On-Demand Webinar

The Future of Financial Forecasting: Advanced analytical modeling

In an age of digital disruption, finance leaders are using a combination of technology and new ways of working to help drastically improve the accuracy of forecasts and reduce cycle times, leading to a more effective, more efficient, and less costly finance function. Deloitte sees even more change on the horizon and they developed a list of eight predictions about the future of finance in 2025.

Is your team set up for success?

FP&A subject matter specialist Eric Merrill, Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, sits down with Mike Crook, Director of Finance Analytics at Tableau, to discuss the evolution of advanced analytical modeling, data visualization, and other trends that affect approaches to forecasting and analysis. Watch this webinar and learn how to effectively:

  • leverage analytical modeling and algorithmic forecasting
  • mitigate common finance challenges around forecasting and reporting
  • embrace the next evolution of FP&A analytics
  • gain predictive insights and efficiency through Deloitte PrecisionView™ solution

As used here, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of Deloitte’s legal structure. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

About the speakers

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Eric Merrill

Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Specializing in meeting the needs of Chief Financial Officers, Eric advises clients on how to apply strategy and analytics to enable better business decision making company-wide. He focuses on helping finance organizations in the areas of forecasting, predictive analytics, and visualization, as well as enabling next-generation operating models and integrated business planning. Eric also leads the development of Deloitte’s PrecisionView™, a solution designed to shift Finance resources from data collection and reflection, to predictive insight and business partnering.

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Mike Crook

Director of Finance Data Office, Salesforce + Tableau

Mike spent four years as a software developer supporting financial & management systems before moving into a number of different IT management roles. In 2001, he moved into his first “data analytics” role and luckily discovered Tableau Desktop in 2007. This discovery changed his career. Mike joined Tableau as the first IT Finance Manager in late 2011 and in 2015, he took on a new role as the Senior Manager of Analytics to enable everyone at Tableau to use Tableau. In 2016, he moved back into Finance to lead Finance Analytics. Now he is the Director of the Finance Data Office at Salesforce driving Data Strategy, Governance and Analytics across the entire Finance organization (which includes Tableau). He’s excited to share how anyone, but specifically finance professionals, can use Tableau to see and understand their own data.

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