Spreadsheet Skills for Planning, Forecasting & Budgeting

Course Info

Length: 1 Week

City: Kuala Lumpur

Type: In Classroom

Available Dates

  • Mar-04-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Apr-01-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Apr-29-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • May-06-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • June-03-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • July-01-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • July-29-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Aug-05-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Sep-02-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Sep-30-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Oct-07-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Nov-04-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Dec-02-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Dec-30-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

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  • Mar-11-2024

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  • Mar-11-2024

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  • Mar-18-2024

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  • July-01-2024

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  • July-15-2024

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  • July-22-2024

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  • Aug-05-2024

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  • Aug-19-2024

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  • Sep-02-2024

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  • Sep-09-2024

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  • Sep-09-2024

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  • Sep-16-2024

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  • Sep-16-2024

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  • Sep-23-2024

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  • Oct-07-2024

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  • Oct-14-2024

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  • Oct-14-2024

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  • Oct-21-2024

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  • Oct-21-2024

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  • Nov-04-2024

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  • Nov-11-2024

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  • Nov-11-2024

    Paris

  • Nov-18-2024

    Dubai

  • Nov-18-2024

    Barcelona

  • Dec-02-2024

    Istanbul

  • Dec-09-2024

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  • Dec-09-2024

    Singapore

  • Dec-16-2024

    Dubai

  • Dec-16-2024

    Barcelona

  • Dec-23-2024

    Istanbul

Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course

Introduction to Spreadsheets using Excel
 
  • The power of Excel for building financial models
  • The Ribbons of Excel with their commands and functions
  • Using formulae: Copying, anchoring, and special pasting
  • Using functions: financial, statistical, and mathematical
  • Review of the financial objectives of business: ROI, ROA, ROE
  • Overview of Financial Statements

 

Proper Planning:
 
  • Introduction to planning
  • What-if analysis:
    • Scenario analysis techniques
    • Sensitivity analysis using spinners & scroll bars
  • Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
  • Build out Data tables to see an entire range of options
  • 1-way Data tables
  • 2-way Data tables
  • Maximizing vs. optimizing techniques
  • Utilizing The Goal Seek command to calculate a reverse equation
  • Using Solver to calculate optimal product mix, distribution problems & capital budgeting

 

Fantastic Forecasting
 
  • Forecasting in perspective - the Past vs. the Future
  • The necessity to apply a range of different forecasting methods:
    • Qualitative Models used in forecasting
    • Quantitative Models focussing on time series and regressions methodology
  • Forecasting growth rates
  • Recording, applying, and modifying forecast assumptions

 

Beyond Budgeting:
 
  • What is a budget?
  • How to build a simple budget
  • Build a Flexible Budget Model
  • Build out a complete budget
  • Operating budget elements
  • Financial budget elements
  • Linking them
  • What is the Variance Analysis report & why is it important to improve your budget
  • Calculating variance analysis to see what must be changed

 

Putting it together – building the comprehensive model
 
  • Considering the financing mix in strategy
  • Considering the Return to Shareholder as the primary indicator
  • Build your planning model
  • Build your forecasting model
  • Build your budgeting model
  • Link these together in a review

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