Business News of Saturday, 7 April 2018
A book on Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling authored by a Ghanaian named Jules Nkansah has been launched.
Titled, “Love To Excel – A Financial Modeling Masterclass for the Analyst In You,” the book seeks to the provide the opportunity for individuals to upgrade themselves and apply modeling and proficiency in Microsoft Excel to improve their lives and careers.
It contains real-life case studies to deal with the subject of financial modeling, giving readers the confidence to build similar models to handle their own peculiar real-life situation.
Speaking at the launch of the book on Monday in Accra, Managing Director of Cal Bank Ghana Limited, Frank Adu, indicated that “it is not just a book about formulas in Microsoft Excel, but how to use these formulas and other tools in Microsoft Excel to model and manage one’s life.”
“It’s step-by-step approach towards building a financial model on three pillars of flexibility, control and clarity which makes it easy for any newcomer to Financial Modeling and Microsoft Excel to assimilate its content,” he said.
“The truth is that Microsoft Excel has become an integral part of most business organizations across the world.”
“For our entrepreneurs, proficiency in Excel would be of immense value to your business. It would help you plan your business, keep a database of customers, products, sales, expenditures, investments among others at cheaper cost.
“This data then forms the basis of the accounting functions, financial modeling and business analytics, which are necessary requirements for the survival of any business. All these functions can be performed with Microsoft Excel.”
The author, who was trained in the USA, explained that the book could help readers to move from very basic understanding of Excel to acquire skills and develop practical models using Excel.