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Financial Forecasting and Decision Making (155-15)
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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.

12/22/2015
When: 12/22/2015
7:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Where: UACPA Training Facility
136 S Main Street, Suite 510
Salt Lake City, Utah  84101
United States
Presenter: Curtis Quickel
Contact: April Deneault
801-834-6634


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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.

Objectives:

• Apply the basics of planning and forecasting financial statements.
• Utilize 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.

Major Subjects:

• 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

 

Designed for:

Financial professionals responsible for preparing forecasts.

Prerequisite: None

  

Advanced Prep: None

 

Speaker: Curtis Quickel

Vendor: AICPA

Field of Study: Management

Level: Basic

CPE Credit: 8 Hours

Acronym: FFMD

 

 
Registration Fees:                           
Members                
Nonmembers     
Earlybird (through 12/8)
$257 $340
Standard (after 12/8)
$285 $340

 

AICPA Members receive an additional $30 off the price of this course. Use promo code AICPA8 at checkout to receive the discount.


 

Meet the Speaker:

Curtis J. Quickel, CPA    
Individual Practitioner/Little Rock, Arkansas

Curtis is an individual practitioner and has spent several years in industry as a Corporate Controller.  Most recently he served as Controller of the region's largest electronics distributor, with offices located in twenty states.  As a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, he teaches classes at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth.  He recently served an eight month tour of duty with the US Army at the Combined Central Command Center in Kuwait, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He is a Past President of the Central Chapter of the Arkansas Society of CPAs, and Past Chairman of the Industry and Commerce Committee.

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