Meet Chris

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"Probably the most comprehensive course I've completed, including CFI FMVA and WSP FP&A."


Tell me if you relate...

  • Someone sent you a financial model that's a mess

  • You need to build a model but wish someone would just show you how

  • Your balance sheet doesn't balance

  • There's tons of manual entry and likely errors

  • You have a tight deadline and are feeling overwhelmed

I've Been There.

I can't tell you how many stressed hours and sleepless nights I spent learning financial modeling.

The statement of cash flows used to drive me nuts. After all, the answer was right there in front of me, I just couldn't get it.

People would just send me junk. No formatting. No consistency. 70 million tabs. Errors everywhere.


After many years in Corporate Finance, Consulting, and Private Equity, I set out on my own to change financial modeling education.

I wanted to take away the opaqueness and confusion.

So, I created courses for the rest of us. People.

Not sterile textbooks, long lectures, or mindless debits and credits.

I wanted relatable instruction that could be applied immediately, without all the nonsense and over-complication for it's own sake.

So I created these courses to change the game...


What's Included?

You can go in any order you want, but here's what I'd suggest...

5 Simple Steps to a 3 Statement Model

The Warm Up

Whether you're a finance or non-finance person, learn the building blocks of a 3 statement model -- a critical and fundamental skill for Business Owners and Analysts alike (great if you're new or just want a refresher).
5 simple steps to a 3 statement model

Advanced 3 Statement Model Template

Full Scale Model

Now that you've got the basics down, use this template for an industrial grade FP&A Operating Model -- built by month with labor schedules, capital expenditure schedules, summaries, and error checking.

Financial Modeling for Private Equity

Deep Learning Differentiator

Take your 3 statement skills to the next level and learn to model a leveraged buyout or "LBO" -- we walk through a hypothetical acquisition of a company and learn what it's really like to work in M&A or Private Equity. As featured on Wall Street Prep and FTI Consulting -- if you ever want a senior finance role, you need to understand how a transaction works.

💥Bonus: 13 Week Cash Flow Template

Get Tactical

The three statement model forecasts cash using the indirect method and is good for big picture discussions. However, at some point you need to manage the day-to-day cash using the direct method. This template gives you the framework to get started.

💥Bonus: Dashboard


Bring it home with this Dashboard one-pager. Used in all my private equity deals, automatically calculates variance analysis by month, year-to-date, last 12 months, and year-end outlook. Add it to any model you're working on.

💥Bonus: Ultimate Guide to Financial Modeling

Tricks of the Trade

You will receive my Ultimate Guide for Financial Modeling. 107 pages (with font size you can actually read) that walks through best practices, modeling structures, data analysis, shortcuts, & more! Not just canned copy/paste from Microsoft -- this my best stuff, my IP, that I use with companies around the world.

💥Bonus: PE Quiz, Interview Guide, & Glossary

Are You Ready?

Test your knowledge and preparation. Do you have what it takes? Perfect for all finance professionals (not just PE), this 60+ page guide helps you test yourself on key concepts and terms and provides tips to excel in an interview (I've been there!).
Private equity interview guide

Curriculum Snapshot

(for the Private Equity course)

The reason I love Private Equity / M&A is because it forces you to learn FP&A and Corporate Finance along the way.

Learning to model a "buyout" gives you a comprehensive education and is applicable to any job in Finance.

Here's what else you'll get...

  • 𝟯𝟬-𝗗𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟬𝟬% 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗚𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲. 𝗡𝗼 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗱.

  • Self-study videos broken down into digestible chunks

  • Lifetime video access (start and stop on your timeline, there's no expiration)

  • Downloadable Excel files along the way in case you get stuck

  • New files when they are released (for free)

  • Discussion board for every video (just post a comment)

  • Direct one-on-one email support with the instructor (I actually reply to emails)

  • Completion Certificate

  • Awesome differentiator for your next interview

Taught in a relatable style...

Everything in one place at a reduced price

The value of these courses separately is over $1,200:

3 Statement Bundle
All Courses Bundle
All Courses + Coaching Bundle
5 Simple Steps
Advanced 3 Statements
13 Week Cash Flow
Private Equity
Modeling Guide
Quiz, Interview Prep & Glossary
1 Hour Coaching
 ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶$̶4̶2̶6̶
 ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶$̶9̶0̶3̶❌
 ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶$̶1̶,̶2̶1̶8̶
The Bundle Price:
30% Savings
40%+ Savings
40%+ Savings

Reminder: there is a 30-Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee with no questions asked. So there's no risk.

