DEBT SERVICE RESERVE ACCOUNTS

  DEBT SERVICE RESERVE ACCOUNTS Debt Service Reserve Accounts (DSRAs) serve as essential requirements mandated by debt investors, outlined in the loan documentation as contractual obligations. They represent a crucial mechanism for debt investors to ensure that adequate cash reserves are available within the project to meet the obligations of servicing senior debt. Simply put, […]

KEYBOARD OVER MOUSE IN FINANCIAL MODELING

KEYBOARD OVER MOUSE IN FINANCIAL MODELING In financial modeling, the keyboard plays a crucial role and often holds more importance than the mouse due to several reasons:   1. Efficiency: Using keyboard shortcuts can significantly speed up the modeling process. With a few keystrokes, you can perform complex functions or navigate through spreadsheets much faster […]

FINANCIAL MODEL OPTIMIZATION

  FINANCIAL MODEL OPTIMIZATION Have you ever explored the complexities of optimizing financial models in Project Finance? It’s a fascinating process that involves refining financial models to precisely hit the specified Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR). In Project Finance, stakeholders have distinct expectations. Shareholders come with their required rate […]

12 CORE MODEL BUILD SKILLS

TWELVE CORE MODEL BUILD SKILLS Mastering the art of financial modeling based on the FAST standard requires proficiency in twelve core skills. Here’s a breakdown of these essential skills: 1. Adding Input: Ability to input data accurately and efficiently into the model. 2. Creating a Link: A FAST-based model is link-based, so creating links between […]

10 REASONS WHY FINANCIAL MODELING STANDARDS MATTER

    Consistent Structure:   Standards provide a predefined structure, ensuring uniformity across different financial models. This consistency enhances clarity and makes financial models more accessible to various stakeholders.   Error Reduction:   While standards do not alter the error rate, they decrease the likelihood of errors going unnoticed. This is achieved by minimizing variability […]

7 Most-know Modeling Guides Before You Build a Financial Model.

Introduction: Modeling Guide Financial modeling is the process of building a spreadsheet to forecast a business’s future financial performance. This forecast is built based on the company’s historical performance and its assumptions and outlook for the future. It’s a combination of business, accounting, and finance metrics. Its outputs are usually used for wide-range performance analysis […]

BALANCING THE BALANCE SHEET 1

Most Financial Modelers face difficulties in balancing the Balance sheet, this could be a nightmare for Modelers. The truth is, it becomes a much more manageable task when you stick to fundamental principles while constructing the model. Since incorporating these principles into our model build process, maintaining a balanced balance sheet has ceased to be […]

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