Financial Planning & Forecasting Seminar 2019


DCF successfully conducted its 3-day Financial Planning and Forecasting public seminar held on May 4, 11, & 18, 2019 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 Professor Al-Habbyel Yusoph on Day 2. He reviewed financial ratio analysis and then 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 throughout the day.


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.

“Nice to have someone from the industry.”

“I find the course really helpful. Overall, I found topics practical and insightful.”

“Very useful, good seminar.”

“Lecturer explains the topic well.”

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