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About $125,000 per year...

That's the average salary of a Corporate Finance professional (before benefits, bonus, etc.).

This course only costs $1.37 per day.

The best investment you can make is your own education.

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About Me

I'm Chris -- with over 15 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Consulting, Private Equity, & Entrepreneurship -- I create financial modeling courses that are taught like we're sitting at the kitchen table, not the conference table.

Financial models can be complicated, but education doesn't have to be.  I don't teach "Excel courses," rather, I teach business knowledge through the discipline of a financial model (and we learn some awesome Excel skills along the way).

These models aren't "illustrative," they're the exact models I use with FP&A teams and Private Equity firms around the world.

I've been lucky enough to help thousands of students take their business and financial modeling skills to the next level, and I know I can help you too.

Where My Work Has Been Featured

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is this course for?

    Anyone who has experienced the frustration of poorly-constructed, error-ridden models that wants to build them the right way.

  • Is this only helpful if I want to be in Private Equity?

    No -- in fact, the reason I love teaching M&A / Private Equity is because it forces you to learn FP&A and Corporate Finance along the way. So, it's perfect for anyone in a finance role.

  • Why should I listen to you? Who are you?

    My name is Chris Reilly -- I have 15+ years experience in Consulting, Corporate Finance, and Private Equity. My financial models have been used by real companies all over the world, and have also been featured with Wall Street Prep, FTI Consulting, Business Insider, and others. You definitely don't have to listen to me, but these models have been distinguished throughout my career.

  • Okay, this must be expensive right?

    No, it's only $499 -- a discounted price that includes nearly $200 worth of bonus materials. You can also access just the basics for $299 or add 1 hour of coaching for $699. All bundles come at a heavy discount to a la carte pricing.

  • How is this different from one of those $2,997 "Master Classes"?

    It's not -- it's just as good. I just honestly think those "Master Classes" are insanely over-priced and under-valued. Nothing on the Internet should cost that much.

  • Can't I Google a lot of this and get it for free?

    Yeah, maybe. But you've got to think about the time it would take and the credibility of what you find. The whole point of paying for a course is that you know you're getting accurate and complete information.

  • Will I get lifetime access?

    Absolutely. Start and stop completely on your timeline. Nothing expires -- so you can always revisit the content as your career progresses.

  • What if I don't like it?

    I offer a 30-Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee with no questions asked. Why? I'm confident you're going to love it. If not, you just let me know.

  • Okay, what do I do next if I want to enroll?

    Select one of the options below and you can start right now ↓

"I recently completed the Financial Modeling for Private Equity course, and I am extremely impressed.

I'm no stranger to financial modeling, having worked in investment banking and strategic planning/FP&A, but Chris' course is probably the most comprehensive one I've completed, including CFI FMVA and WSP FP&A.

While the others are definitely a good place to learn a higher level view, Chris' course gets deep into the details of how to do something, while also explaining the "why" behind it, and then zooming out to that high level view to explain how it all fits into the broader picture.

I thought I had a decent understanding of PE beforehand, but this really pushed my understanding of not only the theoretical ideas of behind deal structuring and terms, but also the technical skills needed to be able to reflect them in a dynamic and robust financial model."


— Casey Brown, FP&A & Strategic Finance

"The template and training is fantastic.  Chris walks through each section thoroughly and makes a complex topic easy to understand.  He also shares best practices like circularity break and error checking that are critical to formulating a top tier model. Look forward to more courses from Chris!"


— Vito Cadamuro CPA, CGA, Finance Executive

"Amazing. Thank you so much for the course. I enjoyed it and learnt a great deal that will immediately help me at work."


— Jamila Ali

"A master class which is incredibly pedagogical and top quality. I highly recommend!!!"


— Patrick Daguet, Senior Professor

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"This template and course did what I was attempting to do from scratch - combine all of the best "best practices" for 3 statement model building - into one straightforward model. Also added is the confidence that this model has been used for years in the Private Equity space and if it is good enough for PE firms and banks, it will be good enough for me and my clients. All of Chris' courses are underpriced for the value they provide."


