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AAU 102 - Cost Management & Budgeting Techniques

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AAU 102 01 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 102 12 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 102 21 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 102 16 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 102 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course will teach the participants how to create a more meaningful budget, and how to use this budget to make more effective important financial decisions. Throughout this course, participants will identify effective methods for translating their organization’s strategic initiatives into measurable financial targets. Best practices for cost estimating, budgeting, and variance tracking are explored using the latest techniques

Course Objectives

  • Learning how to create positive budgets
  • Understanding how to keep budget relevant to organization’s needs
  • Being able to strategically link budget to management action and decisions
  • Being familiar with the major weaknesses of traditional budgeting techniques
  • Creating an adaptive performance measurement framework
  • Using alternative techniques to traditional budgeting

Who Should Attend?

  • Management Accountants
  • Business Accountants
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Team leaders
  • Anyone interested and wanted to develop his performance in cost management and budgeting techniques

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to cost management and budgeting 
  • Best practice for cost estimating, cost budgeting, and cost control
  • Cost management plans
  • Creating a cost baseline

Day 2

  • Organizational cost budgeting dependencies
  • Control thresholds
  • Earned value assumptions
  • Contracting basics

Day 3

  • Overview of the control costs process
  • Inputs to the control costs process
  • Tools and techniques for the control costs process
  • Outputs from the control costs process
  • Procurement planning
  • Reporting formats

Day 4

  • Techniques for preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Strategically linking budgets to management action
  • Non-financial budgets
  • Best practice with respect to resource types and cost accrual methods
  • Classifying costs correctly

Day 5

  • Microsoft Project's resource sheet
  • Developing cost estimating models in Microsoft Project
  • Custom views and tables in Microsoft Project
  • Predict cost overruns requiring corrective action