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Masterclass in Financial Control – Certificate in Accounting and Financial Control

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English
Intermediate
35 Nasba
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Course Overview

The MFC program is the “controlling” module of the masters series in administering business organizations. It focuses on the tools to management in directing and controlling the activities of a business to determine whether targets are being met within acceptable risk parameters. This is a “nuts and bolts” course which begins with an examination of (short-term) working capital management covering how to right size and monitor working capital and tackling credit controls. We review the process of “managing the numbers”, that is, the more traditional approach using the analysis of financial results and the use of ratios as a control tool. The program then pushes into more pro-active managerial tools reflecting cutting edge organizations that are results orientated: standard costing, relevant costing and cost behavior are examined with a view to achieving the most effective budgetary planning and variance analysis processes. Activity-based costing and Beyond Budgeting are compelling examples of the more pragmatic and practical approach to planning and controlling. A key part of the course is the focus on how successful companies focus on EVA (economic value added) and how to use EVA to practically assess the value that a business is creating of their business and how they design and implement appropriate KPI (key performance indicators) and OKR systems (objectives and key results). The course incorporates how to consider and implement more recent trends in the applications of using blockchain as an effective control tool. The program concludes with an interactive case study and discussion of sound internal controls and the COSO framework. All of the above are key areas that a controller must be familiar with in order to effectively perform the controlling function, thereby safeguarding company assets and the bottom line from uncontrolled risks.

Key Takeaways

1
Take-away toolbox of the “how to do” techniques in effective cost control.
2
Getting the right level of working capital coupled with effective monitoring and controlling this critical component of a company’s resources.
3
Application of advanced ratios to identify problems in an early stage and how to take effective action.
4
Mechanisms to link long-term corporate goals to short-term target-setting.
5
Getting the buy-in of staff: mastering the link between corporate culture and effective controls.

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 association 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
Course Background and Overview
Delegate introductions and course objectives High level overview of course content
The Modern Accountants Role
Disciplines of financial accounting, management accounting and tax accounting Current challenges and issues in financial accounting International tax professionals
Working Capital Management
The working capital cycle - Components of working capital - Review of working capital ratios - Interpreting the working capital ratios and what action should be taken Inventory management - Determining optimal order points The balancing act – having the right amount of working capital and the costs / benefit analysis of extra or not enough Risk of working capital deficiencies
Application of Advanced Ratio Analysis
Examination of financial ratios and their use as a control tool - Review of key ratios: profitability, solvency, liquidity, stability - Information through comparison: competitive benchmarking - Trend analysis: identification of problems and corrective actions
Day 2
Application of Advanced Ratio Analysis
Structured approach on gearing (leverage) distinguishing between financial and operational gearing - Establishing the link between performance and risk taking - Controlling operational gearing: understanding the risks of high fixed costs - Controlling financial gearing: risk implications and compliance issues
Effective use of DuPont Analysis as a Control Tool
Linking financial ratios and business realities – identifying internal problems
Review of Costing Concepts
How cost behavior impacts our analysis - Fixed, variable, stepped and semi-variable cost behavior Approaches to deal with fixed costs - Absorption costing concepts - Using an overhead absorption rate - Allocation of cost from support / service cost centers - Marginal costing concepts
Relevant Costing in Decision Making
Determining relevant costs determined

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
Directors and Senior Officers
Heads of Finance
Chief Accountants
Financial Controllers
Management Accountants
Managers Responsible for Controlling Cost
Internal Auditors

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 +1071 4 1075 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.

Reviews

  • Review:
    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!
    Dalal Kutbi
    Country Learning & Development Manager at IKEA Saudi Arabia
  • Review:
    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,
    Turki S. Alsahaan
    Dir L&D, Talent Management at Mobily, Etihad Etisalat Company
  • Review:
    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.
    Emad Alrajih
    VP, Business Winning at BAE Systems Saudi Development & Training
  • Review:
    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,
    Nasser M. Al-Subaie
    Sr. Program Officer, Enterprise Learning & Human Development at Kuwait Foundation for the Advancemen
  • Review:
    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!
    Dalal Kutbi
    Country Learning & Development Manager at IKEA Saudi Arabia
  • Review:
    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,
    Turki S. Alsahaan
    Dir L&D, Talent Management at Mobily, Etihad Etisalat Company
  • Review:
    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.
    Emad Alrajih
    VP, Business Winning at BAE Systems Saudi Development & Training
  • Review:
    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,
    Nasser M. Al-Subaie
    Sr. Program Officer, Enterprise Learning & Human Development at Kuwait Foundation for the Advancemen