Spreadsheet skills for better forecasting and budgeting

22 March 2018
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Member price: £335.75 + VAT

Non-member price: £395 + VAT

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

Edinburgh, 22 March 2018
Glasgow, 14 November 2018

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What you will learn

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.

Who should attend

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. It 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


Edinburgh, Glasgow


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


  • Business and Financial management
  • Scotland
  • Technology
  • Training courses
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow and West

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