Two Day Business Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting Course - United Kingdom - March 15th-16th, 2017 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting" conference to their offering.

This two-day course starts with the assumption that you already have a business strategy and outlines some techniques for creating business plans that are aligned with this strategy. It provides techniques for checking that the plans - and hence the strategy - are financially viable.

Moving on to forecasting, the programme describes seven techniques that between them improve the accuracy of any forecast you have to make. This leads in to budgeting, which should convert the business plan and the short-term forecasts into a financial statement of expected revenues and costs.

Many organisations are dissatisfied with the budget as a mechanism of planning and control. For them the budget absorbs a great deal of management effort and provides questionable value in return. This course explores several ways of improving the budget - from getting rid of it altogether to adopting a range of less radical modifications.

Course objectives

  • Translate strategy into results
  • Generate a business plan that drives organisational activity
  • Increase the accuracy of forecasting
  • Ensure realistic forecasting
  • Allocate appropriate resources
  • Set budgets that are quicker to create, encourage the right behaviours and add value
  • Identify and manage key risks
  • Avoid the weaknesses of conventional approaches to budgeting

Above all, this programme will show you how strategy, business planning, forecasting and budgeting should fit together and support one another - and how to make this happen in your own organisation.

Agenda

Programme - Day one

09.00 Registration and refreshments

09.30 Introduction to the seminar

09.45 Creating business plans from the strategy

11.15 Refreshments

11.30 Plans to improve business-as-usual

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Forecasting

15.30 Refreshments

15.45 Risk

17.15 Close of day one

Programme - Day two

09.00 Refreshments

09.30 The conventional annual budget

10.15 One solution to the conventional budget: stop budgeting!

11.15 Refreshments

11.30 Ways to improve the budget

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Using the budget to manage effectively

15.15 Refreshments

15.30 Getting effective budget accountability

17.00 Summary and final questions

17.15 Close of course

For more information about this conference visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qtbz8v/planning

Related Topics: Accounting

Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716

Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716