— Alexander Little, Fractional CFO

"You won't regret buying this course. Chris has a great teaching style that breaks everything down into it's simplest form."


— Abdul Said M Kamara, Finance & Accounting

"This course is a great way to get working knowledge of financial models. Chris has a good speaking and teaching style which keeps me interested. Highly recommended!"


— Robert Maciejewski, FP&A Manager

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"I was looking for a simple, yet effective financial model that could forecast the 3 financial statements and this course not only gave me a template for that, but taught me step by step how to build it from scratch. It also explained the meaning behind each number presented so any non-financial users could clearly understand what was going on. Exactly what I needed!"


— Alexander Little, Fractional CFO

"The condensed layout of the modeling has a great look to it and allows for an easy way of communicating to others the "how" behind the forecasts. I found the step by step process incredibly helpful in simplifying the buildout and improving my ability to link the 3 statements together. Definitely worth the price!"


— Nathan Alkema, MBA, Finance & Accounting

"What I like about this course is how easy it is to follow. Chris does a great job of explaining each step and the template has great instructions to help guide you in linking up a simple 3-statement model."


— Paul Barnhurst, Founder of The FP&A Guy

"Can't say I've run through a course with such ease and understanding before! Chris breaks this down in the way it should be. Keep creating courses, Chris!


— Jason Phillips

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"As an analyst just over a year into the job, this resource has been an absolute game-changer."


— Tishan Jayasekera, Private Equity Associate

"Best money ever spent.  LBO modeling classes don't get any better than this one right here. The model goes beyond in depth, and Chris delivers incredible insight as to how an actual PE professional thinks and analyzes real life deals (probably because unlike most other LBO class instructors, Chris has actual industry experience). Not to mention, if you actually need help or can't figure something out, Chris is available to step in and help. This course is an incredible find and worth every penny."


— Ryan Joiner

"I had the pleasure of going through your course and have learned a ton. We plan to implement the monthly model you put together as a way to analyze our deals moving forward."


— Associate, Mid-Market Private Equity Firm

"I finally understand what I am doing now.  I am prepping for PE interviews; when I looked at some old, real interview modeling tests a colleague sent me, I laughed because those tests seem so simplistic in comparison."


— JS, Private Equity Interviewee

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Understanding M&A is necessary for Corp Fin, FP&A, and Private Equity and will separate you from the pack ↓

"Even as a seasoned financial professional (IB + Corp. Dev) with a variety of modeling experience and a graduate degree in finance, I found myself furiously jotting notes and having "a-ha" moments that will stay with me throughout my career."


— James Ford, Manager Corporate Development

"This course is fantastic and has the precise level of complexity to keep everything interesting while still challenging one's knowledge and Excel skills. The creator has done a wonderful job of creating bite-size nuggets of information for maximum understanding."


— Willie Costa, FP&A

"If you have been introduced to LBO modeling this will take you to the next level."


— Joshua Himan, Certified Valuation Analyst

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"I am really impressed by the quality of the content and the instructor's teaching style. The course was well-structured and easy to follow, with each lesson building upon the previous one to provide a comprehensive overview of the field. The instructor is knowledgeable and engaging, and provided helpful examples and real-world applications to illustrate key concepts. Overall, I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about valuation modeling."


— Jonathan Iglesias

"My greatest takeaway and one of the true value drivers of the class is how to create a model that is friendly to the end users who can easily understand exactly what the model is accomplishing and how."


— Conor Hickey, CFO

"I'm convinced that this course gave me the impetus to change my mindset to a more entrepreneurial one. I'd recommend this course to anyone of my peers without hesitation."


— Tishan Jayasekera, Private Equity Associate

"I found your private equity modeling course so thorough and helpful. Probably the best course on modeling I’ve taken."


— David Lewis, Independent Sponsor

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"Chris has a unique ability to humanize financial modelling and make this complex topic easy to follow and even easier to understand. The pace of his course is excellent and his explanations are clear. Throughout the video he offers numerous great tips and insights to help you build confidence as you learn how to put together the 3 statement model. I've learned more from his course than from countless free YouTube Videos and several paid big name courses.  If you're wondering whether to buy the course, don't hesitate. You'll be glad you bought it. Strongly recommend. "


— Oana Labes, MBA, CPA, Founder of Financiario