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Budgeting, Forecasting, & Business Techniques for Accounting & Finance ProfessionalsCOURSE ID: BF-110
DESCRIPTION

The budget lies at the epicenter of the firm’s planning and control process. The quality of the firm’s management system is ultimately dependent on lucid financial plans integrated with budget-based control systems. Then it’s up to management to interpret the budget with a view towards optimizing profit, cash flow and shareholder value. In this class, you will develop budgets, using hands-on, PC-based spreadsheet techniques.

DESIGNED FOR: Accounting analysts, auditors, CFOs, Controllers, financial managers and operations managersFIELD OF STUDY: Business Mgmt & OrganizationLEVEL: BasicPREREQUISITES: Please note: This class requires that you bring your own laptop or tablet with Excel loaded. (Laptop recommended)COURSE PRODUCER: Business Learning InstituteCREDITS: 8.0OBJECTIVES:
  • Develop major elements of the Master Budget including pro forma balance sheets, income statements and cash flow budget
  • Explore capital budgets, zero-based budgets, activity-based budgets, break-even (contribution margin) budgets, Economic Value Added (EVA) budgets and Bankruptcy Avoidance budgets
HIGHLIGHTS:

* Budget development, preparation, analysis and control * Pro forma financial statements * Identify major trends in cash budgeting and cash-flow planning * Develop accurate budgets that link to business and strategic plans * Cost control and management * Profit planning * Sales and marketing budgets * Financial budget-modeling tools and capital budgets * Improve budget planning and control systems to guide the financial future of the firm * Learn to control budget variance * Case studies and “what-if” analyses * Risk quantification and analysis * Best practices in budgeting

UPCOMING SCHEDULED COURSES
DATE NAME LOCATION ORGANIZATION PUBLIC/PRIVATE CREDITS
04/27/17MNCPA Budgeting, Forecasting, & Business Techniques for Accounting & Finance ProfessionalsMinnesota Society of CPAs BloomingtonMinnesota Society of CPAsPublic8.0
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