An Intensive 3-Day Online Training Course

Budgeting, Cost & Decision Making

Date Venue Fees CPE Credits

15 - 17 May 2022

Live / Online

US $ 1,800


31 Jul - 02 Aug 2022

Live / Online

US $ 1,800



All business decision making involves analyzing situations and assessing alternatives, risks and benefits. This EuroMaTech Online training course offers an opportunity to acquire and then deploy new skills and ideas to achieve improved financial operations and strategies. The knowledge acquired will enhance the budget process and control processes through a variety of strategies and techniques that will provide new insights to how financial performance can be enhanced. 

In this online training course you will participate in many aspects of modern thinking:

  • Budgets and Models as a key element of management and financial strategy
  • The analysis of opportunities, risks and rewards in the context of Capital Projects
  • Controlling costs by analysis, modelling, KPI’s and review of the cost drivers
  • Develop a broader view in the context of the enterprise’s objectives and constraints

The Budgeting, Cost & Decision Making EuroMaTech online training course will enable participants to achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance of a well-defined budget process and create budgets relevant to your organization
  • Acquire costing and budgeting terminology and techniques
  • Master methods for risk, payback and cost-benefit analysis
  • Learn how to integrate profit, cash and balance sheet plans and budgets
  • Using ‘what-if’ and Stochastic Models to evaluate probable outcomes and ranges of variances and identify key drivers for corrective actions
  • Understand the use of Present Value, IRR and discounted cash flow (DCF) to support investment and financial decision making
  • Both financial and non-financial professionals at all levels
  • Delegates with a financial background will enjoy the opportunity to broaden their knowledge base in aspects of budgeting and cost control that may not be part of their current responsibilities or experience
  • By participation in this course, participants whose background is not in the financial sector will gain an understanding of both the strategic and the technical aspects of budgeting and cost control involving both the financial and the operational opportunities for performance improvement
  • At the conclusion of the course all delegates will gain a strong understanding of the practicalities; techniques and strategies of budgeting and cost control that will both enhance their effectiveness and contribution in their current role and their career opportunities based on the skills and insights acquired

Participants will learn by active participation during the online training course, by using following blended learning techniques for an engaging online delivery of this course:

  • Interactive course delivery through live virtual training room
  • Whiteboards & screen sharing
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Case Studies, exercises, problem solving
  • Infographics and videos

This online EuroMaTech training session is presented in a manner that will make budgeting, costing and decision-making techniques more easily understood by people from every discipline across the organization. Case studies and practical exercises are used to emphasize key issues and underpin learning by relating them to typical business scenarios.

Delegates will progress through the underlying accounting principles, the application of various techniques to evaluate capital projects and the use of analysis to both understand and manage costs. They will then engage in practical steps to building budgets and conclude by gaining experience in the various developments in organizational and strategic analysis that can enhance the fundamental operational and behavioral aspects of an effective organization.

Day 1 - Capital Budgeting and Investment Appraisal
  • Understanding accounting principles and methods
  • Management accounting versus financial accounting
  • The relationship between business management and financial management
  • How budgeting fits into the bigger picture
  • How cost management improves an organisation’s financial position
  • Key aspects of managing working capital
Day 3 - Cost Analysis and Decision Making
  • Understanding cost structure and behavior
  • Costs as a relationship to outputs – cost / volume / price relationship
  • The concept of contribution margin
  • Break-even analysis for planning and control
  • Comparing full and marginal costing
  • Direct and indirect costs in budgeting for decision making
  • Role of costs in pricing strategies
  • Activity Based Costing (ABC)
Day 3 - Budget Construction and Control
  • Nature and purpose of budgets for planning and control
  • Types of budgets and budgeting
  • Creating Key Performance Indicators for financial and non-financial performance
  • Building a budget
  • Budgetary control and variance analysis
  • Budgeting for non-financial measures -introducing the Balanced Scorecard

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