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Management Course

Budgeting & Cost Control

Businesses often encounter financial difficulties as a result of either inadequate budgeting or errors within the compilation of the budgets. This Budget & Cost Control training course takes a practical approach to financial planning for the organisation and considers: the compilation of budgets; how to identify potential problems arising and suggests actions which can be taken. It also looks at ways of improving financial control using budgets, so as to avoid reduced profits and/or financial problems. It also provides opportunities for participants to apply the course content to practical examples.

Budgeting & Cost Control Course Objectives:

  • Basic concepts explained
  • Budget types
  • Analysing variances and corrective action
  • Updating and Flexing the budget
  • Preparing the budgets and forecast
  • Budgeting to control costs
  • Introduction
  • The importance of budgeting
  • What are its aims?
  • How do we make budgets effective?
  • Budget Types
  • Capital, revenue and cash distinctions
  • How do these relate to the basics of a balance sheet, profit & loss account and cash flow statements
  • Concept of accruals
  • Budget reparation Process
  • Constructing forecasts
  • Limiting factors
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Break-even analysis
  • Preparing a forecast
  • Using the budget to control
  • Variance analysis
  • Flexible and static budgets

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