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22 April 2020

CFO of the future 3 - cost and profitability analysis

Category: MASTER COURSE

Third of the CFO of the future series of five one day workshops. See beyond budgets and accounting statements to find where the deep cost reduction and profit-making opportunities are. Book the series or chose individual workshops - it could be the defining moment in your career.

Who should attend?
These workshops are aimed at existing and aspiring CFOs (including finance directors/controllers/managers, strategic/business planners and anyone responsible for improving the finance and planning operations) who want to improve their knowledge and performance. They are applicable to both the private and public sector.

What you will gain
Based on many insights into how the best CFOs have improved their finance operations, this series provides the opportunity for you to take a career step-change in knowledge and performance. It will cover a wide range of topics including leadership, efficiency, strategy, profitability, planning and measurement.

Programme outline
Cost and profitability analysis
You need to learn how to see beyond budgets and accounting statements to find where the deep cost reduction and profit-making opportunities are. This involves learning new practices and techniques, including ‘lean practice’ and ‘process mapping’ as well as the power of ‘transparent information’. This workshop will teach you how to:

  • learn from ‘lean’ practices (including value stream costing, target costing and lean accounting)
  • use process maps and cost drivers to identify and eliminate non-value costs
  • use lean practices in both manufacturing and service organisations
  • find strategic and profitable products and customers (and deal with those that aren’t)
  • reduce expenses (such as travel, marketing, IT, etc.) using various techniques and practices including benchmarking, shared services centres, internal markets, outsourcing and peer scrutiny.

Case examples are drawn from a wide range of organisations.

Visit The CFO of the future for details of the full series.

The course starts at 9.30am. Lunch and refreshments are included.
6 CPD hours (where applicable). 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Booking Information

Date Location Price
22 April 2020 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.
14 July 2020 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.
15 October 2020 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.


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We can develop tailored training programmes to enhance the finance and business skills of staff across your organisation. To discuss how we can meet your learning and development needs please email us.

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If you have any queries please email cima@bpp.com or phone us on: +44 (0)3300 603400.

The venue for this course will be confirmed 14 days before the scheduled date. 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses.  

This course will be delivered by BPP Professional Education Limited (“BPP”).  Accordingly, when you sign up for this course, CIMA will pass on the contact details you have provided to BPP so that they can contact you to complete your booking and process payment.  BPP will process any personal information it collects about you in accordance with its privacy policy, which is available at: https://www.bpp.com/professional-education/privacy

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