Financial Forecasting and Decision Making (FFMD16)
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When: 9/21/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: LCPA - Training Facility
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite 500
Kenner, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Anthony LaRusso

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Acronym FFMD
CPE 8 hours
Vendor AICPA
Level Basic
Prerequisite None
Adv Prep None
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Who should attend

Financial professionals responsible for preparing forecasts

Registration Early Bird
(through 9/6)
(after 9/6)
Member $289 $339
CPA Non-Member $389 $439

The Member rate applies to LCPA members, reciprocal state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

AICPA members receive an additional $30 off the registration fee for this course.

Discount made at the time of checkout. Qualifying members should have received a promo code via email – if you are unsure whether you qualify, or you lost/never received your code, please call the LCPA Member Service Center at 504.464.1040 or 800.288.5272.

Proper planning is key to any company’s success. With CPAs constantly being asked to plan a company’s future, forecasting is one area to demonstrate your unique value. This course provides the basic tools necessary to project the balance sheet and statements of income and cash flow. Determine the company’s maximum sustainable growth and predict its external fund requirements.


  • Recall the basics of planning and forecasting financial statements.
  • Recall considerations related to a basic forecasting model.
  • Identify the evidence of growth mismanagement and develop the skills to determine maximum sustainable growth.
  • Apply statistical procedures to forecasting.
  • Analyze projected or forecasted financial statements.


  • Overview of the forecasting process
  • The basic forecasting model
  • Techniques used to forecast sales
  • A case analysis on working capital planning
  • Forecasting the company’s capital structure
  • Projecting the income statement and balance sheet
  • Determining maximum sustainable growth
  • Using forecasting to aid growth planning
  • Forecasting short-term cash requirements