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Financial Forecasting

Strengthen your forecasting skills to analyze financial data and develop robust forecasts.

In this hands-on seminar, you’ll delve into the critical components of forecasting and build forecasts that help power the operations, finance, production, and planning functions in your organization. You’ll master the key components and skills to create forecasts and learn to translate and appraise the forecasts of others. In addition, you’ll understand how to interpret the meaning of any forecast, whether it’s your own company’s or that of the competition. Whether you’re new or seasoned in forecasting and in need of a briskly paced refresher, this seminar will help you see into—and plan—your company’s future!

Seminar Number: 01110

  • In a Classroom
  • Your Company Location

Course Scheduling & Pricing

Who Should Attend

Any financial professional who needs to create, maintain and improve the forecasting process at their company, as well as professionals in any function who must interpret, analyze and make decisions based on forecasts created by others.

  •   Classroom3 Day(s)
    22.8 CCM, 1.8 CEU, 21 CPE, 18 CPU, 22.8 CTP, 22.8 FP&A, 18 PDU
 

In this hands-on seminar, you’ll delve into the critical components of forecasting and build forecasts that help power the operations, finance, production, and planning functions in your organization.

You’ll master the key components and skills to create forecasts and learn to translate and appraise the forecasts of others. In addition, you’ll understand how to interpret the meaning of any forecast, whether it’s your own company’s or that of the competition. Whether you’re new or seasoned in forecasting and in need of a briskly paced refresher, this seminar will help you see into—and plan—your company’s future!

  • Gather the basic facts necessary to start building a forecast
  • Learn limitations—what forecasts can and cannot do
  • Choose the proper forecasting technique given available data and forecast goals
  • Critique and interpret forecasts and their implications
  • Utilize powerful MS Excel® tools—with uses transferable to other disciplines
  • Master and use regression tools to make better forecasts
  • Use Excel® tools to present forecast data to executive management
  • Introduction to business forecasting
  • Basic statistical techniques
  • Forecasting techniques and methods
  • Getting started: Making underlying assumptions
  • Identifying data patterns: Exploratory analysis concepts
  • Time series and their components
  • The use of Excel® as your forecasting tool
  • Forecasting performance measurements
  • Simple and multivariate linear regression
  • Summarizing and displaying data in Excel®
  • New directions in financial forecasting

Special Feature

NOTE: Please bring a laptop equipped with Excel 2007 or 2010 to this seminar.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the Basics of Forecasting
  • Describe Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Apply Statistics and Formulas to Forecasting
  • Define Data Analysis Using Microsoft® Excel
  • Identify Business Forecasts and How They Are Used
  • Describe How Probability and Risk Affect Forecasts
  • Describe Future Trends in Forecasting

AMA has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Talent Triangle PDUs

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Project Management Institute (PMI) Talent Triangle, 2015.
Reproduced with the permission of PMI. Copyright and all rights reserved.

This course qualifies for 18 CPUs towards your recertification as a CAP® (Certified Analytics Professionals).

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Approved for up to 22.8 FP&A recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals at the rate of one credit for each 50 minutes of attendance.

Approved for up to 22.8 CTP recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals at the rate of one credit for each 50 minutes of attendance.

American Management Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

AMA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. For additional information or for more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact Martha Leon at 212-903-8173.

Recommended CPE Credit: 21 hours/Basic
Prerequisites: An understanding of Excel and familiarity with Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting (see seminar #2218).
Advance Preparation: None
Instructional Method: Group Live
Field of Study: Technical – Accounting, Management Services, Specialized Knowledge

Classroom Schedule

4 Sessions Available

  • $2,545.00 Non Members
  • $2,295.00 AMA Members
  • $2,079.00 GSA
Date Duration State City Zip
  2019-08-05 2019-08-07 Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 7, 2019 3 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2019-09-18 2019-09-20 Sep 18, 2019 - Sep 20, 2019 3 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-12-09 2019-12-11 Dec 9, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019 3 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-03-04 2020-03-06 Mar 4, 2020 - Mar 6, 2020 3 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

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