How to Forecast & Budget More Effectively (ICAS)

BPP Professional Education
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6 hours
320 GBP excl. VAT
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Online courses
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How to Forecast & Budget More Effectively (ICAS)

What is a budget, what is a forecast, why do we have them, and why do they play such a central role in the management of the organisation?The role of forecasting as a driver of growth and how it can reshape what is needed from the budget. You may learn why forecasting needs to be separated from budgeting and why they should have very different aims, the role of the rolling forecast, the importance of information in forecasting, the link between forecasting and performance measurement, how a rolling forecast can reshape what's needed from the budget and why the budget needs to remain but focused on a few specific requirements.If an organisation is starting out, what to get right and what to avoid; why revenue budgets matter more than expenditure budgets, and how to approach both and what sort of controls are needed.The role of Finance in driving change in budgeting and forecasting practice. This course covers why finance managers need to change what they do if they are to be able to deliver change in budgeting and forecasting. Also, how to show colleagues where the problems and opportunities lie

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will benefit board members, senior managers and accountants with responsibility for budgeting.

Training Course Content

Create a dynamic rolling forecast for both revenue and expenditure.Produce a budgeting process that can quickly reflect the output from the rolling forecast.Make your budgeting process responsive to plans inspired by changes in strategy and the market; plus the need for improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of operations.Play a pivotal role as a catalyst for change.

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