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I am looking for a headcount forecast by month template

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Keith Perry
Title: Consulting CFO and Business Operations A..
Company: Growth Accelerator
(Consulting CFO and Business Operations Advisor, Growth Accelerator) |

Anon,

Without much detail in the question, I do this two ways.
1) I use metrics, for example if I plan on having a sales rep drive $1M in revenue, with some ramp, I create a formula against the Sales forecast that shows when that person needs to be hired in order to hit that sales goal.
2) I use the actual Plan of Record, based on Managers' permission to hire, judged down by my experience on how fast they can effectively hire.

I usually use both in any forecast. The former acts as a mini-P&L for the VP of Sales so that they can work interactively with me to plan for hiring based on their own commitment to the ramp.

Cheers,

KP

Ben Murray
Title: Vice President and CFO
Company: Cartegraph
(Vice President and CFO, Cartegraph) |

Here you go. I just created this and you can download for free. Let me know your thoughts. Forecast by position by month with benefits.

http://www.thesaascfo.com/how-to-create-headcount-forecasts/

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