Live Educational Webinar
WEBINAR: Financial Forecasting and Business Intelligence
Price: FREE
Sep. 12, 2017 Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
1 Hour

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Michael McDonald, Ph.D. President, Morning Investments
This webinar prepares participants to make more accurate financial forecasts with standard format generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial statements by using business intelligence (BI). Particular focus is on the difference between conventional financial forecasts based on simple growth assumptions and financial forecasts using growth rates derived from data. The course is intended as an applied primer in forecasting using new techniques resulting from the growth in Big Data and BI techniques.

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Learning Objectives

After attending this event you will be able to:
Discover how to create a basic set of income statement, cash flow, and balance sheet forecasts
Recognize the linkages between different items across the financial statements.
Identify how changes in growth assumptions impact financial forecasts.
Explore the use of regression analysis to determine forecast growth rates using outside variables (e.g., GDP and inflation).


Michael McDonald, Ph.D.President, Morning Investments
Michael McDonald, Ph.D.
President, Morning Investments
Michael is a finance professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Tennessee and his work has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNN,, Bloomberg, Reuters, and many other outlets. Michael is the President of Morning Investments, a consulting firm headquartered in Connecticut. He consults extensively with organizations ranging form Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to start-up businesses on matters related to finance and investments. Michael has served also as an expert witness on finance related matters in legal disputes, and is an arbitrator with the Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Moderated by Mark StackpoleContent Acquisition Leader
Moderated by Mark Stackpole
Content Acquisition Leader
After more than 20 years in education, Mark joined Illumeo as the Content Acquisition Leader. His job is to find excellent instructors and support them as they work to create high-quality course content (and webinars) for our subscribers and corporate clients.

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