reporting Analyst
  • Assistant General Manager
  • Chief Financial officer
  • Financial Manager/Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Corporate Finance Specialist
  • Investment & Business Development
  • Financial Executive
  • Financial Accounting Officer
  • Quant Analyst

Financial modelling is one of the most desired skills in the corporate world today, it has become the core leemnt to take major business decisions. The demand for this particular skillset is increasing on a daily basis and proficiency in it is an essential skill required by finance professionals.

Why is financial modelling so sought after?

We can see that this is a sought after skill and a real bonus on any CV. The more financial modelling training, in various scenarios and giving more experience, you can evidence on your CV, the better. Financial modelling is skill that is best learnt by example and practice, which is why our courses guide you through the principles, the practice and use real life examples to produce models. Learn to avoid pitfalls and to use best practice. Once you master modelling, you will wonder how you ever managed without it.

Whilst the principles, formatting, Excel tricks and tips are the same, the purpose of financial modelling, which drives the inputs and outputs is varied. Our three Cambridge Finance® certificate courses focus on different financial modelling purposes, to cater for delegates from different business sectors.

Cambridge Finance® Certificate in Real Estate Financial Modelling – Covering Investment, Debt Structures, traditional valuation to bespoke cashflows.

Cambridge Finance® Certificate In Real Estate Development & Financial Modelling – Focussing on the development process, investment, risk identification & mitigation and property acquisition, management & disposal.

Cambridge Finance® Certificate In Commercial Real Estate Valuation & Climate Risk – Aiming to ensure a full understanding of commercial property valuation, and the impact of Climate Risk as this becomes an ever more important factor.