Executive Education’s CFO Forum seminars provide a convenient, one-stop way for CFOs and those who aspire to be CFOs, to learn about four related topics in a single day. These forum-style classes feature high-quality presentations and the interactive, executive level colleague-to-colleague approach CFOs have come to expect from Executive Education, Inc. Prepare to perform at an even higher level.
- How to use metrics to create flexible budgets and rolling forecasts
- How to convert “too much data” into useful information
The 2 Topics Discussed
2 Accounting credits
The annual budgeting process is often criticized as a fiscal exercise done by the accountants that is obsolete soon after it is published, prone to gamesmanship, cumbersome, not being volume sensitive, and disconnected from the strategy and needed risk mitigation spending. You can resolve these deficiencies using capacity-sensitive driver-based expense projections. Driver-based budgeting allows for quick scenario planning and far easier analysis of a growing organization whose future may look nothing like today. The budget can be periodically refreshed to create rolling financial forecasts extending beyond the fiscal year end.
Learn how managerial accounting can become managerial economics.
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
2 Accounting credits
Volatility and complexity are the new normal. Most organizations are drowning in data but starving for information. The finance and accounting function can leverage Big Data and the continuum of analytics – descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive. All are useful for better decision making. Collecting, validating, and reporting data is not the same thing as analyzing information where we can glean valuable, actionable insights. In some ways the finance function is many years behind other disciplines such as marketing, sales, and supply chain managers, in applying analytics. How can the CFO’s function catch up?
Understand how Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA) can help you make sense of your organization's data.
Cases and Group Discussion
The CFO Forum provides extensive case study analysis and many opportunities for group discussion.
Designed For: This seminar is for people who are, or aspire to be, chief financial officers. We target the discussions to people in medium-sized organizations.
Instructor: Gary Cokins
Developer: Executive Education, Inc.
Area of Study: 4 Accounting
Prerequisite: Management experience