Duration: 4-week online course | 2 hours per week
The ability to produce robust and reliable budgets at the start of the financial year is crucial to the financial success of any organisation. Indeed, the survival of most organisations depend on the ability to produce accurate budgets and then operate withing the parameters set.
This online programme will examine the need for a strong budgeting process and how everyone in the organisation can contribute to a timely and accurate budget. The programme will also cover the need for quality analysis of actual performance against the budget, including action-planning, and how the data can be used to generate accurate forecasts.
Who Should Attend
This programme is aimed at anyone involved in the budgeting and planning process; from senior managers, budget holders, operational executives and department heads to members of the finance team who want to improve the value of their organisation’s budgeting process. This programmes is also suitable for those from non-finance backgrounds who have responsibility for managing budgets and delivering against the forecasted figures.
Benefits of Attending
- Appreciate the need for building an accurate budget
- Learn how to create an interactive 3-statement budgeting model
- Examine the assumptions that drive the financials
- Assess how to report accurately against budget
- Understand the need for quality forecasting
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the independent CPD accreditation centre working across all sectors, disciplines and further learning applications and supports policies of institutional and professional organisations globally.
CPD is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities and keep skills and knowledge up to date. This course is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training which means it meets CPD standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.
Ted Wainman trained and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with Ernst & Young before joining JPMorgan on the Investment Management side of the business. Whilst at JPMorgan, 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.
Since 2003, Ted has been designing and delivering programmes for the private sector across a range of business needs. With a background in finance, Ted is able to explain complex financial concepts in plain English and help delegates learn the language of finance. Using practical examples gained in over 15 years of delivering financial workshops, Ted gives delegates the confidence to know what questions to ask regarding the financial drivers of their organisations.
Ted has worked with over 200 companies – primarily private or listed – from blue chips to financial services, including banks and insurance companies. He has worked in over 35 countries globally and is experienced in addressing the need of programmes across varying cultural backgrounds.
Ted is the author of “How to Talk Finance: getting to grips with the numbers in business” – published by Pearson (FT) in April 2015.
Upon completion of this training course, participants will earn a digital badge.
Earners of this certificate have demonstrated their ability to create an interactive 3-statement budgeting model and understand the assumptions that drive the financials. Earners are able to report accurately against budget and understand the need for quality forecasting.
Financial fluency, Numeracy skills, Accounting knowledge, Commercial awareness, Cash flow forecasting, Capex decision making, Action-planning
- Successful completion of all modules of the 4-week online course
- Pass all module online assessments with a score of at least 70%.
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