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FI 106
27 - 31 Aug 2018
Tbilisi (Georgia)
US$ 5,500
30
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FI 106
12 - 16 Nov 2018
Washington DC
US$ 6,950
30
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INTRODUCTION

Budgeting lies at the heart of business management, yet businesses often encounter planning and financial difficulties as a result of either inadequate planning, lack of understanding of the business, or errors within the compilation of the budgets. Ineffective management reports heighten the challenge in collating inputs to the budget, and use of budgeted information.

This EuroMaTech training course takes a practical approach to budgeting, planning and management reporting for the organisation and considers the following:

  • The planning process and how to improve it
  • The compilation of budgets – who needs to be involved and why;
  • How to identify potential problems arising and suggests actions which can be taken
  • Ways of improving financial control using effective management reporting
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • Professionals responsible for budget preparation and management reporting
  • Process owners who require a more in-depth understanding of integrated planning and budgeting techniques, along with Financial planners and cost analysts
  • Anyone with direct planning and budgeting responsibility, as well as advisors, accountants and business consultants
PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES
  • Implement advanced planning and control techniques into your budgeting process
  • Integrate the budgeting process with the development of the company’s long-term strategic vision
  • Successfully build an integrated planning, budgeting and reporting process
  • Apply management tools to the budgeting process that contribute to strategic goals
  • Identify key performance indicators for effective and focused decision making
  • Increase profitability and performance through stream lined planning and reporting
TRAINING METHODOLOGY

The training methodology combines presentations, discussions, team exercises and case studies. Delegates will gain both a theoretical and a practical knowledge of all the topics covered. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result delegates will return to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned.

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

All delegates will receive a comprehensive manual of the Budgeting, Planning & Management Reporting EuroMaTech training course to take back to the company, which will serve as a useful source of reference in the future. In addition, all delegates will receive a CD containing a soft copy of additional material such as Excel models used during the programme.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
Day 1 - PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
  • What are planning strategies?
  • Strategy analysis, choice & implementation
  • The role of strategy maps in defining the business
  • Effective and less effective management reporting practice
  • The agency problem and corporate governance
  • Planning requirements and the importance of working capital
Day 2 - FORECASTING IN BUDGETING AND PLANNING

FORECASTING in budgeting and planning

  • Determine the purpose and objective of the forecast
  • Statistical analytical tools
  • Quantitative analysis and forecasting
  • Forecasting techniques
  • Agency problems in forecasting- solutions
  • Causal analysis models – regression analysis
  • Using Excel ® to analyse historical data
Day 3 - BUDGETS, COSTS AND BUDGETARY CONTROL
  • Why do we budget? – the purposes of budgeting
  • Planning and control
  • Putting the budget together
  • Cost behaviour and classification
  • Cost / volume /profit (CVP) and ‘what-if’ analysis
  • Standard costing
  • Flexed budgets
  • Variance analysis and the reasons for variances
Day 4 - ACTIVITY BASED COSTING (ABC) AND ACTIVITY BASED BUDGETING (ABB)
  • Activity based costing (ABC)
  • Refinement of the costing system
  • ABC and cost management
  • Design of ABC systems
  • The cost hierarchy and cost drivers
  • Advantages and disadvantages of ABC systems
  • From traditional budgeting to activity based budgeting (ABB)
  • The ABB process
  • Time-based ABC for services organisations
  • Motivation and the behavioural aspect of budgeting
Day 5 - MEASURING CORPORATE PERFORMANCE: REQUIREMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
  • Broadening performance measurement systems
  • The Drive toward Shareholder Value (EVA®)
  • Beyond budgeting: integrating financial and non-financial issues
  • Introducing the Balanced Scorecard and the key perspective
VAT Announcement:  The Government of UAE have introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services effective 01-January-2018. In compliance with the legislation issued by the UAE Government, we will be applying a 5% VAT on the fees for all our programs and services offered from January 2018 as applicable and stipulated in the FTA circulars.
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