Management / Costing Finance and Accounting


Modern Methods of Raising The Competence of Accountants & Financial Controllers


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Financial Controllers operate in a global environment where flexibility is the watchword. There has been widespread recognition of the need for finance to develop from being a scorekeeper to a business partner. Many organisations have changed their finance function as a result. Non-financial objectives such as risk, IT ROI, quality, reliability, lead times and customer satisfaction have gained in importance.
  • Understand the extent of change in the role of the Financial Controller and to focus on the areas of their organisation where change is required
  • Use the information sources within their organisation to assist the management process
  • Prepare for the introduction of advanced methods of information management
  • Critically assessthe planning processin their organisation
  • Participate fully in strategic planning
  • Understand the role of advanced budgeting and where it might fit into their organisation
  • Integrate new developmentsin strategic management accounting, information management and support for decision making
  • Implement methods of change management in their organization
The programme is beneficial to all financial employeesinvolved in the daily operation and control of financial functions and is of .particular benefit to those employees who aspire to become senior personnel in their future careers
  • Introductions - The Controller’s Position
  • The Controller’sstatusin the business
  • Controllership functions
  • Organisational relationships
  • The controller’srole in management
  • Working capital and cash flow management
  • Debtors
  • Creditors
  • Stocks/Inventory
  • Releasing cash from the balance sheet
  • Optimising cash balances
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting
  • Product cost determination
  • Product profitability and the cost of quality
  • Theory of constraints
  • Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Long term and short term planning
  • Strategic planning with risk
  • Budgeting and risk
  • Traditional budgeting and Budgetary control
  • Operational forecasting risk
  • Capital forecasting, capital budgeting and risk
  • Target Cost Management
  • Understanding target cost
  • Presentation & Slides
  • Audio Visual Aids
  • Interactive Discussion
  • Participatory Exercise
  • Action Learning
  • Class Activities
  • Case Studies
  • Workshops
  • Simulation

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