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Best Practices in Budgeting and Planning in 2012
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2009 through 2011 were years of almost unmatched volatility and unpredictability. 2012 may make or break your company. But how are you going to forecast it? What will your budget numbers be? How many versions will you have this year, and with who contributing? Tops-down or bottom-up? These decisions can make or break you and your group's performance, and leadership's assessment of your performance. We're here to help you nail it - quickly and succinctly.

In this session, we will illustrate best practices on how to improve your company's budgeting and planning capabilities with practical insights born of real-world experience of leading companies that spend a lot of time thinking about the best ways to plan and budget. Just in time for the 2012 planning cycle.

What you'll learn:

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124278
Recording Fee: FREE (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Best Practices in Budgeting and Planning in 2012 LIVE Webcast :

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Keri Brooke, VP Marketing,
Host Analytics, Inc.

  • 1) Anticipate or react to change quickly, and weather adverse market conditions by modeling and planning for them
  • 2) Corporate Performance Management enables enterprises to be agile by changing the way they approach and manage planning into a continuous process
  • 3) By leading the charge toward agility and improving decision making throughout the organization, Finance can move from reporting finance results to driving business outcomes

Paul E. Becht, CPA, Audit Partner,
Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP

  • 1) Why is planning and budgeting as important now as ever?
  • 2) What are some of the key considerations to keep in mind in budgeting?
  • 3) How do you get everyone in an organization on board with developing and keeping to the budget?
  • 4) What are some of the lessons we can learn from lack of planning and poor budgeting?

Host Analytics, Inc.
Keri Brooke
VP Marketing
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Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP
Paul E. Becht, CPA
Audit Partner
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Who Should Attend?

- Financial Managers
- Director of Budget & Management Operations
- Director of Financial Operations
- Executive Directors
- Attorneys
- Finance Related
- Other Related Professionals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for individuals interested in learning the best practices in budgeting and planning and their significant impact on your cases.

- New guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Enroll in this course today by clicking the “Register” button below. Discounts apply to those who register in advance!

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.

















Best Practices in Budgeting and Planning in 2012
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Event Sponsors:

The Host Analytics Decision Platform™ reveals the full implications of decisions - both risk and reward. As the only complete corporate performance management suite built for Finance in the cloud, Host Analytics improves budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidations, dashboarding, scorecarding, reporting and analysis to drive fact-based decisions for all executives. Host Analytics serves midsize to large customer organizations including AT&T, National Public Radio, Schumacher Group, Otis Spunkmeyer, and Red Roof Inn. Founded in 2000, Host Analytics was named among JMP Securities' Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies, the AlwaysOn OnDemand 100, and named a 2011 Red Herring North America top 100 winner.

Speaker Firms:

Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP, with offices in New York City and on Long Island, is one of the largest regional accounting firms and a leader in the community. It provides a wide variety of accounting, tax and business advisory services to clients throughout the New York metropolitan area.

The firm continues to prove that superior thinking and unmatched integrity are a formula for success, for growth, and most importantly, for client satisfaction. This formula continues to secure Holtz Rubenstein Reminick a place among the "Top 100 Accounting Firms in America," and has resulted in several national "Best Workplace" awards.

Our diverse range of services and specialties match the firm's accolades. If you are a publicly-traded or privately-held company, a not-for-profit organization, or an individual or family of high-net-worth, you can count on Holtz Rubenstein Reminick to help you grow and succeed.


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