Certificate in Cost Analysis, Control and Optimization

Why Attend

Cost management is an important topic in accounting and finance as its effects stretch to all departments and impact the financial position of the organization. Cost management covers several cost concepts such as job and batch orders and absorption costing. The pinnacle of any cost management training is activity-based costing which helps in making better decisions. Among these decisions are whether to drop or keep a product, make or buy, and replace or keep a piece of equipment. Moreover, cost management includes allocating costs of service departments internally. Also covered in this course are cost estimations and transfer pricing. The course will close with evaluating performance and a brief discussion on the balanced scorecard and managing scarce resources.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discover the importance of analyzing and managing costs
  • Develop important tools for planning and decision making
  • Explain Activity-Based Costing (ABC) and Activity-Based Management (ABM)
  • Estimate costs and allocate them properly
  • Evaluate and manage performance through strategic cost management

Target Competencies

  • Distinguishing relevant costs
  • Analyzing costs
  • Allocating costs
  • Calculating product costs using different methods
  • Assessing value adding costs
  • Choosing between cost alternatives
  • Advising management to buy or manufacture
  • Evaluating performance

Target Audience

Financial managers or directors, accountants, financial assistants, budget accountants, analysts, budget and planning managers and coordinators, operations managers, facilities managers and professionals interested in cost management.

22 - 26 February 2021
USD 2975 Fees + VAT Applicable

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed