Financial Modeling: An Overview
This chapter serves as a background to financial modeling by providing a definition and describing the financial modeling environment.
Financial Modeling: A Definition
Modeling is a specific discipline that often but not exclusively uses spreadsheets. Financial modeling is, in fact, a part of financial analysis and emphasizes the interpretation and output of inputs and variables. A suitable definition should mention processes, variables, and quantitative relations, hence the following definition:
Financial modeling is a theoretical construction of a project, process, or transaction in a spreadsheet that deals with the identification of key drivers and cvariables and a set of logical and quantitative ...