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Forecasting in Uncertain Times
Member: $295 | Non-member: $395
Credits: FP&A 4.8 | CTP 4.8 | CPE 4.8 | CPE Field of Study: Finance (FIN)
Dates: September 28 & 30 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Forecasts are all but guaranteed to be wrong. Nevertheless, companies should always aspire to be as accurate as possible and have ways to adjust their methods for forecasting in uncertain times. This half day course is designed to provide you with implementation ready and theoretical approaches for improving the accuracy of forecasts.

Learning Objectives

  • To develop Cross-departmental forecasting processes and workflows allowing forecasts to be updated regularly efficiently.

  • To identify which elements of the forecast need the most diligence and which elements expose the organization to risk.

  • To review a driver-driven and flexible financial model to accommodate changing internal and external information.

  • To assess whether agile planning and automated re-forecasting tools are right for their organizations.
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Agenda

  • Create scenarios for product categories, customer channels, and geographies and being able to quickly flex the scenarios to calculate cash-burn rates.
  • Discover alternative techniques for forecasting in uncertain times that include changing time-horizons, increments, and refresh frequency.
  • Increase focus on improving forecasting of certain key financial elements such as working capital items, liquidity and fixed vs. variable cost.