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Effective Budgeting and Beyond

STL, Nationwide
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Effective Budgeting and Beyond

STL courses

  • Learn how to tie strategy to effective annual budgets
  • Get practical tips to improve budgeting in your organisation
  • Identify critical success factors for your organisation
  • Understand how winning organisations harness the power of Balanced Scorecard
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators that will help you to deliver results

What to expect

  • 24 months post training support included .
  • Tailored and bespoke programme options .
  • Our experienced training and logistics team in the last 23 years have assisted 206,255 people .
  • Over 14,114 organisations trained .
  • We are rated 'Excellent' on Trustpilot and 98.7% of our customers recommend us .
  • Delivery UK wide and international (75+ countries delivered) .

Suitability - Who should attend?

Any manager responsible for delivering organisational objectives and targets; managers in charge of developing frameworks for improving public or private sector performance; all managers responsible for preparing and controlling departmental budgets.

This course is an example of a selection from our financial management for non finance managers courses.

Training Course Content

Budgeting's place in the planning framework

Creating and articulating the organisation's vision and objectives
Organisational stakeholders and balancing their objectives
The planning horizon
A framework for strategic planning
Tools for strategic analysis
Understanding and managing risk

Budgeting essentials

Linking budgets to strategic objectives
Identifying tactical objectives
Identifying constraints and the limiting budget factor
Assigning responsibility for budget objectives
Making sure objectives are integrated
People and budgets; using budgets to motivate

Practical budgeting

The budget manual
The sales budget
Overhead budgets
Capital expenditure budgeting
Cash budgeting
Preparing the master budget
Business seasonality, trends and budget phasing

Budget implementation

Monitoring financial and other data
Design of budget reports
Four golden rules for good feedback reporting

Alternatives to traditional budgeting

Zero-based budgeting
Activity based budgeting
Criticisms of conventional budgeting

Beyond budgeting

Using rolling forecasts instead of static budgets
Identifying key business drivers
Business modelling with Excel
Implementing rolling forecasts

Balanced Scorecard and KPI's

The four perspectives of the Balance Scorecard
The 'three step' approach to developing Balanced Scorecard
Identifying critical success factors
Using Balanced Scorecard to develop Key Performance Indicators
Aligning the KPI's with long term strategy
Practical implementation of a Balanced Scorecard
Real life examples of successful implementation


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Average rating 4.5

Based on 13 reviews.
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01 Nov 2019

i think the course title should be changed

12 Mar 2019

Most useful topic: Working through the exercises

01 Oct 2018

The Course is was very advance therefore I was not able to follow and understand some of the modules covered and complete the excel forecasts case studies. This course is more a...

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