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Forecasting and Performance Evaluation

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This CPE course is included in the 60+ hours of Financial Performance Management Program Forecasting and Performance Evaluation includes six courses that cover planning and budgeting, the budgeting process, forecasting techniques, performance measures, and variance analysis. Planning and Budgeting Explores the purposes of budgeting such as for planning, control and evaluation, coordination, communication, motivation, and authorization. Budgeting Process Explores decentralization, and cost, profit and investment centers, and includes the meaning of budgetary control. Forecasting Techniques Covers forecasting techniques related to budgeting. Performance Measures This course is broken into two parts. Part I: Budgetary Performance Measures examines key metrics in the budget, including profitability, triangulation, and liquidity. Part II: Alternative Measures of Performance not only includes the shortcomings of financial indicators, but it explores the non-financial performance indicators. Variance Analysis I Explores standard costing and variance analysis and examines sales variances, including sales price variance, and sales volume variance. Variance Analysis II Explores variance investigation, including when a variance should be investigated and explains different interpretations of variances as well as possible interdependence between variances. Topics Discussed: Purposes of budgeting Alternative approaches to budgeting Adjusting forecasts for inflation Investment centers and performance measures Standard costing and variance analysis

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Learning Format 19.0 Hours
Self-Study / On-Demand

Credit Type(s)
Business Mgmt & Org

Knowledge Level
Basic