Financial Forecasting and Decision Making (Self-Study)

Code: JI163153

Date Valid for one year from purchase date
Format Self-Study (On-Demand)
CPE credits CPE 5.0
of study
Finance - Technical (5.0)
Standard member fee $79.00
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Many companies fail to succeed due to poor planning, which is one reason why CPA's are in big demand. Skilled at forecasting, CPAs can plan a company's future by determining the maximum sustainable growth and predict its external fund requirements. This course provides you with the basic tools necessary to project the balance sheet and statements of income and cash flow, enabling you to add a unique value to your client(s) work.

Who should take this program?

Financial professionals responsible for preparing forecasts

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

Learning objective(s)

  • Recall the basics of planning and forecasting financial statements
  • Recall considerations related to 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


Course code Code JI163153
Sponsor AICPA
NASBA ID#: 112891
Level Basic
Format Self-Study (On-Demand)
Prerequisites Prereq. None