Resources for existing and aspiring energy retailers: Financial Model

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Compliance Quarter is excited to announce the first of several new resources available for existing and aspiring energy retailers, including those looking to obtain an energy retailer authorisation. These resources include tools that will help you become compliant and plan for the future. The first such tool we are making available is a financial model.

Financial Model for Energy Retailers

The financial model is an excel model that includes sensitivity analysis as required by the AER and ESC. Provision is made for fixed costs, taxes, and AEMO prudentials. Assumptions are explained in the model and users can run scenarios based on different input costs.

The tool is only available for existing or proposed energy retailers, and is not available for consultants or firms.

For a limited time, you can purchase the model via a single payment of $3,450 (inc GST). Purchase the model now via the secure payment gateway, Stripe:

What is the importance of a financial forecast?

Financial forecasting is an essential part of business planning that can help companies set achievable goals and make informed decisions. It involves analyzing current market trends and using quantitative insight to predict the future financial performance of the business.

Financial forecasting has several benefits for businesses, such as providing a roadmap for their financial future and helping them allocate resources more effectively. It also allows them to assess the success of their efforts and develop benchmarks to use in future forecasts, as well as to perform contingency planning during challenging financial times.

The four main components of financial forecasting are projected income statement, cash flow, balance sheet, and funding sources. To accurately forecast financial performance, businesses must gather all relevant historical data and records, such as revenue, losses, liabilities, investments, equity, expenditures, comprehensive income, earnings per share, and fixed costs. They should also document and monitor their forecast’s results over time, especially after major internal and external developments, and update their forecasts to reflect the latest changes.

Financial forecasting can also be beneficial for acquiring funds or loans, as vendors and lenders use information based on financial forecasting to understand the financial health of businesses before extending credit or approving loans. Businesses should take into account the specific time frame when creating the forecast, which is usually one fiscal year, though many companies do forecasts for several weeks or years.

Citations :

  1. https://www.educba.com/financial-forecasting/
  2. https://www.greatgame.com/blog/the-great-game-of-business/6-key-components-of-financial-forecasting
  3. https://lonelyentrepreneur.com/how-to-forecast-expenses/
  4. https://www.agileeplatform.com/blog/benefits-of-financial-forecasting/
  5. https://preferredcfo.com/elements-of-financial-forecasting/#:~:text=A%20complete%20financial%20forecast%20includes,based%20on%20projections%20or%20presumptions.
  6. https://llbcpa.com/benefits-of-financial-forecasting-for-business/
  7. https://www.paddle.com/resources/financial-forecasting
  8. https://planful.com/financial-forecasting/
  9. https://www.greatgame.com/the-fundamentals/financial-forecasting#:~:text=Benefits%20of%20Financial%20Forecasting,-Some%20of%20the&text=Assess%20the%20success%20of%20your,planning%20during%20challenging%20financial%20times
  10. https://www.order.co/blog/finance/financial-forecasting/
  11. https://online.hbs.edu/blog/post/financial-forecasting-methods#:~:text=This%20involves%20guesswork%20and%20assumptions,predicting%20revenue%2C%20and%20strategic%20planning.
  12. https://www.greatgame.com/the-fundamentals/financial-forecasting

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