Today, the human mind is often absorbed in so much data, that it has difficulty processing the multitude of facts and relationships simultaneously and sometimes forgets important elements. Thus, as plans become more and more intricate, they should be documented in writing and include qualitative narratives of goals, objectives, and means of accomplishing the objectives.
This course will allow the participant to explore and share with other participants new thoughts in the planning, control, and budgeting cycle, resulting in a renewed energy in returning to the workplace and implementing a more focused budgeting process, which communicates useful and timely information to management.
The course will provide a framework for each topic covered, and then will make extensive use of exercises and case studies.
- Live group instruction
- Detailed practical examples
- Use of case studies and real world examples
- Interactive participation
All participants receive a comprehensive binder containing copies of the presentation slides, handouts and other course materials
- Introduction to planning and control
- Budgeting overview
- Behavioural aspects of budgeting
- Understanding cost behaviour
- Flexible budgets and standard cost systems
- Developing an annual/master budget
- Conceptual aspects of budgeting
- Resource allocation
- Activity-based management and activity-based costing
- Controlling Costs: Economy, Efficiency & Effectiveness
- Delivering operational excellence