Best Practice in Finance & Accounting

22-12-2019 - 26-12-2019 3300 Dubai

 

Course Introduction:

 

For every best practice you may already be using, there are probably dozens more you could use to be more competitive. Many are very simple and easy to implement with immediate impact while others are more complex. This unique seminar:

  • Presents finance and accounting as integral business processes executing the organization's strategy
  • Explains how to select and prioritize best practices
  • Shows how to evaluate potential costs and benefits

 

Course Objectives:

 

Having completed this program you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of a well-defined budget process
  • Learn costing and budgeting terminology used in business
  • Master techniques for cost-benefit analysis
  • Learn how to construct profit, cash and balance sheet plans and budgets
  • Learn how to evaluate variances from plan and identify corrective actions
  • Understand discounted cash flow (DCF) techniques and their application to financial decision making
  • Build and use budgets relevant to your organization

 

Who Should Attend?

 

  • Financial and non-financial professionals who wish to test their high performance and high potential knowledge, skills and attitudes with other similar individuals
  • Anyone who wishes to reinforce their knowledge of financial functions/processes and who requires a more integrative financial view

 

Course Outline:

 

The need for Financial Control in business

  • Understanding accounting
  • Management accounting versus financial accounting
  • The relationship between business management and financial management
  • How budgeting fits into the bigger picture
  • How cost management improves an organization’s financial position
  • Key aspects of managing working capital

Capital Budgeting and Investment Appraisal

  • The time value of money
  • Understanding Appraisal Techniques – Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Payback period
  • Selecting an appraisal technique
  • The use of Sensitivity analysis in evaluating projects
  • Strategic considerations in assessing capital projects
  • Creating an effective Capital Budgeting framework

Cost Analysis and Management

  • Understanding cost structure and behavior
  • Costs as a relationship to outputs – cost/volume/price relationship
  • The concept of contribution margin
  • Break-even analysis for planning and control
  • Cost allocation and apportionment
  • Benefit-cost analysis

Full Costing, Marginal Costing and Activity Based Costing

  • Comparing full and marginal costing
  • Direct and indirect costs in budgeting for decision making
  • Role of costs in pricing strategies
  • Activity Based Costing (ABC)
  • Managing cost control

Budget Construction and Control

  • Nature and purpose of budgets for planning and control
  • Types of budgets and budgeting
  • Creating Key Performance Indicators for financial and non-financial performance
  • Building a budget
  • Budgetary control and variance analysis
  • Budgeting for non-financial measures -introducing the Balanced Scorecard 

 

Course Methodology:

 

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

·         (30%) Based on Case Studies

·         (30%) Techniques 

·         (30%) Role Play

·         (10%) Concepts

·         Pre-test and Post-test

·         Variety of Learning Methods

·         Lectures

·         Case Studies and Self Questionaires

·         Group Work

·         Discussion

·         Presentation

 

Course Fees:

 

This rate includes participant’s manual, Hand-Outs, buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.

 

Course Timings:

 

Daily Course Timings:

    08:00 - 08:20       Morning Coffee / Tea

    08:20 - 10:00       First Session

    10:00 - 10:20       Coffee / Tea / Snacks

    10:20 - 12:20       Second Session

    12:20 - 13:30       Lunch Break & Prayer Break

    13:30 - 15:00       Last Session

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