Spreadsheet skills for better forecasting and budgeting

14 November 2016

Member price: £301.75 + VAT

Non-member price: £355 + VAT

Please note, the ICAS member discount will be refunded after checkout.

Glasgow, 14 November 2016

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This one day course offers hands-on training surrounding specific skills in Excel which help enhance forecasting and budgeting practices, as part of the management accounting function.

Learn how to enhance forecasting & budgeting practices, as part of the management accounting function (as above). Gain valuable practical guidance and hands-on training.

This course will benefit spreadsheet authors, managers, company advisers and other members of staff from all functional areas needing to further their Excel skills in developing departmental forecasts, plans or budgets. This course is open to anyone wishing to gain more practical experience in Excel reporting and making use of statistical data.

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Our technology courses include excel training and financial modelling which covers practical scenarios which delegates are likely to encounter in the work place. The excel trainers are experienced course designers and presenters. They have vast experience presenting and developing course materials now spanning over 3 decades.

The Financial Modelling team specialise in training in corporate finance and modelling.  In addition they have completed a number of consulting assignments in the financial modelling field.

They have a wealth of experience training professionals, in both practice and industry, in all areas of financial modelling, accounting and financial analysis. Our technology teams have trained all over the world, including Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Kampala and Abu Dhabi.

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Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Modern quantitative methods used for forecasting
    • Regression analysis
    • Time series analysis
    • Expected value calculations
  • Planning techniques
    • The deterministic approach
    • Optimisation using the Solver toolpak
    • The 'What-if analysis' and 'Scenario Manager'
  • Working with 'Data Tables'
    • Introduction to stochastic planning
    • Functions
  • Random number generator
  • Conditional/Error
  • Forecast/Slope/Intercept
  • Array
  • Budgeting
    • Producing budgets
    • Consolidation options
  • An introduction to Excel dashboards
    • Create a simple dashboard
    • Tips on how to present overview data on a front




Tel: 0330 060 3303
Email: ldicas@bpp.com


  • Training courses
  • Technology
  • Scotland
  • Glasgow and West

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