Title:Planning and Preparing an Operating Budget
PMI Product ID:00101504800
PDU Category:CategoryA
PgMP® PDUs:1
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Delivery Method:E-Learning (Self-Paced)
Duration:1 Hours
Course Objectives:Preparing and planning budgets involves a number of organizational activities, ranging from determining the organization's budgetary goals to approving its budgets over a specific period of time. Individual departments translate the organization's budgetary goals into departmental goals relevant to their area. Preparing operating budgets often starts with revenue forecasting, followed by various expenses budgets. Many forecasting tools are used for forecasting revenues and expenses. Knowing the various activities associated with preparing, reviewing, and having management's approval on operating budgets helps you with your own budgeting responsibilities in the organization. This course presents some of the key activities required for planning and preparing an operating budget. It discusses key characteristics of the budget manual and calendar. It also introduces some qualitative and quantitative methods and how they are used to prepare an operating budget. Finally, the course walks you through the stages in the review and approval of the budget. By the end of the course, you should:

•match the budget manual and the budget calendar to their characteristics
•match qualitative forecasting methods to examples
•use quantitative forecasting to prepare a sales budget in a given scenario
•classify the components of an expenditure budget as fixed or variable costs
•match each stage of the reviewing and approval process to examples

Appropriate Audience:Finance and nonfinance professionals, functional managers, executives and all individuals involved directly or indirectly with the budgetary planning and an organization’s control
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Course Level:Intermediate
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