Online course
£140.00 + VAT


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Budgeting and Forecasting – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills

Learn all about budgeting and forecasting.  This course will help you understand how to go about preparing a budget including what information you’ll need to ask for before you start and how to review your numbers for reasonableness.  You’ll see how to use typical monthly reports and learn how to input to the forecasting process.


  • Learn to prepare and review a budget
  • Understand the role of forecasting
  • Be familiar with cost types and behaviours
  • Gain confidence using budgets including variance analysis and other month-end issues

What you will learn


Budgeting essentials

  • What is budgeting?
  • Top level inputs
  • Timing of revenues & costs

Preparing your operational budget

  • Where to start
  • How costs behave
  • Building a budget

Preparing for a budget review

  • Reviewing budgets
  • Final budget for Y2

Managing cash

  • Cash flow forecasting

Comparing actual results to budget

  • Understanding variances
  • Month end issues


  • Why forecast and re-forecast

Working with management reports

  • Actual vs budget and forecast
  • Working capital reports


How you will learn

Our online financial training courses are written and designed in-house to be practical, concise and engaging.  They are great as a stand-alone learning tool, as a pre-course requirement or to consolidate your previous learning.

  • We break down each course into bite-sized chunks so that you can do 5 or 10 minutes at a time on your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you like so long as you have an internet connection and headphones.
  • You will find plenty of visuals, audio and interactivity to keep you interested and alert. You can control the pace and can recap at any point.
  • Our personalised approach means that you can email or phone your tutor if you have questions.
  • We will monitor your progress &  send reminders when necessary.
  • You will have 4 months to complete your course (longer if required).