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Financial Forecasting

Enhance your financial analysis skills in this hands-on seminar. Join industry professionals in mastering the key components of forecasting and learn how to interpret and appraise forecasts effectively, regardless of the source. Take this opportunity to strengthen your forecasting abilities and gain valuable insights into your company's future.

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What you'll learn in this finance training:

Strengthen your forecasting skills to analyze financial data and develop robust forecasts.

Who Should Attend:

Any financial professional who needs to create, maintain and improve the forecasting process at their company, as well as professionals in any function who must interpret, analyze and make decisions based on forecasts created by others.

In this hands-on seminar, you’ll delve into the critical components of forecasting and build forecasts that help power the operations, finance, production, and planning functions in your organization.

You’ll master the key components and skills to create forecasts and learn to translate and appraise the forecasts of others. In addition, you’ll understand how to interpret the meaning of any forecast, whether it’s your own company’s or that of the competition. Whether you’re new or seasoned in forecasting and in need of a briskly paced refresher, this seminar will help you see into—and plan—your company’s future!

How you will benefit:

  • Gather the basic facts necessary to start building a forecast
  • Learn limitations—what forecasts can and cannot do
  • Choose the proper forecasting technique given available data and forecast goals
  • Critique and interpret forecasts and their implications
  • Utilize powerful MS Excel tools—with uses transferable to other disciplines
  • Master and use regression tools to make better forecasts
  • Use Excel tools to present forecast data to executive management

What you will cover:

  • Introduction to business forecasting
  • Basic statistical techniques
  • Forecasting techniques and methods
  • Getting started: Making underlying assumptions
  • Identifying data patterns: Exploratory analysis concepts
  • Time series and their components
  • The use of Excel as your forecasting tool
  • Forecasting performance measurements
  • Simple and multivariate linear regression
  • Summarizing and displaying data in Excel
  • New directions in financial forecasting

NOTE: Please bring a laptop equipped with Excel 2019 or 365 to this seminar.

Course outline:

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the Basics of Forecasting
  • Describe Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Apply Statistics and Formulas to Forecasting
  • Define Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel
  • Identify Business Forecasts and How They Are Used
  • Describe How Probability and Risk Affect Forecasts
  • Describe Future Trends in Forecasting

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Please email us at [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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