Effective Budgeting, Planning & Control

An Intensive 10-day Training Course

Effective Budgeting, Planning & Control

Effective Budgeting, Planning & Control

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14 - 25 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $11,900 RESERVE A SEAT

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Daily Agenda

Module 1: Advanced Budgeting & Cost Management
Day One: Introduction: The Relevance of Budgeting and Cost Management within Strategy Execution  
  • The Link between Strategy, Planning, Budgeting and Cost Management
  • Why Budgeting and Costing are so important to manage your company?
  • Towards a Cross-functional Process-view of the Organization
  • Financial vs. Managerial Accounting (Where you get information for decision-making)
  • Understand your Processes: Integrating Financial and Non-financial Aspects
  • Identify and Discuss the Key issues in terms of Budget / Costing for your own Organization
Day Two: The Budgeting Framework and its Role within the Management Process  
  • The Role of Budgeting within Management Accounting
  • The Value of Budgeting in your Company
  • Behavioral Implications of Budgeting
  • Key Concepts and Terminology
  • Advantages and Disadvantages: Critical issues to be Discussed
  • Overview on the Financial Statements - Balance sheet, Income statement and Cash-Flow
Day Three: Cost Management for Budgeting Purposes  
  • Cost Concepts and Terminology
  • Different Costs for Different Purposes
  • Fixed vs. Variable Costs: The Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Model
  • Contribution Margin Analysis
  • Manufacturing vs. Non-manufacturing Costs
  • Period vs. Product Costs: Inventory Evaluation and Control
Day Four: Traditional vs. Advanced Techniques in Cost-control  
  • Under-costing and Over-costing: The Consequences for Profitability
  • How to refine a Costing System?
  • Indirect vs. Direct costs: Traditional Cost Allocations Systems vs. Activity-Based Costing
  • Cost Drivers: Linking Resources, Activities and Management
  • Introducing Activity-Based Budgeting (ABB) and Management (ABM)
Day Five: Broadening the Performance Measurement Systems  
  • Shortcomings of Traditional Approaches to Budgeting and Performance Measurement
  • Need to Linking Financial to Operational Issues
  • Recent Best Practices: the Balanced Scorecard and Six-sigma
  • Financial Perspective and Customer Perspective
  • Internal Business Process Perspective and Learning & Growth Perspective
  • Developing and Adapting the Scorecard
Module 2: Corporate Financial Planning, Budgeting & Control
Day Six: Corporate Financial Planning              
  • Strategic Planning
  • The Objective of the Firm – Meeting Shareholder & Stakeholder Objectives
  • Agency Theory – The Relationship between Shareholders & Management
  • Creative Accounting and the Case of Enron
  • Financial Management & Financial Planning – The Scope, Role & Responsibilities of Financial Management
  • Preparing a Financial Plan – The Master Budget
  • Forecasting Future Cash-flows and Financial Modelling
  • Time Series Analysis, Correlation & Regression
Day Seven: Financing the Plan                                          
  • Sources of Finance – Long Term & Short Term
  • Evaluation of the Types of Finance - Equity vs. Debt Finance
  • Hybrid Finance & Financial Engineering
  • The Dividend Decision
  • The Cost of Capital and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)
  • Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) Capital Rationing & Payback
Day Eight: Preparing & Managing Budgets to Support the Financial Plans
  • Definition of Budgets, the Budgetary Process and Budgetary Control
  • Types of Budgets-Fixed, Flexible, Incremental and Zero Based
  • The Purpose / Benefits & Problems / Limitations of Budgets
  • Setting / Implementing Effective Budgets - Eliminating the Problems
  • Responsibility Accounting and Absorption Costing
  • Activity-Based Budgeting / Costing (ABB, ABC)
  • Variance Analysis, Cost Behaviour, Break Even Analysis & Sensitivity / What If Analysis
  • What-If Analysis combined with Du-Pont Analysis
Day Nine: Managing and Controlling Cash Flow to Support the Financial Plan
  • Cash vs. Profit & The Cash Conversion Cycle
  • Calculating and Managing the Cash flow Cycle
  • Cash Flow Ratios
  • Working Capital
  • The Cost of Maintaining Working Capital
  • Maintaining the Optimum Level of Working Capital
  • Working Investment Ratios
  • Preparing a Monthly Cash Flow Forecast
Day Ten: Managing Financial Risk        
  • Risk Management & Types of Risk
  • Identifying Risk – SWOT Analysis
  • The Major Quantitative & Qualitative Risks Facing Companies
  • Establishing a Risk Management Strategy
  • Financial Risk Management & Hedging Techniques
  • Managing Exchange Rate & Interest Rate Risk
  • Derivatives-Forwards, Futures, Options & Swaps
  • Risk Management Glossary of Terms

Certificate

  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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