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Budgeting & Forecasting: Strategic Year-End Financial Decision-Making

The tasks of financial management, budgeting, and forecasting are crucial to any spirits organization, and this course is for those handling these critical responsibilities. It examines the importance of budgeting within a strategic framework to better forecast future performance by analyzing revenue and cost drivers.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Forecast operational results and make proposed year-end decisions using quantitative and qualitative methods
2. Apply various standard budgeting tools and techniques, including Excel, solver, and pivot tables, to build a robust budgeting process
3. Understand and explain how various strategic, operating, and financing decisions and activities affect organizational value and performance

Maria Pearman
Perkins Accounting