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Making Predictions: Plan for the Future

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Accounting - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing |  Industry
John Levy
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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We all make predictions in our personal and professional lives.  We base our decisions to marry, buy a house, launch a new product or hire staff on expectations about the future.  In the past few years, research into improving predictions has advanced. We will look at this research and current best practices in forecasting to help us prepare better budgets and projections. 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives *Better understand factors which can cause predictions to be wrong
Major Subjects

*Why great predictions are not intuitive but the result of critical thinking, gathering information and updating predictions when needed

*How to separate correlation from causation

*How to recognize and overcome bias

*Who is Thomas Bayes and why he matters

Course Materials


John Levy's Profile

John Levy Related seminars and products: 21


John F. Levy, MBA, CPA, is the CEO of Board Advisory Services, a consulting firm that assists public companies, or companies aspiring to be public, with corporate governance, compliance, financial reporting and financial strategies. He has nine years of experience with three large, national accounting firms and has served  as CFO of both public and private companies. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of three public companies, including as vice-chairman of one company and audit committee chair of another. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.


Fri, Oct 18, 2019 - 09:00a to 11:00a CDT
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 - 09:00a to 11:00a CDT
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 - 09:00a to 11:00a CDT
Thu, Nov 07, 2019 - 09:00a to 11:00a CST
Fri, Nov 08, 2019 - 09:00a to 11:00a CST
Wed, Nov 20, 2019 - 08:00a to 10:00a CST
Fri, Dec 06, 2019 - 10:00a to 12:00p CST
Fri, Dec 20, 2019 - 11:00a to 01:00p CST
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 - 09:00a to 11:00a CDT
Fri, May 08, 2020 - 09:00a to 11:00a CDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Some budgeting and forecasting experience
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CFOs, Controllers, Budget Managers and other professionals who work on budgets and forecasts
Original Recording Date 11/06/2017
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.
Date Added to Catalog 10/04/2017

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.2

Total Reviews: 68


Maureen N

"Interesting course. "

jeffrey h

"Very much liked the approach in considering all the aspects that can impact forecasting that one may not generally factor in. "

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