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CFO Series: Corporate Performance Management (2 Consecutive AM Sessions)
Monday, June 20, 2022 - Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Course # 127084 | by Executive Education Inc.
Members SAVE $150
$299.00
Member
$449.00
Non-Member
Speakers: Gary M. Cokins
Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Total Credits: 8.0
Earn Up To: 8.0 AA credits
Level: Intermediate
Vendor: Executive Education Inc.

What you will learn

  • How to identify and track your organziation's critical success factors
  • Why "What Causes Cost?" is the most important question in management accounting
  • How to use metrics to create flexible budgets and rolling forecasts
  • How to convert "too much data" into useful information

Description

The CFO Series provides a convenient, one-stop way for senior level financial managers and executives, CFOs and those who aspire to be CFOs, to choose multiple days of CPE with a single decision. Each day consists of an expert, leading discussions about four different topics. The CFO Series features high-quality presentations and an interactive, executive level colleague-to-colleague approach with case studies, group discussions, and team exercises. Each topic and each day stands on its own. If you are not sure about making a multi-day commitment, sign up for just a single day. We think you will come back for more!

PRICING DETAILS
Register early to take advantage of the best price! Please note, discounted pricing is already reflected in the online price. No promo code is needed.
Through May 23: $299 MICPA Members / $449 Non-Members
May 24 - June 6: $319 MICPA Members / $469 Non-Members
June 7 - June 20: $339 MICPA Members / $489 Non-Members

Prerequisites:
Management experience

Advanced Preparation:
Experience preparing or reviewing accounting processes and reportis. Experience preparing or reviewing financial performance reports. Experience working with internal clients or external clients and business leaders.

Corporate Performance Management

Poor strategy execution frustrates many executives as their organizations struggle with performance improvement, making decisions using intuition in the absence of hard data. Corporate performance management (CPM) seamlessly integrates many techniques including strategy maps and a balanced scorecard. Together they align manager and employee behavior, actions, and priorities using key performance indicators (KPIs) with specific targets to enable accountability.

Effective Management Accounting

Critics have claimed that traditional managerial accounting is at best useless and at worst dysfunctional and misleading. Most line managers do not trust their management accounting data. 21st Century management accounting develops cost/unit metrics that are useful for budgeting, cost analysis and control. Current methods bring truly accurate fact-based costing visibility, tracing costs and identifying cause-and-effect relationships rather than broadly allocating overhead. This information provides the ability to reveal the true profit margins for products as well as for specific sales channels and customers. Removing the barriers caused by your current management accounting techniques can provide huge rewards.

Driver-Based Budgeting

The annual budgeting process is often criticized as a fiscal exercise done by the accountants that is obsolete soon after it is published, prone to gamesmanship, cumbersome, not being volume sensitive, and disconnected from the strategy and needed risk mitigation spending. You can resolve these deficiencies using capacity-sensitive driver-based expense projections. Driver-based budgeting allows for quick scenario planning and far easier analysis of a growing organization whose future may look nothing like today. The budget can be periodically refreshed to create rolling financial forecasts extending beyond the fiscal year end. Learn how managerial accounting can become managerial economics.

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Volatility and complexity are the new normal. Most organizations are drowning in data but starving for information. The finance and accounting function has the opportunity to leverage Big Data and the continuum of analytics – descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive. All are useful for better decision making. Collecting, validating, and reporting data is not the same thing as analyzing information where we can glean valuable, actionable insights. In some ways the finance function is many years behind other disciplines such as marketing, sales, and supply chain managers, in applying analytics. How can the CFO’s function catch up? Understand how Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA) can help you make sense of your organization's data.

 

 

This series is for people who are, or aspire to be, chief financial officers. We target the disucssions to people in medium-sized organizations.

 

  • Gary M. Cokins
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