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Webcast Summary

No matter when your fiscal year concludes, chances are that one of your top priorities is finding ways to put together budgets more efficiently and accurately.

During this Webcast, we will discuss key considerations finance leaders ought to keep in mind as they evaluate nontraditional approaches to preparing budgets, including:

  • Which techniques, such as rolling forecasts, zero-based budgeting, and driver-based budgeting, are emerging as viable alternatives to traditional budgeting,
  • How to choose a method of budgeting that is the best fit for your organization, and
  • How to determine whether a particular method, as well as your finance team's ability to implement it, improves the accuracy and efficiency with which your organization produces budgets.

About the Panelists

Steve PlayerSteve Player, Senior Research Fellow, Financial Management, APQC, and Program Director, Beyond Budgeting Round Table, North America

As a financial management senior research fellow, Steve provides insights and thought leadership for APQC's research and projects. Additionally, Steve serves as the North America program director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT). In this role, Steve works with BBRT member companies to implement continuous planning processes.

Steve has more than 30 years of experience with improving performance management and implementing strategic planning processes. He is also the managing director of Beyond EPS Advisors, a business consulting firm, and founder of ABM SMART. He has co-authored seven books, including Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting and Beyond Performance Management.

Miles Buntin

Miles Buntin, Director, EPM Transformation, The Hackett Group

Mr. Buntin is a Director with The Hackett Group's Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Transformation Practice. Throughout his more than 20 years of progressive experience in industry and consulting he has successfully led numerous finance process assessments and EPM technology implementations.

About the Moderator

Joe FleischerJoe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum

In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.

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Fields of Study: Finance
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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