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Certified Budget Analyst – Advanced Tools in Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting
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Course Overview
This program has been designed to provide the participants with a broad view and understanding of financial budgeting for enterprises. A discussion of financial statements is a must when considering the creation or analysis of financial budgets. Also, an understanding of how costs behave and how they can be derived and allocated to the various aspects of the business units is also an important part of preparing budgets. We will be discussing various budgeting methods that have been used and are still in use today in various enterprises. We will also be discussing the methods we can use to assess whether a budget is appropriate and should be approved, and in some cases, whether a project should be undertaken at all. And finally, no discussion about budgets can be complete without assessing how well a company or sub-unit has actually performed in relation to their budget, and understanding why there are any differences, which there will usually always be.
Key Takeaways
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Understanding of how to prepare budgets.
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Ability to analyse budgets using various methods.
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Improved ability to forecast revenues and costs.
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Understanding of the key elements of financial statements.
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Ability to prepare a complete master budget.
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International Academy of Business and Financial Management
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The International Academy of Business and Financial Management™ is one of the world’s fastest growing professional assn. with more than 200,000 members, associates and affiliates in 145 countries. IABFM™ hosts and organizes certification training worldwide and offers exclusive board designations to candidates who meet the highest professional standards and assessment criteria. The IABFM is credited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) the International Standards setting authority.

Course Outline

Day 1
SESSION 1: Introduction to budgeting
What is a budget? The functions and roles of budgeting The budget manual Participative Budgeting Management by Objectives MBO The master budget
SESSION 2: Understanding financial statements
The building blocks of financial statements: the accounting principles The accounting cycle The accounting equation
Day 2
SESSION 3: Responsibility centres and forecasting revenues
What are the main types of responsibility centres? What methods can be used to forecast revenues? Where to obtain external information?
SESSION 4: How do costs behave?
The relationship between volume and costs Cost classification by nature and function The concept of cost drivers The high-low method for forecasting costs Other approaches for forecasting costs
SESSION 5: Commonly used methods for allocating costs to products, departments or services
Why are there more than one costing methods? Variable costing vs absorption costing Job costing vs process costing Standard costing Activity based costing (ABC)

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
Budgeting and planning personnel
Capital and resource planning
Managing Directors
Finance managers
Financial Controllers
Senior and mid-level management
Department managers
Strategists
Data analysts
Risk controllers
Board members

FAQ

What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +971 4 425 5711 or register@leoron.com.
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.

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    IAMM Internal Audit Maturity Model
    In recognition of their dedication and contribution supporting IKEA Saudi Arabia in arranging training programs during 2017 & 2018, looking forward for more development and exciting effort this year. On behalf of IKEA Saudi Arabia, THANK YOU!
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    Certified Professional in Quality and Patient Safety
    Dating back to 2014, Mobily’s “LEORON” experience has grown from a single collaboration to a long-term partnership. We consider “LEORON” Institute as a strategic partner, whose contribution has been nothing but premium in equipping our staff with field-based knowledge and information. Past three years have resulted with an expanded collaboration with superior customer service and support. Best Regards,
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    Certified Professional in Quality and Patient Safety
    Since the partnership was signed between BAE Systems Saudi Development & Training and LEORON in 2017, we have been working together to offer the Saudi market a complete portfolio of training solutions benefiting from the wide and extensive experience of both parties. Recognizing the great success of this partnership, we are looking for further collaborations in the future that will position both companies as one of the leading training providers in Saudi Arabia. We thank the LEORON team for their full cooperation and continuing support, and look forward to further success together in the years to come.
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    Certified Professional in Quality and Patient Safety
    We have been working with LEORON for the past two years and will be working with them again this upcoming year. The programs they delivered were fruitful and exciting and our organization has received positive feedback from the participants. What our organization aims to do is to provide at no cost training for all the private sector employees so that they may benefit from our offered programs in Innovation and Professional development. Leoron has helped us achieve this goal. We look forward to continuing this service and wish them the best of luck. Regards,
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