CFBA Certified Forecasting and Budgeting Analyst™

This course has been designed as an intermediate to advanced level course and it assumes that delegates have attended basic level courses or by qualifications and/or experience they are qualified to attend the course.
At the start of this course, delegates will be required to set out their major objectives for attending the course…

$3,990.00

Location: Vienna, Austria

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  • Course Overview

    This course has been designed as an intermediate to advanced level course and it assumes that delegates have attended basic level courses or by qualifications and/or experience they are qualified to attend the course. At the start of this course, delegates will be required to set out their major objectives for attending the course by identifying for the rest of the group the modelling needs and challenges that face them. The outputs of this session will be used as the focal point of the following sessions. This approach adds an element of flexibility to the course which means that the trainer may include additional materials/topics from then on in order to meet delegates’ needs. Moreover, as an intermediate to advanced level course, delegates will appreciate that the technical content of, for example, the forecasting sessions will be beyond the level of the work they have probably done before. Consequently, a mixture of developmental AND practical examples will be used here. It will be ideal of delegates are prepared to share they own forecasting needs/examples to assist with this part of the course. As with all other parts of this course, the materials for the forecasting sessions are fully developed and included here. By way of an innovative development, this course also includes sessions on the R Language for Statistical Computing and Graphics. R is a true programming language and in this course you will be given a variety of inputs to help you to identify how it can help you with both your visualization and statistical needs. Excel is fine as far as it goes but it cannot compete with more dedicated statistical and visualization software in the way that R does. The pre reading materials that you will be given prior to attending this course will include packages and examples that you can refer to before the course so that you will at least be familiar with some of the content in advance. Delegates will appreciate both the power and the simplicity of the R language in carrying out statistical analysis, creating often stunning visualizations and generating ready to read reports in Word, HTML and other formats. Often, one line of code is all that is required to create analyses and visualizations.

  • Benefits of Attending

    • Review and work on your own company’s objectives, sources of data for forecasting and budgeting
    • Analyze financial statements in depth
    • Create financial forecasts and their analysis using
    • Microsoft Excel
    • R Programming Language
    • Plan for management performance and link the analysis outcomes to evaluate operational results
    • Build budget templates and schedules
    • Augment existing budgeting capabilities by incorporating scenario analysis

  • Who Should Attend

    • Financial Directors and Managers
    • Financial Analysts
    • Financial controllers
    • Portfolio Managers
    • Chief Financial Officers
    • Corporate Finance Officers
    • Bank Landing/Loan Officers
    • Internal Auditor and Internal Controllers
    • Risk Managers/Analysts
    • Credit managers
    • Financial and Management accountants
    • Financial Project Administrators
    • Project finance professionals
    • Financial planners
    PLUS anyone who is responsible for / involved in Financial Forecasting, Budgeting, Financial Modeling or anticipates being involved in a Financial/Forecasting/Budgeting multi-disciplined approach using Microsoft Excel, Power BI and R for Statistical Computing and Graphics in the future.

  • Certification Body

    The GAFM was founded in 1996 by the original founders of the Graduate Leadership Society. The Founders of our Standards Board are CEOs, Executives, Professors, and industry experts from around the globe. We desire to raise education standards and ethics in the business and management industries. The Standards Policy Board awards specialized board certifications, designations, and charters in the fields of: finance, accounting, management, and consulting fields to qualified professionals who have completed internationally recognized or accredited exams & education, government recognized degrees and documented management credentials and experience. Since 1996, the Academy has been promoting accredited graduate standards for certification in business, management, law, and finance. Since the inception with the founding of the Graduate Institute of Leadership in 1996, the Academy has been focused on quality assurance with accredited education, exams, assessment, education, ethics, and continuing education. Further, applicants must also have the necessary experience in practice, research or publications in their respective areas of expertise.

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