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Course Schedule
Classroom Sessions:
Date Venue Fees
22 Jul - 02 Aug 2024 London - UK $11,900
07 - 18 Oct 2024 Rome - Italy $11,900
16 - 27 Dec 2024 Paris - France $11,900
Course Description


This training course is split into two modules:

MODULE I - Budgeting For Performance Management

MODULE II - International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a 2-week training course.

Course Outline
Module 1: Budgeting For Performance Management


Budgeting and Business Performance Management

  • Creating value for key organisational stakeholders
  • Business Performance Management (BPM) frameworks
  • The fundamentals of competitive strategy
  • The vital role of budgeting and cost management in BPM
  • Principles of financial and management accounting
  • Key financial measures of value creation
  • Using strategy maps to integrate non-financial measures


Cost Planning and Cost Management

  • Defining and understanding cost behaviour
  • The role of costing in performance management
  • Traditional costing: absorption costing
  • Traditional costing: marginal costing and break-even analysis
  • Traditional costing: standard costing control frameworks
  • Developments in costing: Target and Kaizen costing
  • Developments in costing: Activity Based Costing (ABC)
  • A strategic approach to cost management and reduction


Steps and Techniques in Budget Preparation

  • Forecasting techniques for budgeting
  • Business Intelligence and budgeting
  • Diagnostic and predictive analytics for budgeting
  • Statistical tools and techniques in sales forecasting
  • Statistical tools and techniques for cost forecasting
  • Steps in the budgeting process
  • Budgeting and managing capital expenditure (CapEx)
  • Cash flow forecasting and budgeting
  • Styles and approaches to budgeting
  • Human and behavioural aspects of budgeting


Using Budgets to Monitor and Manage Performance

  • Principles of Responsibility Accounting
  • Variance analysis and performance management
  • Standard costing and cost management
  • Using data analytics to find the root cause of variances
  • Data visualisation techniques for financial reports
  • Designing budget reports
  • Dashboards and their use in performance management
  • Designing tactical dashboards for budget management


Beyond Budgeting to Adaptive Management

  • Shortcomings of traditional approaches to budgeting
  • Beyond Budgeting case study
  • Moving towards decentralised performance management
  • Replacing budgets with rolling forecasts
  • Using key driver forecasts for risk management
  • Using balanced scorecard to manage Key Performance Indicators
  • Why traditional budgeting still has a key role to play
Module 2: International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)


The Role & Scope of IFRS

  • Establishing the case for IFRS
  • International accounting diversity
  • The role & scope of IFRS & IAS
  • The IASB conceptual framework
  • IFRS, accounting concepts & policies


The Presentation & Preparation of Financial Statements

  • The annual reports & financial statements
  • IAS 1 presentation of financial statements
  • Preparing the income statement
  • Preparing the statement of financial position
  • IAS & statement of cashflow
  • Notes & disclosures


Accounting for Cash Flow & Financial Instruments

  • The importance of cash flow
  • Preparing a statement of cash flows in accordance with IFRS 7
  • Evaluating the cash flow
  • What are financial instruments & derivatives?
  • IFRS 7 financial instruments: Disclosures
  • IFRS 9 financial instruments


Accounting for Assets

  • Tangible & intangible assets
  • IAS 16: Property, plant and equipment and Depletion, Depreciation & Amortisation (DD&A)
  • IAS 36: Impairment of assets
  • IFRS 13 fair value measurement
  • IAS 38: Intangible assets
  • IAS 2 inventories

DAY 10

Accounting for Strategic Alliances & Business Combinations 

  • Strategic alliances mergers & acquisitions
  • Goodwill
  • IFRS 3 business combinations
  • IFRS 10: Consolidated financial statements
  • IFRS 11: Joint arrangements
  • IFRS 12: Disclosure of interests on other entities
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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