Wall Street Prep

Financial and Valuation Modeling

Master financial and valuation modeling in this 3-day intensive virtual boot camp

What You'll Learn

  • Learn Financial Modeling, Valuation, DCF, M&A and more!
  • Taught by experienced bankers
  • Includes Excel model templates

Perfect for finance professionals and those looking to break into the industry, our Financial and Valuation Modeling Boot Camp will teach you how to build models the way it's done on the job. This is the same intensive virtual training used to prepare incoming analysts at top financial institutions.


Full Boot Camp (Recommended)
Days 1 and 2 Only
Group Rates
Earlybird price(s) of $1699/$1299 in effect until April 21, 2021 and will subsequently increase to $1899/$1499.


Please Note: Times for this event are in Eastern Time (ET)

Day 1
9am - 5pm
Financial Statement Modeling

You will develop a 3-statement model completely from scratch, inputting historical data and assumptions to project out financial statements by selecting, locating, and developing appropriate projection drivers.

Day 2
9am - 5pm
DCF Modeling

Participants learn how to value the company step-by-step, including how to estimate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) in the real world, how to implement commonly used approaches to calculating terminal value, and how to use data tables to analyze a broad range of scenarios given different assumptions.

Day 3
9am - 5pm
M&A Modeling

Participants will build a merger model in Excel to reflect the pro forma impact of various acquisition scenarios. Key topics covered include a quick test of accretion / dilution in all-stock deals, pricing structures (exchange ratios, collars, "walk-away" rights), purchase accounting, and the step-by-step allocation of purchase price.

Pre-Seminar Excel training

This boot camp assumes proficiency in Excel. Enrollment includes access to our popular Excel Crash Course for those who need an Excel refresher.

Post-Seminar Online Access

Enrollment includes lifetime access to the following online course(s): Financial Statement ModelingDCF ModelingComps ModelingM&A ModelingLBO Modeling

Wall Street Prep Virtual Training

WSP virtual training events are not your standard online class. We’ve all been there: You log in only to watch a presenter go back and forth from webcam to screen share.

A WSP Virtual Boot Camp is an engaging learning experience that preserves the opportunity for instructor-trainee interaction, experiential learning and networking with fellow learners. Learners move back and forth between instructor presentations, group breakout rooms and competitions at a lively pace.

Who is this boot camp for?

  • Investment banking analysts and associates
  • Private equity, asset management and hedge fund associates
  • Corporate finance and business development professionals
  • MBA students and business undergraduates
  • Anyone seeking to improve their financial modeling skill set

Boot Camp Details


This boot camp is an intensive virtual training program where trainees learn financial and valuation modeling in Excel using an intuitive, step-by-step approach. Participants will use real case studies to build financial models from scratch the way it is done at financial institutions. The program is a synthesis of Excel modeling, navigating through various financial reports, and the application of accounting, corporate finance, and valuation courses.


Virtual training runs daily from 9am to 5pm. The day will be filled with interactive exercises as learners move back and forth between classroom lecture, small group breakout rooms, competitions  and 1-on-1 interaction

Virtual Training Setup

Learn about technical details and more at our Virtual Training FAQ.

What’s Included?

Comprehensive training materials (manuals and online exercises), Detailed reusable modifiable Excel model templates, Unlimited e-mail support for content-related questions for 12 months post-seminar.


This seminar presumes knowledge of financial accounting (at least 1 semester or equivalent). Participants without this background must enroll in and complete the Accounting Crash Course prior to attending the seminar.

CPE Credit

CPE logoWall Street Prep is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Cancellation Policy

Participants may cancel up to 3 weeks prior to the event for a full refund. A 20% cancellation fee will apply up to 1 week prior to the event. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made within 1 week of the event. Wall Street Prep reserves the right to cancel the seminar if enrollment is insufficient. Trainees will be refunded in full in the event of a cancellation.

Why attend a boot camp?

  • Comprehensive training

    Our live courses pulls no punches. Each boot camp is the same intensive training used to prepare incoming analysts at top financial institutions.

  • Learn by doing

    Attendees “learn by doing” by working through practical exercises and building financial models from scratch using real case studies.

  • Networking opportunity

    Boot camps provide an opportunity to network with MBAs and professionals from industries including investment banking, corp dev and FP&A.

