DCF successfully conducted its 3-day Financial Planning and Forecasting public seminar held on June 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Dr. Arthur Cayanan handled Day 1. He discussed the important building blocks needed for Financial Planning and Forecasting – Macroeconomics with actual Philippine historical data, Industry Analysis including some of the common tools used and Strategic Planning.
Financial statement analysis, another building block, was discussed by both Dr. Cayanan and Professor Raniel Pamatmat on Day 2. They explained the process of financial forecasting using the financial statement method as well as the steps to prepare a cash budget. Topics were reinforced with several exercises.
Day 3 was held at the computer laboratory where Professor Diogenes Dy gave participants hands-on experience in Financial Modeling using MS Excel. They did forecasting of income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements, as well as discounted cash flow valuation.
There were 47 participants and some of the feedback were as follows:
“The speaker was able to ‘laymanize’ things which helped us understand the topics better.”
“The discussion was very effective since Dr. Art gave examples/situations about the topics which helped the audience understand more and relate it to what’s really happening in an organization.”
“Lecturer gave a lot of examples based on real-life situations/events which made the topics more relatable and understandable.”
“Lecturers were clear in communicating the message. Well-prepared. Approachable for questions.”
“Outstanding! Very clear discussion & explanation of the computations. Computations were quite overwhelming but the lecturer was very patient and approachable for clarification.”