EFFECTIVE BUDGETING
&
OPERATIONAL COST CONTROL

The effective management of budgets and operational cost is a key aspect in leading and managing organizations. Nowadays, if contemporary organizations want to stay competitive, they are urged to think, plan and act in terms of value added to customers and shareholders. Along this line, budgeting, as well as tracking, controlling & reducing cost represent essential activities to be performed and monitored as strategies get executed.

In addressing these issues, this course is relevant for those professionals and analysts facing the difficult challenge of improving performance while reducing costs of those processes for which there are accountable.

  • Master the budgeting process
  • Understand costs behavior
  • Explore traditional & innovative approaches to Budgeting & Cost Control
  • Analyze process costing
  • Manage balanced scorecard

Day 1

Introduction: Building a Common Financial Language

  • The key role of budgeting and cost control in contemporary organizations
  • The 21st century business imperative: delivering value added
  • Financial vs. Managerial accounting
  • Understand your processes: integrating financial and non-financial aspects
  • The budgeting processes
  • Examples & Discussion

Day 2

The Budgeting Process

  • The key features of budgeting
  • Advantages and concerns with budgeting
  • Accountability and centers of responsibility
  • Zero-based budgeting
  • Budgeting and cost control

Cost Analysis

  • Different costs for different purposes
  • Fixed vs. Variable costs
  • The Cost-Volume-Profit analysis model
  • Contribution Margin analysis

Day 3

Traditional vs. Advanced Techniques in Cost-Control

  • Under-costing and over-costing: the consequences for profitability
  • Indirect (OH) vs. Direct costs:
  • Traditional Cost Allocations systems vs. Activity-Based Costing (ABC)
  • Linking resources, activities and management
  • Variance analysis
  • Video, Case Study and Examples

Day 4

Outbound Activities Aimed At Improving: 

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Confidence
  • Motivation

Day 5

Beyond the Budgets: Balanced scorecards and Six-sigma

  • Broadening performance measurement systems
  • Beyond budgeting: integrating financial and non-financial issues
  • Introducing the Balanced Scorecard
  • Introducing the Strategy maps
  • Introducing Six-sigma

  • Financial Planning and Control Staff
  • Those with direct or indirect financial responsibilities
  • Those from every business discipline and department who have to run departments and budgetary plans, and who are responsible for cost and strategic analysis
  • Those from all sectors of industry, irrespective of functional responsibilities, but particularly those involved in manufacturing, production, engineering or sales
  • Those working in a project management environment

  • Face To Face
  • Role playing
  • Post session assessment
  • Video presentation
  • Case study

  • English
  • Indonesia