In this course we explore some popular approaches to cash flow forecasting. We assume participants have basic experience or familiarity with their organizations’ cash flow forecasting. In this course we differentiate between two types of forecasting techniques.

First, we identify and explore the major methods used in cash flow forecasting. We ill profile each type of method and show examples of the method’s use.

Next, we explore the common models that can be used in a cash flow forecasting system. We  identify the data items needed for each model and discuss potential errors, how the model can be integrated into the overall forecasting system.

We review an overall cash flow forecasting system, showing how methods and models can be integrated. Note that all methods and/or models may not be used in our example. Participants are able to download all the models discussed in the course.

Course Key Concepts: Cash flow forecasting methods, Cash flow models, Cash forecasting tools, Cash forecasting framework, Statistical techniques for cash flow forecasting

Learning Objectives
  • Explore cash flow forecasting methods and the typical work environments that are more useful for each method.
  • Recognize the situations that can call for one or more cash flow forecasting models.
  • Identify key forecasting sources and potential problem areas associated with each method.
  • Discover ways to develop “work-arounds” for forecasting problem areas.
  • Recognize forecasting tools that can help augment an overall system.
Last updated/reviewed: August 25, 2023
4 Reviews (29 ratings)


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the material and content did not tie to test. it's almost like the instructor mixed multiple courses and included the wrong questions.

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This was well organized and interesting, but provided a lot of information in the short time. I feel like I learned a lot.

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So hard to follow. Also, time of content not aligned with CPE credits.

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Good Course. I recommend all users to go through this course

Course Complexity: Foundational
  • Participants should be familiar with the fundamentals of cash flow forecasting. This can be achieved by completing Fundamentals of Cash Flow Forecasting or from personal on-the-job experience.
  • Familiarity with basic Microsoft Excel © features will be helpful.
  • No advanced preparation is needed.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Cash Forecasting: Methods and Models9:24
  Sources and Potential Problem Areas8:00
  Model Worksheet and Examples5:38
  Different Types of Models16:23
  Summary and Conclusions6:33
Continuous Play
  Cash Flow Forecasting: Methods & Models1:15:08
Supporting Materials
  Slides: Cash Flow Forecasting: Methods & ModelsPDF
  Cash Flow Forecasting: Methods & Models Glossary/IndexPDF
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