Controllership Skills Update: Budgeting, Forecasting, and Big Data Webinar

CPE

When
March 21
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
1-A&A; 1-Other

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $89 | Nonmember: $114


 More Information

Course No.
CON3-2017-01-WEBNR-80-01
Level
Update
Prerequisites
Experience and/or exposure to financial management
Note
Your log-in instructions will be sent by Surgent at least 24 hours before the webinar.

Description

  • Gain up-to-date knowledge in all facets of the budgeting process
  • Recognize techniques to improve forecasting
  • Learn how a budget can be a vital tool for overall long-term improvement
  • Identify immediate actions that can result in measurable benefits to an organization.
  • Become aware of the management, uses, and potential benefits of Big Data  
  • Garner techniques for further research 

Highlights

  • Why Forecasts and Budgets are Frequently Wrong:
    • Behavioral finance
    • Improper goal setting
    • Games
    • Continuing the status quo
    • Traditional budgeting techniques
  • Incorporating Strategy into Budgets:
    • Improving measurement systems
    • Common errors
    • Developing strategic measurements
    • Strategies vs. non-strategies
  • Expanding the Budgeting Framework:
    • Quarterly and rolling forecasts
    • Mission-based budgeting
    • Zero-based budgeting
    • Post-completion evaluations
    • Contingency planning
    • Identifying improvements
  • Big Data:
    • Definition
    • Challenges
    • Goals
    • Current uses/examples
    • Sources of information
  • Analytical Tools:
    • Ratio analysis
    • Benchmarking
    • Pareto analysis
    • What If analysis
    • Trend analysis
    • Regression
    • Simulation 


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