Financial Forecasting

Forecasting is a delicate balance of extrapolating from the past and predicting the future. For businesses the ability to build financial forecasts is key to business planning. Participants will learn when a forecast is the tool to use and how to prepare the financial portion of a business case.

Financial Forecasting is a required seminar for the Series for Excellence in Financial Management.


(Online: partial days, 9 am - 1 pm, Atlantic Time)

  • January 16 - 17, 2025 (Online)


Fee: $420 + HST
Facilitator: Debi Peverill, BComm, CPA, CA 
Location: Online 

Program Content

Learn to run the numbers

  • Understanding how the balance sheet and income statement inter relate so you can prepare complete forecasts
  • Learn how to make and defend financial assumptions
  • Build a model to test assumptions


  • Learn how financing decisions affect profitability
  • Appropriate use of debt
  • Sensitivity analysis

Cash Flow

  • Understand the difference between cash flow and profits
  • Learn how depreciation impacts business forecasting
  • See how credit policies impact cash flow

What You Will Learn

  • How to prepare a financial forecast which can be used to build the financial part of a business case
  • A better understanding of how assets and expenses differ
  • How to test assumptions

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

  • are responsible for preparing or reviewing financial forecasts
  • are in management