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Making Corporate Financial Planning Fit for Pandemic Times

Online Event

12 August, 2021

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm UTC

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm UTC

Making Corporate Financial Planning Fit for Pandemic Times

Speaker: Steve Player

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Learn practical skills on how to approach corporate financial planning and budgeting with agile planning functions relevant to the uncertainty of the pandemic.
This is a 2020 AICPA & CIMA CFO Conference session rebroadcast.

Learning outcomes

  • Analyze the purposes of budgeting and how to streamline the planning using “separate and improve"
  • Identify more effective target setting to eliminate gaming and sandbagging
  • Use driver-based rolling forecasts to maintain visibility
  • Determine how to shift the focus to identifying and closing gaps
  • Apply scenario planning to become more agile

£59.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


A comprehensive approach to financial planning

The COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted why traditional budgeting practices often fail in fast-changing environments. Many firms are creating agile planning functions that are better equipped to handle the pace of today's world.

In this webcast, we'll discuss why budgeting, as a process, often impedes progress, and you'll learn about agile alternatives to achieving management's objectives, including:

  • Rolling forecasts
  • Target setting and detailed planning based on "separate and improve"
  • Scenario planning to effectively mitigate risks
  • Effective financial planning and analysis techniques

Key Topics

  • What is the budgeting process?
  • Issues with traditional budgeting
  • Target setting and using rolling forecasts
  • Enabling dynamic action planning
  • Building a more effective planning process

Who should take this course?

  • CGMAs
  • Accountants and finance professionals
  • CFOs and business managers
  • Controllers

Professional development

This Webcast offers 1 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Management Services
Prerequisites:3-5 years in the profession
Programme level:Intermediate
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.

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£59.00 (CIMA members only)


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  • Steve Player

    Steve Player serves as the Managing Director of Future Ready Finance and the Beyond Budgeting Round Table North America (BBRTNA) helping organizations improve their planning and control processes. Steve co-authored seven books including Beyond Performance Management and Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting (just named one of the 25 best forecasting books of all time.) Steve also interviews CFOs for the website and contributes to the annual CFO Yearbook.