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Forecasting the Realistic Budget (FM)

Content Partner:  Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
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Description: Budgeting can be a challenge in good times, let alone when economic times create new obstacles. But imagine how a well thought-out process and a well-constructed budget can help set the tone for a roadmap to the future. Learn methods to achieve a balanced approach to revenue assessment, expense management, cash flow and modeling budget assumptions. An Excel® template will be used to show how modeling different "what if" scenarios can help create a workable and realistic budget.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the budget planning cycle and methods to incorporate firm or departmental objectives into the budget
  • Define types of budgets and uses for each
  • Identify methods to develop the revenue and expense components of a budget
  • Demonstrate the value "what if" scenarios play in the development and analysis of the budget  
Richard J. Nigon, CLM, is the CFO of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. in Minneapolis. He has more than 25 years of law firm finance experience and is a frequent presenter at ALA conferences and chapter meetings. A former ALA President, Nigon is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious “The Spirit of ALA” award. Nigon was admitted in 2012 as a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management.

**This program is not available for CLE credit.**

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Practice Areas: Accounting & Business of Law, Business, Finance, and Accounting, Law Practice Management
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 09/18/2013
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 1 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Richard J. Nigon, CLM - CFO, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP; Minneapolis, MN
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