We don’t do this type of modeling at our valuation firm but I decided to take it upon myself to learn on my own (seems like it’s something important to know)
I read every walk through and downloaded every free template I can find and check nearly every single cell. Some of these are beast of models, 500+ rows, with tons of schedules. Still haven’t built my first model yet. Tons of time spent but I need some feedback.
How is this learned in practice? Do people start with a base template their firm uses? How much time is given to an analyst to construct one of these, an average one? I think I will have enough knowledge and confidence to build one soon (I will be using Macabacus’s step by step model for guidence) but if anything I said raises red flags or ya’ll have any advice, I’d love to hear it.