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Financial Forecasting: Planning for Success Logo aicpa

  Wallace Davidson, Ph.D |   Free |   AICPA |   Feb 2017 |   Finance |   AICPA Store

Proper planning is the key to the success of any company. With CPAs constantly being asked to plan a company’s future, forecasting is one area to demonstrate your special value.

This CPE course provides the tools necessary to project the balance sheet and statements of income and cash flow. Determine the company’s maximum sustainable growth and predict its external fund requirements.

Key Topics

  • Overview of the forecasting process
  • The basic forecasting model
  • Techniques used to forecast sales
  • A case analysis on working capital planning
  • Forecasting the company’s capital structure
  • Projecting the income statement and balance sheet

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Recall the basics of planning and forecasting financial statements
  • Recognize key considerations related to a basic forecasting model
  • Identify the evidence of growth mismanagement
  • Recognize how to analyze projected or forecasted financial statements

Who Will Benefit?

  • Financial professionals responsible for preparing financial forecasts

Prerequisite: None

Advance Preparation: None

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Technical: Business planning: Planning, forecasting & budgeting, Foundational