Budgeting systems and mechanics

This course will help you identify the overall structural components of a budget. Through case studies and interactions, you will learn best practices for improving organizational effectiveness in developing and managing a well-conceived budget.

Learning Objectives:
• Explain the basic whys and wherefores of a proper budget
• Explore a variety of scenarios surrounding the context of budgeting
• Build a controllable budget
• List several ways to add value to your firm’s planning process
• List key concepts for improving the quality of decision-making regarding budget issues
• Apply the Rule of 80/20 to speed up the budgeting process.
• Construct a plan for increasing the level of accountability in your budgeting process
• Determine the underlying structure of your firm’s budget system
• Eliminate the concept of allocations from your budget process
• Formulate a more meaningful cost analysis