Vector Finance

100% hands-on immersive training

Delivered by passionate and engaging Principals.


The definitive project finance modelling course.

Mastering financial modelling

Harnessing Excel for the business environment.

Project Finance Analysis

The last word in project finance modelling; delivered in-person by Nick Crawley.

If you are new to project finance or seeking to refresh or boost your knowledge, this 100% hands-on case study event covers the essential analysis needed to succeed in a transaction.

For smaller groups Nick can focus the entire two days on advanced debt sizing and best practice VBA.


Mastering Financial Modelling

Invest two days in this 100% hands-on intensive course where you will prepare essential analysis for a crucial Board Meeting for an upcoming transaction.

You will master core Excel modelling skills, gain confidence and work efficiency focusing on architecture and transparency.

This course builds on existing skills harnessing sophisticated combinations of formulae and arrays and data manipulation.


In-house and tailored learning

We are proudly an independent boutique; not an accounting or generic training company; we can tailor the training environment and programme to suit your firms financial modelling requirements and can even introduce you to Coding.

Drawing upon our extensive training experience, we can maximise your ROI by accommodating your teams experience, needs, availability, budget and location. Call us for a chat.

The last word in Project Finance Modelling training delivered by Nick Crawley over two engaging, 100% hands-on, days. You will build and take away a complete project finance model. The case study includes extracts from key contracts and presents a realistic scenario of a project finance transaction modelling. Participants will be immersed in cashflow analysis, debt modelling, project finance ratios, scenarios and quality management which will also benefit related sectors such as export, leveraged, trade, corporate and structured finance teams. Afterwards Nick is available to answer follow-up questions ensuring the smooth transfer of course knowledge to your workplace. Build your own complete greenfield project finance financial model with:
  • Variable monthly construction phase and quarterly operational phase
  • EPC with optional s-curve and detailed capex schedule
  • Construction financing
  • Contract and merchant off-take
  • Cashflow waterfall and integrated financial statements
  • Debt repayment (credit foncier and DSCR sculpting)
  • Transparent Debt Service Reserve Account
  • Project Finance ratio (DSCR, LLCR and PLCR)
  • Project and equity returns and terminal values
  • Scenario manager giving all scenarios-all-the-time
  • Improve your best practice modelling and Excel productivity
  • Minimise errors and learn how to spot them quickly

Good project finance modelling is a skill; great project finance modelling is an art.  Nick has mastered great project finance modelling over a stellar career in both modelling and structuring deals.  His friendly and sharing attitude, combined with indepth deal experience make his training courses the best available. Nick’s ability to turn a complex situation into a simple solution is an invaluable asset. Everything Nick recommends is considered and backed up by war stories from the front-line!

Neil MacDonald. Head of Corporate Finance, Klesch Group, former Head of Project Finance, Asia Pacific, JP Morgan

This course is for anybody who uses Excel in a business context. Apply powerful combinations of Excel formulae, harness arrays and cover essential valuation formula all within a 100% hands-on environment.  Framed with a case study of a where you need to provide information to senior management to satisfy the Board as well as the advisors for an IPO. There is a heavy focus on extracting and manipulating information from raw data, constructing sophisticated formula and arrays. We build up an advanced scenario manager and look at using VBA for goal-seeking and importing data without external links. The course features best practice modelling and a focus on productivity tips-and-tricks especially how to avoid errors.

  • Learn how to develop sophisticated transparent formula.
  • Learn how to apply Arrays{ } in business analysis.
  • Empower your use of Excel, with professional productivity tips.
  • Develop an advanced multi-sheet scenario manager.
  • Extract, reference, manipulate, handle and report Data.
  • Calculate essential valuation formula from first principles.
  • Harness Range Names and multi-layered formula.
  • Improve your best practice modelling and Excel productivity.
  • Minimise errors and learn how to spot them quickly.

Nick has set the industry benchmark in tier one Financial Modelling Training for over a decade. His structured, friendly and patient approach along with his depth of knowledge ensures that all participants learn techniques that will stay with them throughout their career. Nick understands the challenges of major firms and their requirement for efficient and accurate financial modelling; a context that makes the training even more useful. I highly recommend Vector’s training to any finance professional.

Chris Holman, Partner, Azure Capital
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Nick Crawley has a decade of experience delivering, designing and managing in-house and tailored courses - globally.

Attending a scheduled course is a great way to learn away from the office, however for larger teams there are definite savings and logistical benefits in delivering a course in your offices on a date that suits your schedule. We can tailor the programme to make it specific to your industry focus or even show lawyers how to create code.

In-house training can be delivered flexibly to work within the time constraints of your team - even on weekends. Contact us to learn more about any aspect of Financial Modelling, data management or coding / programming.

Nick draws on his own transaction experience to develop models that let clients look "under the hood” to assess the underlying relationships that drive performance and to spot factors that can cause unanticipated difficulties.  This allows a wider range of assumptions and inputs to be stress-tested, helping decision makers improve risk allocation and structure, and make their deals more resilient in the face of real world adversity.  This skill set is passionately transferred into Vector's training courses.

Paul Finn,  former Global head of Project and Structured Finance, ANZ Investment Bank. 

Where, when and how much?

Courses are delivered in your offices, when you need them.

We proudly are not a training marketing company and passionately believe in the power of in-person training rather than scripted on-line platforms, accordingly all training is delivered by either Nick, or for larger teams, Nick and Ben.

Learn Project Finance Modelling (or more general modelling) for 1.5 days one-on-one for $2,500 + GST. We can mix those dates up but generally it's best if they are contiguous. Add extra people up to 5 in total for $1,000 per person and we can discuss more flexible times, including earlier starts, weekend boot camps and even lunch and learn sessions. For larger groups or for smaller bite sized training just give us a call and we will work out something sensible. The smaller the group the more agile we can be on the day when it comes to discussing market norms and trends or more advanced concepts of Excel such as VBA and Arrays.

Give us a call or an email to discuss your requirements.