Effective Budgeting and Cost Control Training Courses - Dubai | Meirc
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Effective Budgeting and Cost Control

Why Attend

Planning and budgeting are must-have skills for all professionals regardless of their function or managerial level. This course covers the concept of budgeting as a planning tool, a financial device and a control mechanism. In addition, it provides the necessary application tools required to making long-term and short-term planning decisions.

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Course Methodology

This course focuses on exercises, case studies, and individual and group presentations.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Defend the importance of linking an organization's budget with its strategic plan
  • Demonstrate how the budget relates to the key financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow
  • Prepare the key elements of an operating and capital budget and evaluate the different budgeting approaches used
  • Apply cost control tools, analyze management variance reports and take proper corrective action
  • Calculate different capital budgeting evaluation techniques as included in a capital expenditure proposal
  • Utilize cost-volume-profit analysis in making budgeting decisions

Target Audience

All managers, supervisors and analysts who prepare or use management budgets.

Target Competencies

  • Interpreting financial statements
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Cost control
  • Capital budgeting
  • Applying cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Utilizing breakeven analysis
  • Planning and the functions of management
    • The critical functions of management
    • Aligning the budget with the strategy of the organization
    • Road map to strategy
    • Budget as a planning tool
    • Control: the missing link
    • Planning pitfalls
  • The key financial statements
    • The accounting system
    • The income statement
    • The balance sheet
    • The cash flow statement
  • Budgeting: process and approaches
    • The advantages of budgeting
    • The budget process
    • Rolling budgets
    • The master budget
    • Operating and capital budgets
    • The budgeted financial statements
    • Approaches to budgeting:
      • Incremental budgeting
      • Zero based budgeting
      • Flexible budgeting
      • Kaizen budgeting and continuous improvement
      • Activity based budgeting
    • Tools of forecasting
    • Direct and indirect costs
    • Characteristics of an effective budget
    • Problems in budgeting
  • Cost control
    • Budget as a control tool
    • The control process
    • Characteristics of an effective control system
    • Responsibility reporting
    • Variance analysis: identifying the components of variance
    • Variance analysis: taking the corrective action
  • Capital expenditure budgeting and analysis
    • Time value of money
    • Simple versus compound interest
    • Identifying and analyzing cash flows
    • The discount rate: using cost of capital
    • Net Present Value (NPV)
    • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
    • Profitability Index (PI)
    • Pay-Back Period (PBP)
    • Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)
    • Approval for Expenditure (AFE)
    • Sensitivity and risk analysis
  • Cost-Volume-Profit analysis (CVP)
    • Identifying the fixed costs and variable costs
    • Computing breakeven point in units
    • Computing breakeven point in sales
    • Assumptions of CVP analysis
    • Using CVP in budgeting decisions

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

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National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

Meirc Training & Consulting is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.learningmarket.org

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Per participant - 2019

USD 4,800

Per participant

USD 4,900

Fees + VAT as applicable

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

This course is worth 25 NASBA CPEs

2021 - Location & Date

1 - 5 Aug, 2021
Dubai
English
17 - 21 Oct, 2021
Dubai
Arabic
5 - 9 Dec, 2021
Dubai
English
Meirc reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer.

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