Financial Model Templates Grouped by Complexity Level

To understand the complexity involved in each category, I'll try to put a little explainer on why a given template is at a certain level. This is going to be roughly based on the amount of accounting and finance knowledge as well as industry-specific knowledge required to use the template to its fullest extent. There is a subjective element to this as it is my opinion about how much knowledge you need to understand a given template, but this should give general clarity as to what each template feels like to use. I've not included 100% of my templates here, but it should give you a good idea of what to look for when trying to understand various frameworks that are being used.

financial models sorted by difficulty and complexity

Beginner Financial Model Templates:

I'd categorize these templates as something anyone with little or no business or accounting experience can pick up, plug numbers into, and get some value out of. These models have the simplest assumptions and are pretty easy to follow the math on without super complex modeling techniques.

Intermediate Financial Model Templates:

These templates are more complex in regards to revenue assumptions compared to beginner. It would be difficult to reproduce the results of these on the back of a napkin whereas the beginner templates may be able to do that more easily. You don't need to be an expert in accrual accounting or understand complex modeling techniques like customer retention logic to use these. Also, these won't contain much logic that references other dynamic outputs that are derived from the base assumptions. So, generally you will have a single layer assumption input, a single calculation from that, and a financial output.
Expert Financial Model Templates:

These are the most in-depth and sophisticated models in my collection. They require a strong understanding of the given underlying business and strong finance and accounting know-how in order to be used effectively. The logic included in the below templates took me the longest to perfect and understand myself. You are going to see a lot of cohort-based techniques, multiple layers of dynamic logic where certain reference structures are required and result in very useful and accurate pro forma creations, and get into accrual concepts with models that require a deeper understanding of financial statements.
You can by the above templates individually as needed, or if you want to download everything all at once, I offer this option via the Super Smart Bundle, which includes everything on the site.