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Advanced Budgeting and Forecasting

Revamping your financial roadmap: Conquering the unpredictable elements of budgeting and transforming your financial skills to deliver greater forecast accuracy and a more resilient bottom-line

21-22 Jun 2002
Melbourne, Australia

Why You Should Attend

Advanced Budgeting and Forecasting

Your planning, budgeting and forecasting process does not have to be a time consuming and low-value added task to the overall strategic framework of the organisation. It can be a great tool to deliver an integrated business planning solution that links operational and finance processes by providing executive-decision support and allocating the right resources in tracking and projecting accurate cash flow. The demands placed on high-level finance professionals are at an all-time high with greater market competition and shrinking profit margins. What is the financial leverage of your core business drivers and how do you obtain and provide the right financial data to stakeholders?

To survive and thrive in the ever-changing and global marketplace, financial managers must go beyond the traditional budgeting and forecasting concepts. The rising costs due to unplanned expenditures and the volatility of the external environment ensures that it is crucial for companies to map out specific plans for optimising the costs to be incurred within a specific time frame by monitoring their cash flow movements, fund utilisation activities and “stress-testing” their core business drivers. This dynamic and interactive training will be the perfect platform to get your company ahead of its competitors by providing an in-depth insight into the essential tools and skills needed to build world-class financial practices.

The first 15 registered delegates will each receive a copy of Danielle Stein Fairhurst’s published book ‘Using Excel for Business Analysis: A Guide to Financial Modelling Fundamentals’ and all delegates are to bring along their laptops installed with a version of MS Excel.


Key Topics

  • Analysing and interpreting the financial data based on key ratio measurements and annual financial targets: Building a transparent and accountable financial culture
  • Applying qualitative and quantitative forecasting tools and techniques to evaluate and stay ahead of potential financial risks affecting your organisation
  • Rolling forecasts: Reacting to sudden market or operational shifts by linking your budgeting frameworks to key performance drivers and economic indicators
  • Reviewing your financial language: Providing greater visibility into existing financial resources and better cost controls to strengthen investor confidence
  • Constructing costing models to determine the appropriate pricing strategies for your business using techniques such as transfer pricing, cost plus methods and life-cycle concepts
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Primary Health Care
    RSL LifecareSA
    Greengate Property Group
    Vision Finance & Property
    News Limited
    Sensis (Telstra)
    ServiceWorks Management
    AEMO - Australian Energy Market Operator
    Centor Architectural Australia
    Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    CFCL Australia Pty Limited
    Landpower Australia

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    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Miss Bernardine Michael - Marketing Director (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa)

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