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DSRA – Debt Service Reserve Account

The debt service reserve account (DSRA) works as an additional security measure for lenders. It is generally a deposit which is equal to a given number of months projected debt service obligations. This tutorial explains how to code a transparent and efficient DSRA, and how it is linked to the financial statements without circular references.

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Working capital – financial modelling of trade debtors and creditors

It is important to recognise the trade debtors and trade creditors in a cash flow financial model because they capture the cash cycle of a company. This is important since not all revenue earned in a given period is received in the same period, and that not all costs are paid as soon as they are incurred.

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MMRA – major maintenance reserve account

When capital expenditure is lumpy and/or large it is common to need to consider and model a major maintenance reserve account (MMRA). This tutorial describes the function of MMRA and how to code and link it to the financial statements.

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Features of a cash flow waterfall in project finance

The cash flow waterfall ensures that each cash flow item occurs at the correct seniority to other items. This tutorial outlines key categories of cash flow items and how to present the cash flow waterfall in comparison to the cash flow statement in a project finance model.

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