Advanced Budgeting & Cost Management

The Complete Course on Budget - Estimating, Budgeting & Cost Control

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming

Duration:

5 Days

Introduction to the course

This KC ACADEMY Advanced Budgeting & Cost Management training course provides participants with key cost awareness and budgetary skills, which are essential for managing and controlling resources in times of increasing global competition where the budgets are inextricably linked with both the achievement of strategic objectives as well as with evaluation of future plans and initiatives.

Budgeting and cost analysis are crucial elements for the management of contemporary organizations. Nowadays, if companies want to stay competitive, they are urged to link their strategies with accurate systems of resource allocation and performance measurement. Along this line, budgeting, as well as tracking, controlling & reducing cost represent essential activities to be performed and monitored by organizations as they implement their key processes, activities and operations. In addressing these issues, this Finance and Budgeting training course is relevant for those professionals & analysts facing the difficult challenge of improving performance while reducing costs of those processes for which there are accountable.

In particular, this training course enables participants to:

  • Link budgeting and costing with strategy execution
  • Understand the critical factors which have an impact on business processes
  • Discuss about modern system of cost analysis for budgeting purposes
  • Master the budgeting and financial skills required for better decision-making
  • Identify sources of financial and operational data to support the budgeting process
  • Explore the best practices required to manage the multiple organizational performances

Course details

  • Refine costing and budgeting terminology used in business
  • Understand the importance of a well-defined costing and budgeting process
  • Determine full costs of outputs for the goods and services provided
  • Master traditional techniques and recent best practices on budgeting / cost management
  • Link finance and operation for budgeting purposes and strategy execution
  • Learn how to build a comprehensive performance measurement system

This Finance and Budgeting training course on Advanced Budgeting & Cost Management will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, case studies and interactive worked examples. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each tool in an operations environment. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises.

  • Cost and budgeting awareness will be enhanced
  • Higher chances to design or select a budgetary system that works
  • Broadened knowledge of performance management techniques
  • Better attitude to link cost and budgeting to strategy and performance measurement
  • Deeper understanding of cause and effect relationship for budgeting purposes
  • Better awareness of non-financial implications of budgeting and cost management

  • Delegates will understand the budgeting methods most useful to them
  • They will understand how to construct a relevant and efficient budget
  • They will learn to evaluate the usefulness of costing techniques in accurately calculating and ensuring profitability
  • They will reinforce and expand their knowledge by linking budgeting to strategy and performance measurement
  • They will broaden their understanding by linking financial and operational issues

This KC ACADEMY training programme is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • The staff person who will be responsible for entering data into the budget system or training others how to enter information
  • Those who want to gain control of the firm's financial standing and obtain a firm grasp on the numbers side of their job
  • Financial Professional, Professional R&D, Sales / Marketing Professional, General Accounting Professional, Business Unit Professional
  • Anyone who wants to refine and advance the budgeting and costing knowledge

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
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 2:
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 3:
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 4:
Case Study Day - 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 5:
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

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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Online streaming
20-24 Mar 2023
Fee: $3,950
Barcelona
29 May-02 Jun 2023
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London
17-21 Jul 2023
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Paris
21-25 Aug 2023
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Online streaming
16-20 Oct 2023
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Dubai
16-20 Oct 2023
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Paris
06-10 Nov 2023
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London
25-29 Dec 2023
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Course customization available

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