Budgeting for managers course


Budgeting training

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one-day course
Gain a thorough understanding of budgeting and forecasting.

A practical one-day budgeting training course covering practical budgeting and forecasting tools and financial planning techniques.

Target Audience

This course provides training for budgeting managers and anyone who contributes to budgets and forecasts.

Course Aim

The budgeting and forecasting training course will help demystify the world of budgeting and provide participants with the techniques and confidence to manage and control their budget effectively.

Financial terms and budgeting tools will be explained in a way that a non financial manager will understand and relate to in their own line of work. The trainer will use “real life” examples and case studies and encourage participants to work in small groups, working interactively and enjoy the subject!

Course Objectives

By the end of this one-day training course, the participants will have:

  • Understood the role and principles of budgeting
  • Confidence in using budgeting tools and techniques
  • Appreciated the issues and challenges of finance management from both the “customers” and the company’s perspective
  • The ability to analyze and to challenge finance and accounting information
  • Appreciated the inter-dependence of business functions
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Course Overview

  • The Budgeting Pyramid: cash budgeting to capital budgeting
    • The Master Budget and the Budgeting Cycle
    • Forecasting techniques
    • Cash is not Profit!
    • Facilitator presentation and group discussion
  • Introducing the cash budget
    • The language of Costs and Costing
    • Allocation and apportionment of Costs
    • Calculating breaking even
    • Facilitator presentation, group discussion and group exercise: ‘The Cash Budget in action’
  • Introducing the Revenue Budget
    • GAAP, IFRS and Accrual Accounting
    • The Income (Profit and Loss) Structure
    • Monitoring and reporting the variances
  • Introducing Capital Budgeting
    • What is Capital?
    • The Decision Tree
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Opportunity Costing
    • Facilitator presentation, group discussion and group exercise: ‘You have €50,000 to spend!’
  • Relating the budgets to the Balance Sheet and the P & L:
    • The stakeholders
    • The Balance Sheet and P & L
    • Introducing key financial ratios
    • Facilitator presentation and group exercise: ‘Reading’ the Balance Sheet
  • The essentials of Working Capital:
    • Calculating Working Capital
    • The Working Capital Cycle
    • Working Capital “culprits”
    • Facilitator presentation and group exercise: Enhancing the “flow” of Working Capital

The budgeting training will be supported with:

  • An optional participant pre-course questionnaire and/or pre-course reading on managing budgets
  • A colour printed workbook with tips, techniques and space for personal notes

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Peter was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject matter. He was able to change his plans about what he was going to teach us and quickly understood what we needed.
Kathryn Fox, Service Manager, Calan DVS*


Really informative, very useful and accommodating.
Natalie Hancock, Service Manager, Calan DVS*

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Booking Information

The budgeting and forecasting course is delivered as “in-house training” at your business premises anywhere in the UK, or at a venue of your choice. Contact us for pricing or to discuss your needs.

Training Dates

Flexible to suit client needs.

In-House Training Locations

We can deliver in-house budgeting training courses to companies across the UK, with local trainers in the following locations:

  • London and the South East
  • The Thames Valley – including Reading, Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Swindon
  • Cambridge
  • Norwich and East Anglia
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Manchester and the North West
  • Southampton and Bournemouth
  • Birmingham and the Midlands
  • Nottingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff and South Wales
  • Exeter and the South West
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland

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