Cost Analysis to Support Strategic Decisions

Cost Analysis to Support Strategic Decisions

Monday 16 Aug 2021

  • Duration: One Week
  • City: Madrid
  • Fees: Classroom: 4300 GBP / Online: 1950 GBP

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Introduction

Performing cost benefit analysis allows companies to measure the benefits of a decision (benefits of taking action minus the costs associated with taking that action). It involves measurable financial metrics such as revenue earned, and costs saved as a result of the decision to pursue a project.

Cost analysis is linked with strategy formulation, the budgetary process and performance management. It is crucial to interpret how costs behave so that realistic budgets and plans can be produced, and appropriate financial and non-financial resources can be made available to the business.

This training course explores the traditional tools of cost analysis and control as well as new advanced approaches, which reflect and respond to the current complex business environment. In particular, you will learn:

The course offers learners an overview of break even and target income, cost behaviour and cost behaviour analysis and sensitivity analysis. It is an in-depth course that offers learners a comprehensive look at cost analysis and how the strategies can be applied within their work environment.

What Do Participants Learn?

  • How to add value to the bottom line
  • Enhance cost awareness and its relationship with strategy
  • Describe specific cost analysis and performance measurement techniques
  • Learning how to get from cost to strategy than to performance measurement
  • Broadening the management accounting knowledge
  • Deliver more timely and useful information to decision maker
  • Identify and manage key financial and non-financial indicators for the business

Who Should Attend?

  • All business professionals and sectors of industry, irrespective of functional responsibilities, where personnel have to plan and cost, and who are responsible for strategic analysis
  • Other professionals who would like to increase skills from having the opportunity to consider new ideas and methods
  • Personnel on a fast-track development

Course Outline:

Day 1:

Introducing the Linkages Between Strategy and Costing

  • Managing contemporary organisation
  • Strategic Plan, Budgeting, Costing and Management Control
  • Management Accounting for organizational control systems
  • Responsibility accounting and the process-view
  • The context for costing
  • The Budget and its role for achieving organizational targets
  • What is it the situation in your organisation?

Day 2:

Cost Analysis and Classifications

  • Cost terms and classification
  • Inventoriable vs. period costs
  • Manufacturing vs non-manufacturing costs
  • Variable vs. Fixed costs (CVP analysis)
  • Direct vs. indirect cost
  • Under-costing and Over-costing problems
  • Problems and Examples – Case study illustration

Day 3:

From Cost Accounting to Management Control

  • Cost allocation: traditional costing and activity-based costing (ABC)
  • From traditional budgeting to Activity-based budgeting (ABB)
  • Activity-based management
  • Decentralized organizations
  • Cost/Profit/Investment centers
  • Transfer-pricing issues
  • Problems and Examples – Case study illustration

Day 4:

Flexible Budgets and Variance Analysis

  • The features of budgetary control
  • Define the master budget and explain its major benefits to an organization
  • Describe the difference between a static budget and a flexible budget
  • Compute flexible-budget variances and sales-volume variances
  • Explain why standard costs are often used in variance analysis
  • Integrate continuous improvement into variance analysis
  • Case study, problems and exercises

Day 5:

Linking Strategy to Actions: Beyond Costing

  • Shortcomings of traditional approaches to measurement
  • The Balanced Scorecard: linking Strategy to Performance Measurement
  • Financial perspective, Customer perspective
  • Internal Business Process perspective, Learning and growth perspective
  • Developing and adapting scorecard
  • Case study illustration
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