Budgeting and Cost Control 04-11-2024

Budgeting and Cost Control Training Course in Dubai, UAE

Course overview

Course overview

The knowledge of accounting principles is crucial in today’s intense business world where competition is extremely severe. The understanding of the financial aspects of a business, efficient budgeting and cost control skills are vital for any successful enterprise. Budgeting is fundamental for providing a focus for operations, financial statement analysis, keeping operations on track, and communications with internal and external stakeholders. Budgeting is the method by which we translate the strategic ambitions of the business into financial and operational annual business plans. Therefore the knowledge of basic accounting concepts and principles is a must.

After considering various types of budgeting approaches, you’ll learn how to form for each component of the master budget. In this way, you’ll build a simple budgeted P&L, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet for 12 months in the budget, taking Working Capital conditions and finance requirements into account. You will see the connections and inter-dependencies between the three financial statements. Also, you’ll learn how to perform the standard Investment Appraisal (ROI) techniques in Excel and how to carry out income statement analysis. This course is very hands-on. For each section of the course, once you learn the structure and approach, you will perform quick exercises and quizzes.

This course on standard costing and budgetary control has a variety of benefits and positive outcomes for participants, such as:

  • Realize the importance of budgeting, and it relates to strategy and business planning
  • Master such components as revenue, production, operating expenses, and CAPEX
  • Formulate the components of the budget into the three financial statements
  • Develop and enhance the skills to perform the process in Excel
  • Consider the basics of incremental budgeting and zero-based budgeting
  • The ability to use Investment Appraisal techniques (ROI) to evaluate investment decisions
Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers
  • Contract Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Finance Business Partners
  • Auditors and Internal Control
  • Risk and Compliance Regulators
  • Accountants and Consultants
  • Financial Planning & Control Staff
  • Managers who manage budgets and control costs for their departments/organizations.
What will you gain

What will you gain

  • Become a professional who is capable of creating efficient budgeting
  • Be able to take cost control of your organization to the next level of efficiency
  • Connect your budgeting approach with your business strategy seamlessly
  • Learn how to perform revenue budgeting by month, product, and price
  • Deal with operating expenses and be able to see able the gaps in different expenses
  • Know in detail about CAPEX budgeting and how it can benefit your organization
  • Create cash flow budgeting considering investment and financing activities
  • Create the budgeted Balance Sheet in Excel using debt as the balancing plug
  • Master variance analysis and successfully use it an efficient tool of controlling
  • Improve the skills to perform the budgeting process in Excel with excellence
  • Understand the whole structure of budgeting and the best tools to control it
Course Content

Key facts


Course code:


5 days


Admission requirements:



This course is worth 30 CPE credits
(1 credit for 50 minutes)
No CPE credits are applicable for online courses


Certificate upon successful completion

Course schedule sample one day

08:30 AM  -  10:00 AM  -  First Training Session
10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM  -  Coffee Break
10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM  -  Second Training Session
12:00 PM  -  12:15 PM  -  Coffee Break
12:15 PM  -  02:00 PM  -  Third Training Session
02:00 PM  -  03:00 PM  -  Lunch and Networking
Fees & whats included

Fees & what is included

Early bird 70 days before course start date Early bird 25 days before course start date Regular Course Fee
USD 3,400.- USD 3,900.- USD 4,400.-
USD 2,450.-
  • For early registrations special prices apply as outlined above.
  • All fees are exclusive of VAT. Tax Registration Number : 100312636200003.
  • Companies - register 2 participants for the same course and date and get one place free.
  • Only one type of discount can be applied to the same course & date registration.
  • For larger corporate clients there are special packages. Contact us for details.

At Atton Institute we do our best to ensure that all our courses and trainings are provided with the highest industry standards, are time efficient and praxis related, and bring the best education results. Our courses have the most up-to date info and secure the excellent course fee to value ratio quality.

