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Financial Planning and Control

Course fees £3600 Duration 5 days



This course will focus on the essential techniques for financial planning and control of ever changing business environments. It will evaluate and interpret the financial implications of strategies. Delegates will be able to identify appropriate actions for implementing financial performance and evaluating the attainment of financial objectives.

Who should attend?

This highly recommended programme is designed for accountants and finance personnel, particularly those with the responsibility for financial control.

  The structure of this week is not something that I have experienced before.  Having a different tutor each day for each subject allows you to bring new ideas each day and be enthusiastic.  The structure was well-paced and each tutor was very knowledgeable in their subjects.  This was the best course I have ever attended.  The elements of each subject has shown me the practicalities of implementing these strategies at work.  Thank you! Mrs Lisa Waldon, Australian Department of Defence

Purpose of financial planning & control

    • Link to strategy and budget
    • Responsibility accounting

Comprehensive profit planning and measurement

Statistical techniques used for financial planning and control

Transfer pricing

Gap analysis

Working capital management

Working capital cycle

    • Management of receivables and payables
    • Inventory management
    • Implementing working capital control

Financial controls

    • Internal audit
    • International accounting standards
    • Accounting policies and procedures
    • International accounting standards

Management of risk

    • Evaluate risk management strategies
    • Minimising the risk of fraud
    • Diversifying risk

Financial performance measurement

    • Budgeting and forecasting with variances

Ratio analysis

    • Liquidity
    • Profitability
    • Balanced Scorecard
    • Benchmarking

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

    • Identify areas to enhance financial control
    • Identify actions to reduce risk in financial control
    • Manage problems arising from implementing financial control
    • Understand the importance of financial planning