Predictive Accounting: Driver-Based Budgeting and Rolling Financial Forecasts

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  • 90 minutes
  • 13 Days Left
     Apr 13, 2020
  •   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM ET
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

Budgeting is criticized as obsolete soon after it is published. In this practical webinar, you will learn about the shift from historical financial reporting of past periods to predictive accounting such as:

  • Capacity-sensitive driver-based budgeting

  • Rolling financial forecasts, what-if analysis

  • Marginal/incremental expense analysis

Join this session by expert speaker Gary Cokins, you will learn how to resolve various deficiencies associated with budgeting and accounting.

Session Highlights:

  • Identify the deficiencies of the traditional annual budget.

  • Apply unit-level consumption rates with forecasts to project operational expenses.

  • Implement strategic and risk mitigation projects in expense projections.

  • Apply “predictive accounting” for capacity-sensitive driver-based rolling financial forecasts, what-if analysis, and outsourcing decisions.

  • The shift from bottom-up cost center consolidations to top-down modeling.

Why You Should Attend:

By attending this webinar you will learn about the historical financial reporting of the past period to predictive accounting and based budgeting.

Who Should Attend:

This Webinar is primarily designed for: 

  • Non-Financial Professionals 

  • Who has the management and control of resources 

  • financial professionals 

  •  Who will benefit as a refresher

  • Accountant

  • Management Professionals 

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Accounting 

Field of Study: Accounting

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management improvement methods and business analytics. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina at . Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MBA with honors from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1974.

Gary began his career as a strategic planner with FMC’s Link-Belt Division and then served as Financial Controller and Operations Manager. In 1981 Gary began his management consulting career first with Deloitte consulting, and then in 1988 with KPMG consulting. In 1992 Gary headed the National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) now part of HP. From 1997 until 2013 Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software.

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Number of CPE Credits Awarded for This Course: 1.5 (Accounting - 1.5)

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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