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Financial modelling and forecasting

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in financial modelling and forecasting.

Number crunching

The very power of statistics has led some to dismiss them as dammed lies. Robert Russell talks to Dr Ioannis Kyriakou about how to use them to analyse business performance.

Visualise this

How do you display profit and loss results so they can be quickly interpreted? Mike Younger, FD of Ian Macleod Distillers, explains the methods he uses to show company comparative trading performances.

Good government needs a balance sheet

Imagine managing your business without a balance sheet. How would you do it? More importantly, would it be a good idea? Martin Wheatcroft looks at one organisation that does...

Forecasting the future

In light of the general election result, the issue of accurate forecasting is a hot topic. But how can companies improve their performance in this key area of business?

Out with the old, in with the new

Has traditional accounting failed in its mission? David Hatherly summarises his theory that the old economy is dead, and what the future looks like.

Visualise this

Presenting data clearly and concisely is an essential part of visual communication. Matthew Chang and Elaine Chung explain how to make data more understandable

Forecasting in uncertain times

Simple techniques to improve the accuracy of your forecasts. This Finance and Management Faculty event took place on 19 November 2012

Tales of the expected

Business performance measurement sounds simple. But for it to have an impact there must be an underlying story of where the organisation is going – a tale understood and endorsed by everyone involved. David Baines explains finance’s crucial role in writing that story – and choosing the measures that underpin it

Better forecasting power

Uncertainty in economic markets and the effects on world trade make it even more difficult for finance to deliver reliable forecasts. David Baines explains some techniques to improve forecasts during times of volatility – and to help you achieve them.

A single European tax market for business

There are plans to make all European Union members' companies calculate the amount on which they pay tax in the same way. The UK is against this but, as Ina Young explains, that could be a mistake.

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