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finance training programmes:
principles of budgeting



To enable budget holders from a non-accounting background to plan, prepare and report on their budgets effectively and with confidence.

Programme overview

This programme is designed for people who either feel they do not know what accountants expect of them from a budget, or find it difficult to explain and reconcile their budget numbers when asked by managers.

Programme outcomes

After attending this programme you will be able to:


Understand the steps in a budgeting process


Distinguish between a master budget and a departmental budget


Appreciate the importance of the budget plan and good communication


Develop an understanding of your business’s budgeting process


Prepare and monitor a departmental budget


Use the budget to measure performance and identify cost savings

Programme content – 1 day
Typical programme content will include:
Budgeting basics – why budget and how to plan
Different approaches and types of budget
Preparing the departmental budget
Comparing actual performance with the plan and reporting performance

Who will benefit?

Budget holders and departmental managers, either newly promoted to their role or experienced in their position but lacking confidence in managing their budgets.

Recommended maximum number of delegates – 12

Related programmes
Core Financial Decision Making Skills
Core Financial Interpretation Skills
The Complete Financial Toolkit for Senior Executives

the budget process from planning
to monitoring and reporting

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