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In the past, many companies focused on high level P&L forecasting with, at best, a very short-term, daily treasury forecast. With an increased focus on cash during the recent financial downturn, cash forecasting became a key aspect of the financial management of a business. In this course we will discuss treasury forecasting, its goals and benefits.

The course covers different types of forecasting from very short through medium and long term forecasts and their different objectives. We cover traditional approaches like direct and indirect cash flow forecasting, and I share some common techniques used for treasury forecasting. We end up with a few “golden rules” for accurate cash flow forecasting and you will be in a much better position to forecast cash accurately for your company.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the main benefits of forecasting in treasury
  • Recognize how to apply forecasting methods according to business objectives
  • Discover how to formulate golden rules to help improve cash flow forecasting accuracy

 

 

30 Reviews (70 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
Overall, the course had good material related to the study of treasury management. However, I do not think it should be considered an intermediate level course as most of the presentation mainly defined what terms or methods were versus actually teaching the forecasting methods and providing examples. The latter would have been a more appropriate presentation for the title of the course.
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Member's Profile
First thing would be some examples. If the course is longer so be it. This is really a comment on all of the courses I've taken to this point. Just started so I've only done three. This one was the most detailed but would appreciate either examples or references to examples. Will be looking on my own.
5
Member's Profile
This is a detailed course regarding methods, terminology and application of various forecasting techniques. I good primer to understand the various aspects of cash flow forecasting.
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Anonymous Author
This course could be improve with more graphical representations of the subject. The slides have too much text and there should be more detailed explanations of the various concepts.
4
Member's Profile
good content and coverage of the various approaches to cash flow forecasting. nice overview without too many detail examples that would get you bogged down.
5
Member's Profile
This course help me visualize forecasting models. It also help me clarify a methodology to do variance analysis with our current cash forecasting model.
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Anonymous Author
I was able to learn a few new things regarding the way a CFO should look at ratio / treasury in regards to cash flow forecasting.
3
Anonymous Author
Good overview but lacking examples which would have been helpful in understanding the differences between various models.
Member's Profile
A little more basic than was indicated. A decent primer for someone not familiar with cash forecasting.
3
Anonymous Author
rather theoretical course. Would be great if the author can provide more concrete examples.
5
Member's Profile
Course is well written but lacks graphics and tables in all methods of forecasting.
5
Anonymous Author
The detailed steps and methods provided for cash flow forecasting was very helpful.
5
Anonymous Author
Very insightful and helpful in understanding the forecasting process
4
Anonymous Author
Great overview of Cash Forecasting and how to implement it.
4
Anonymous Author
Sometimes difficult to understand the presenter
5
Anonymous Author
Good course for any financial professional.
4
Anonymous Author
Good content, while a little theoretical.
3
Anonymous Author
Useful lesson, a lot of information.
Anonymous Author
Good overview of various approaches
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Anonymous Author
Great power point
5
Anonymous Author
Great overview
4
Member's Profile
Good overview
5
Member's Profile
Great Lesson!
5
Member's Profile
Great Course!
4
Anonymous Author
Great course!
5
Anonymous Author
Great Course
5
Member's Profile
Great course
3
Anonymous Author
Ok outline
4
Anonymous Author
Not bad
5
Anonymous Author
great

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to corporate finance

 

Advanced Preparation: None

 

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 .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Forecasting
  10:02 Different Types/Methods for Cash Forecasting and Its Main Benefits
  13:18 Forecasting Techniques According the Business Objectives
  9:13Analyzing the Forecast and Effective Working Capital Management
CONCLUSION
  8:43Rules and Process for Accurate Cash Flow Forecasting
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Forecasting in Treasury
  PDFForecasting in Treasury Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM