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Rolling Forecasts the Wave of the Future

Carl Young is an Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, and Coach. He holds a MBA and completed graduate studies in Accounting and Taxation. He is a former CFO of a 275M, high growth technology based company. He has over 25 years of senior level business management experience. In addition, he has over 25 years of training experience in finance, accounting and business management. Former CEO of his own small parts manufacturing company as well as former Senior Financial Associate of major consulting firm. Carl is a member of the following organizations: American Society of Corporate Controllers,........

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Overview

The current technology driven turbulent business environment present many challenges to business manager. One primary challenge is the ability to predict and plan for the future which is unexpectedly unpredictable. Changes are constant. Companies struggle to find ways to find manage resources and find ways to thrive and survive in this turbulent business environment.
Traditional budgeting has been overtaken by these constantly changing events as is currently outdated and irrelevant for the following reasons:

  • Too time consuming
  • Based on assumptions that may not be valid
  • Focuses on past events not future possibilities
  • Creates a "use it" or "lose it" mentality
  • Restricts creative thinking in resource management
Rolling forecasts are the wave of the future. They are rapidly replacing traditional budgeting. This webinar outlines the critical differences and advantages of rolling forecasts over traditional budgeting. It challenges finance personnel to think outside the box and embrace the advantage of rolling forecasts.
This Webinar will focus on:
  • Using key business drivers and cast to influence and impact the future
  • Why rolling forecasts are critical in today's turbulent environment
  • Definition of key business drivers as the basis for rolling forecasts
  • The relevance of cash as key business driver
  • The core components of rolling forecasts
  • The use of technology
  • Simple techniques to make it happen. From dashboards to driver based forecasts
  • Simple samples and exercises to reinforce teaching points
  • Using "What If" analogies to validate forecasts
  • Benefits of rolling forecasts
  • Pitfalls to prevent
  • Selling the culture changes to make rolling forecasts acceptable

Why should you attend?

  • Why rolling forecasts are critical in today's turbulent and constantly changing environment
  • The five core components of rolling fore
  • casts with simple explanations and exercise to reinforce the learning points
  • The use of key business drivers and cash to influence and impact the future
  • The role and use of technology in rolling forecasts
  • How to use "What If" analogies to validate rolling forecasts
  • How to focus on future possibilities rather than past events to manage resources
  • How to move from data based budgeting to driver passed forecasting as the foundation for resource allocation and utilization
  • All business professionals responsible for any part of the budgeting & resource allocation within their company.
  • This includes top management and mid management personnel down to and including section and cost center managers
  • Any business professional interested in understand the new wave of business budgeting & forecasting

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Why rolling forecasts are critical in today's turbulent and constantly changing environment
  • The five core components of rolling forecasts with simple explanations and exercise to reinforce the learning points
  • The use of key business drivers and cash to influence and impact the future
  • The role and use of technology in rolling forecasts
  • How to use "What If" analogies to validate rolling forecasts
  • How to focus on future possibilities rather than past events to manage resources
  • How to move from data based budgeting to driver passed forecasting as the foundation for resource allocation and utilization

Who can Benefit:

  • All business professionals responsible for any part of the budgeting & resource allocation within their company.
  • This includes top management and mid management personnel down to and including section and cost center managers
  • Any business professional interested in understand the new wave of business budgeting & forecasting

Webinar Id: ISFCY001

Duration: 60 mins

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