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CPE Self-Study

Financial Forecasting and Decision Making

Publisher: AICPA
  • $129.00-$169.00
    Financial Forecasting and Decision Making In Stock Product #: 732969
    AICPA Member: $129.00
    Non-Member: $169.00
  • $99.00-$129.00
    Financial Forecasting and Decision Making Online Access Product #: 163152
    AICPA Member: $99.00
    Non-Member: $129.00

Proper planning is key to any company's success. With CPAs constantly being asked to plan a company's future, forecasting is one area to demonstrate your unique value.

This course provides the basic tools necessary to project the balance sheet and statements of income and cash flow. Determine the company's maximum sustainable growth and predict its external fund requirements.

Topics Discussed

  • Overview of the forecasting process
  • The basic forecasting model
  • Techniques used to forecast sales
  • A case analysis on working capital planning
  • Forecasting the company's capital structure
  • Projecting the income statement and balance sheet
  • Determining maximum sustainable growth
  • Using forecasting to aid growth planning
  • Forecasting short-term cash requirements

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Recall the basics of planning and forecasting financial statements
  • Recall considerations related to a basic forecasting model
  • Identify the evidence of growth mismanagement and develop the skills to determine maximum sustainable growth
  • Apply statistical procedures to forecasting
  • Analyze projected or forecasted financial statements

Who Will Benefit?

  • Financial professionals responsible for preparing forecasts

Prerequisite: None

Advance Preparation: None

System Requirements

About the Authors

Wallace Davidson



About the Publisher

AICPA

About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.