Advanced Budgeting Training

Finance and Budgeting

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Duration: 1 Week

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Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course


Budgeting and Planning


  • The Budget and the Functions of Management.
  • Budget as a Planning Tool.
  • Budgets and the Key Financial Statements.
  • Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Process.


Budget Cycle, Process and Approaches


  • The Budget Cycle
  • The Characteristics of Successful Budgeting.
  • Making the Budget a Value-Adding Activity.
  • Top Ten Problems with Budgeting.
  • Choosing the Proper Budgeting Approach:
  • Incremental Budgeting.
  • Zero-Based Budgeting.
  • Flexible Budgeting.
  • Kaizen Budgeting.
  • Activity-Based Budgeting.
  • Rolling (Continuous) Budgets and Forecasts.
  • The Master Budget and its Components.
  • Operating and Capital Budgets.
  • Best Practices in Budgeting.
  • Creating a User-Friendly Template.


Forecasting Techniques


  • Forecasting Models.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methods.
  • Steps in Developing Forecast Models.
  • Time Series and Trend Analysis.
  • Data Conditioning Techniques.
  • Exponential Smoothing and Moving Averages.
  • Simple and Multiple Regression Analysis.


Advanced Capital Budgeting Evaluation Techniques


  • Business Risk and Cost of Capital.
  • Classifying Investment Projects.
  • Cash Flow Estimation.
  • Analysing Investment and Operating Cash Flows.
  • Time Value of Money Concept.
  • The Required Rate of Return.
  • Net Present Value (NPV).
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR).
  • Multiple Internal Rates of Return.
  • Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR).
  • Profitability Index (PI).
  • Pay-Back Period and Discounted Pay-Back Period.
  • Capital Rationing.
  • Comparing and Evaluating Techniques.
  • Sensitivity and Risk Analysis.


Breakeven Analysis and Optimization Techniques


  • Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) Analysis.
  • Using CVP to Reach a Target Income.
  • Single Product and Multiple Products Breakeven Analysis.
  • Working with Budget Constraints.
  • Building Optimization Models.

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