  • Experienced instructors

    Our instructor-practitioners are experienced bankers who give real-world context by connecting training to their own experience on the desk.

  • Excel Mastery

    Our training reinforces speed, efficiency and consistency in Excel that investment banking analysts are expected to have on Day 1.

  • Continuing ed & webinars

    Enrollment includes lifetime access to our continuing education online training platform and our popular monthly webinar series.


Financial Statement Modeling

Review key Excel skills for financial modeling

  • Basic Excel techniques and keyboard shortcuts
  • The most accurate way to perform Excel’s basic functions without the mouse
  • Customize Excel’s default settings for effective modeling

Learn to format and structure financial models to limit errors and simplify auditing

  • Standard modeling structures and formulas
  • Best practices in modeling
  • Learn the correct way to check models for errors, accuracy and integrity
  • Check and fix circular reference and iteration problems (#REF)
  • Tools for formula checking and auditing

Learn how to present financial statement model

  • Create a ratios page
  • Prepare a model for distribution
  • Learn summary and sensitivity analysis using data tables

Financial statement model development

  • Learn to build projection drivers
  • Learn to integrate assumptions into financial models – learn what makes a good assumption
  • Build core statements:
    • Cash flow statement
    • Balance sheet
    • Income statement
  • Build supporting schedules:
    • Debt schedule
    • Working capital
    • Interest schedule
    • Retained earnings
    • PP&E analysis
  • Understand the interconnectivity of the core financial statements and learn how the cash flow statement, income statement, and balance sheet are linked.
  • Learn to apply automatic “balance checks”
  • Understand treatment of non-recurring charges and  tax implications on financial models
  • Understand implications of new FASB regulations on financial models used by investment banks and other financial institutions.
DCF Modeling

Valuation methodologies deconstructed

  • Learn market-based valuation, including comparable company analysis and comparable transaction analysis using appropriate equity and enterprise value multiples (PE, EV/EBITDA, etc.)
  • Intrinsic valuation, including DCF and LBO (floor) valuation
  • Presentation of valuation results using sensitivity analysis and data tables

Enterprise value relationships

  • Participants learn to identify and analyze the elements of the financial statement that are key to the value of an enterprise, including:
    • Market capitalization
    • Enterprise value
    • Options
    • Preferred stock
    • Minority interests
    • Debt
    • Cash and marketable securities
    • Treasury Stock Method of Calculating Diluted Shares Outstanding

Calculate free cash flows using the unlevered valuation approach

  • Use previously built model to derive unlevered earnings and unlevered free cash flow
  • Handle working capital items, deferred taxes and long-term accruals 

Discount the cash flows

  • Learn how to derive a discount rate by deriving the cost of debt and the cost of equity
  • Derive the cost of capital using CAPM
  • Select the correct discount rates

Calculate the value

  • Estimating terminal value
  • Calculating enterprise value
  • Using the enterprise value to determine implied share prices

Sensitivity analysis

  • Analyze key input assumptions at various sensitivities
M&A Modeling

Building a robust merger model

  • Setting up a control area for assumptions
  • Inputting deal assumptions (% cash vs. stock considerations, purchase premium, asset write-ups, advisory fees, financing fees, and severance fees)
  • Calculating shares outstanding using the treasury stock method
  • Appropriate treatment of convertible securities
  • Allocating purchase price and calculating goodwill
  • Preparing the pushed-down balance sheet
  • Making pro forma balance sheet adjustments
  • Calculating sources & uses of funds
  • Inputting operating & synergy projections
  • Calculating the stub year period
  • Building a pro forma income statement and making appropriate deal-related adjustments to arrive at accretion/dilution per share
  • Error-checking a merger model and inserting circuit breaker switches where appropriate
  • Sensitivity analysis: EPS accretion/dilution in stock vs. cash deal; interest rate assumptions, premium paid
  • Pre-tax synergies required to break-even, and break-even PE analysis
  • Revenue, EBITDA, and Net Income contribution analysis

Advanced merger accounting

  • Understanding the differences between asset sales (including 338h10 elections) and stock sales
  • Taxation issues, including deferred taxes created by the step-up of asset values
  • Legal considerations in acquisitions

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