Many organizations spend huge amounts of money and effort at planning, forecasting, and budgeting and all too often the three disciplines are separated and not connected throughout the company. It appears that people who are doing the strategic planning aren’t talking with the people who are doing the budgeting or forecasting. Also, there is a lack of uniform accountability throughout the organization. This course is designed to completely integrate the planning process and show how it can move from long-range thinking, through medium-term planning, through the annual budget, and to the monthly cash-flow forecast. This course will teach the participant how to avoid many political pitfalls that end up causing a lack of accountability and often cause the planning process to be demotivating to the staff. This isn't just a strategic planning course or a budgeting course. It is a course that looks at the entire planning process from beginning to end and shows how much smoother it can be when it is an integrated process. While it is a technical course discussing many of the technical tricks and tips for producing a good plan, it is also a management course in that it will discuss the political aspects of planning.
CFOs, controllers, and finance professionals.
- Implement an integrated approach to planning, budgeting and forecasting for a more uniform process throughout the organization
- Avoid the political pitfalls that often come with the planning process
- Maximize the usefulness of the different plans developed for the organization
- Identify the differences between strategic and incremental planning
- Perform a financial risk analysis
- Perform an EVA analysis (PV, ROI and Modified ROI)
- Differences between planning and budgeting
- The business model
- Strategic plan, marketing plan, and technology plan
- Financial forecasting and financial risk analysis
- Five-year operating plan and the sales/income plan
- Intermediate planning and capital equipment planning
- One-year operating plan and monthly planning
- Cash plan and risk plan
Experience in financial management of a small or midsize company.
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Carl F. Shultz, CPA, M.B.A., CGMA
Surgent Professional Education
Carl Shultz is an MBA, CPA, and CGMA. He has extensive experience serving as a financial executive with Fortune 500 companies and “Big Four” public accounting firms; consulting for small-to-large companies and individuals; and leading a range of accounting and financial functions. Carl has played a key role in building new companies and key financial functions to improve net income, install controls, audit functions, and manage large complex projects to successful, timely completion on or under budget. Currently, Carl provides financial and tax preparation and planning to individuals and small businesses. He is also Managing Director of CFS Consulting, LTD, which provides financial, internal control, and administrative consulting services. He is an adjunct professor of accounting at Rider University and Philadelphia University. Carl has also lectured at professional seminars and to groups on financial accounting and tax matters. He has published in such professional journals as Taxation for Accountants, Taxation for Lawyers, and Controller’s Quarterly. Carl is a graduate of La Salle University with a degree in Accounting, and has also earned an MBA degree from Drexel University in Finance and Accounting. Carl is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as an officer in the U.S. Army.