The ability to create and manage an accurate budget are crucial skills for any manager, yet rarely are managers given formal training on the tools and techniques to achieve this. This workshop-style course will cover the fundamentals of budgeting – from understanding how to build a budget from the ground up to creating a cash flow budget for control and business case appraisal.
We will examine the various techniques for building the budget – ensuring that the numbers are aligned with the operational activities required to deliver the overall business strategy. Once the budget has been created (both P&L as well as Capex), we will look at the various 'variance analysis' techniques – showing delegates how to 'read' the numbers, 'control' their business units and devise corrective action where appropriate.
We will also look at costs and revenues in detail, as well as techniques for building investment decision business cases. Finally, we will look at several forecasting techniques as well as examine the need for accurate forecasting. This will be a highly interactive workshop with a number of worked examples and case studies.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is aimed at anyone who has been managing budgets and wishes to take their knowledge and skills to the 'next level'.
Benefits of Attending
- Understand how a budget relates to key financial statements: balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
- Prepare a budget in line with an organisation's strategic plan
- Understand appropriate estimation techniques in the development of revenue and expense budgets
- Recognise all the relevant costs to be included in a capital expenditure proposal
- Analyse management cost reports and take corrective action
- Understand that the budgeting process always involves forecasting, as well as the levels and type of resources needed to complete a project
- Analyse the pre-estimating process and examine the estimation process
- Understand the need to eliminate systematic errors for making better estimates
Ted Wainman trained and qualified as an
Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with
Ernst & Young before joining J.P. Morgan
on the Investment Management side of the
business. Whilst at J.P. Morgan, he
undertook a company sponsored MBA in
the International Management of Financial
Services, from which he graduated at the
top of his class with merit.
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 444 7444
Fax: +971 4 444 7445
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, which will be charged where applicable