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The current technology-driven turbulent business environment presents many challenges to business professionals. One primary challenge is the ability to predict and plan for the future which is unexpectedly unpredictable. Changes are constant. Companies struggle constantly to find ways to manage resources and find ways to thrive and survive in this turbulent business environment. Traditional budgeting has been overtaken by these constantly changing events and is currently outdated and irrelevant for the following reasons:

  • Too time-consuming
  • Based on invalid assumptions
  • Focuses on past events not future possibilities
  • Creates a "use it or lose it" mentality
  • Restricts creative thinking in resource management

Rolling forecasts are the wave of the future. They are rapidly replacing traditional budgeting. This webinar outlines the critical differences and advantages of Rolling Forecasts over traditional budgeting. It challenges personnel responsible for managing resources to think outside the box and embrace the advantages of Rolling Forecasts.

  • Using Key Business Drivers & Cash to influence & impact the future
  • Why Rolling Forecasts are critical in today’s turbulent environment
  • Definition of Key Business Drivers as the basis for rolling forecasts
  • The relevance of cash as a Key Business Driver
  • The Five Core Components of Rolling Forecasts
  • The use of technology in developing & implementing Rolling Forecasts
  • Simple Techniques to make it happen
  • Simple samples and exercises to reinforce teaching points
  • Using “What if” analogies to validate forecasts
  • Benefits of Rolling Forecasts
  • Pitfalls to prevent
  • Selling the culture changes to make rolling forecasts acceptable

  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Cost Center Managers and any position responsible for the management of resources
  • Accounting Managers
  • Chief Accountants
  • Finance & Budget Managers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • VP Finance
  • Operation and Production Managers

Carl Young is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant & coach. He holds an MBA and completed graduate studies in Accounting and Taxations. He is a former CFO of a 275M High growth technology-based company. He has over 25 years of senior-level business management experience. He has over 25 years of training experience in finance, accounting, and business management.

Carl is also the former CEO of his own small parts manufacturing company and has worked as a former Senior Financial Associate with a major consulting firm. He is a member of the American Society of Corporate Controllers, members of the Council of Experts of the investment firm Gerson & Lehrman, member of the Society of Industry Leaders sponsored by Standard & Poors, and member of the National Association of Accountants.

Carl is an engaging & entertaining speaker and trainer, who make relevant teaching points from his experiences as a former CFO. Sessions are rich in content, lively, full of energy and include lots of audience interaction. He has branded himself Mr. Simplicity with a goal is to make finance & accounting relevant to non-financial professionals with tools & techniques that are simple to understand and apply.

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