FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model

Course Code: IEF-1152
Course Instructor: Elvis Cornerstone
Category: Financial Modelling
Credit Hours: 30
Course Duration: 5 Days
Cost: $1,000.00

Course Overview

The foundation of economic success for any company is financial planning. This involves drawing up detailed plans based on specific financial objectives. FP&A has the potential to provide valuable decision support for the many decisions made during the planning process and as the strategic plan is executed. But it takes investing time to get to know the specific areas it supports, develop relationships, and build trust and rapport to provide business analysis specific enough to make a difference.

This course introduces students to modern tools and techniques designed to generate performance measures used for decision-making, management and control purposes. Learn to guide your employer’s company to optimum financial performance with the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model course. This course further illustrates how performance measures are integrated into incentive systems so as to align the objectives of (division) managers with those of the shareholders.

At a time where performance measurement is one of the fastest-growth areas for consulting firms, this course illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of commonly-used performance metrics, e.g., Economic Value Added (EVA), Balanced Scorecard. The course is critical for anyone working in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), accounting, or finance departments and is required to build monthly financial models in their job.

Excel skills that will be emphasized in this course include conditional formatting, data validation, IF statements, and other formulas and functions required to complete the financial model.


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Course Content

The FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model training programme serves as an important background for a variety of electives in management and accounting as well as for consulting-related courses. The programme curriculum allows participants to:

» Understand the intellectual and practical activities encompassing financial planning and analysis.

» Learn how to ensure the optimal allocation of resources (how time and money will be invested for maximum results).

» Discover how to integrate all the components of FP&A.

» Understand the influence of digitalization on data quality and various processes.

» Identify ways in which new technology is rapidly changing financial planning and analysis and how digitalization is also changing the entire finance department and thus the role of the controller and the CFO.


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Key Takeaways


FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model will provide you with a much more rigorous approach      to derive all objectives and results from the financial planning process to:

» Merge operational and financial planning and have a deep understanding of how operational metrics drive their financial results.

» Track progress of initiatives designed to move the operational numbers in the right direction just as closely as they monitor financial results.

» Translate strategy into action and make sure initiatives are properly resourced and accounted for in the budget.

» Make course adjustments when they identify the need to get back on track.

» Hold people accountable for delivering results and link pay with performance.


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Target Audience

» This course is critical for anyone working in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), accounting, or finance departments and is required to build monthly financial models in their job.

» Finance professionals working in investment banking and equity research.

» Corporate finance, private equity and M&A professionals.

» Self-employed finance professionals.

» Graduates.


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