Course Fee Includes

  • Extensive Workbook with Course Materials
  • Handouts and other Supporting Materials
  • Practical Examples and Various Case Studies
  • Quick Reference/Top Tips Guide
  • Professional & Experienced Instructor
  • Accelerated and Intensive Learning Techniques
  • Relationship Building within Course
  • Post Course Action Plan
  • Index of Additional Suggested Materials
  • Course Completion Certificate
Free Valet Parking
Coffee Breaks
Free WIFI access

Course certificate

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When would you like to start

Budgeting and Cost Control - 22 Jul 2024 Dubai, UAE
Budgeting and Cost Control - 04 Nov 2024 Dubai, UAE
Course Content

Course content

  • The relationship between strategy, planning, budgeting, controlling, and variance analysis
  • Budgeting as a planning tool
  • How to incorporate business plans and business initiatives into the budget
  • How the budget represents the strategy and business plan for the year
  • Further motivations for and advantages of budgeting
  • The proper relationship between the budgeting office and operations in the budgeting process
    • Roles and responsibilities of operations and finance
    • Who owns the budget?
  • Budgeting approaches
    • Incremental budgeting
    • Zero-based budgeting
    • Bottom-up budgeting
    • Top-down budgeting
  • The components of an effective budgeting process
    • The steps in the budgeting process
    • Information flow in the budgeting process
  • The components of the master budget
  • Revenue budgeting
    • By month
    • By product
    • By price
  • Manufacturing or production budgeting (Cost of Goods Sold)
    • Variable expenses
    • Manufacturing overhead expenses
  • Operating expenses
    • Sales and Marketing expenses
    • General & Administration expenses
    • Depreciation
    • Provisions (bad debt, warranties)
  • Allocation of overheads to the operations
  • Budgeting for initiatives and special projects
  • Budgeting for contingencies
  • CAPEX budgeting
    • Replacement assets
    • New investments/assets
    • Updating the depreciation schedule
  • Cash Flow Budgeting
    • Operating Cash Flow
    • Cash flow from investment activities
    • Cash flow from financing activities
  • Creating a budgeted P&L in Excel
    • Building a flex-budget
    • Incorporating new business initiatives
    • Using vertical ratios and KPIs in the budget
  • Creating the budgeted Balance Sheet in Excel
    • Deriving the Working Capital components from the P&L and DSO/DPO
    • Deriving Assets from depreciation and the CAPEX budget
    • Incorporating finance requirements
    • Using debt as the balancing plug
  • Creating the budgeted cash flow statement in Excel
    • Using historical debtor days (Days Sales Outstanding-DSO)
    • Using historical creditor days (Days Payable Outstanding - DPO)
    • Entering fixed expenses
    • Entering variable expenses
    • Incorporating CAPEX
    • Determining finance requirements
  • Cost control
    • The role and function of controlling
    • Discipline
    • Information for analysis
    • Investigating variances
  • Variance analysis
    • A monthly tool for operations managers
    • As a tool of controlling
    • Breaking variance down
    • Variance analysis for business unit managers
    • How to create variance reports in Excel: formulas, formatting and conditional formatting
  • Investment Appraisal for capital budgeting and business expansion (ROI – Return on Investment)
    • What is investment appraisal?
    • Determining the investing cash flows
    • The first filter: Payback Period
    • The time value of money
    • Understanding the cost of capital, including “discount rate”, “WACC”, etc.
    • Deciding the required/targeted rate of return (WACC)
    • Net Present Value (NPV)
    • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
    • NPV and IRR calculations in Excel
    • Sometimes we invest despite a poor ROI!
Participant insights

Participant insights

The course was highly beneficial for my job and career. This info will clearly give me the great support for my day-to-day tasks.
Muhammed A. (Senior Auditor)Auditing Company, Dubai.
What I have learned in the course was exactly what I was looking for. Highly clear and pragmatic with perfect guidelines on how to use it at my work.
Antony S. (Manager) Drilling Equipment Company, Abu Dhabi.
A very useful course that provided new insights in the customer behavior and definitely would help me with my communications with customers.
Mario A. (Business Owner) Boutique Shops, Dubai.
Great thanks – one of the best courses I have made.
Brian G. (Projects Coordinator) Events Management Company, Ras Al Khaimah.
Exciting and inspiring course. Helped me to see things differently and re-organize our customer service department.
Abbas H. (Company Manager) Project Engineering, Muscat.
Would really suggest the training to any professional who is in charge of customer care.
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The time spent at course was really enjoyable and useful. Easy to understand and I used part of knowledge the next day after training.
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Was the real great overview on what I shall do to improve in the Customer Service in my business.
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The program was very explanatory and gave me a lot of points to re-think. Would sure make a difference to my work approach.
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Would recommend to my team members to attend the same course. It would positively help me to do my job better.
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Was really pleased by the content of the course and qualifications of the instructors. Got a lot of useful points for my business.
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Great trainer and perfect information materials. Was really worth to attend. A lot of insights and ideas on how to improve job performance.
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