Effective Budget & Control

To ensure effective financial management of a department or even an entire organisation, there is a need to understand the main concepts and methodology surrounding cost management and budgeting. An effective budget not only provides a forecast of the organisation’s income and expenditure, but also acts as a measurement of the actual financial operations of the business against the forecast.

This course is designed to help participants identify various types of budgets. It will also guide participants how to plan and prepare budgets and to implement an effective budget control system.

Effective Budget Control

Key Facts

  • Duration: 2 days, 10am-5pm (12 hours)
  • Delivery Mode:
    • Live Online
    • On campus (please note our campus is currently closed due to Covid-19)
  • Fees: SGD $856


  • Managers who are involved in the budgeting, planning and controlling of their department’s budget
  • Those who wish to review or learn concepts used to budget and control operations

Seminar, class participation, printed materials, supplementary readings, and case studies.

A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants who have attended and completed the programme.

Day one

Time Topics
  • Budgets as a planning and management tool
  • The various stages of budget development
  • Various types of budget
11.30am Break
  • Case practice to prepare: The Master Budget
  • The department/functional budgets
  • The cash budget
1.00pm Lunch
  • Flexible budget & activity budgeting
  • Variance reporting and analysis
  • Management control
5.00pm End of course for Day 1

Day 2

Time Topics
  • Capital budgeting 
  • Use of various models for selecting capital expenditure
    • Pay back
    • Net present value
  • Internal rate of return
11.30am Break
  • Financing the capital expenditure
  • The concept of cost of fund in capital budgeting
  • Risk consideration in capital expenditure
  • Case practice for:
    • Selecting capital decision
    • Preparing the capital budget
1.00pm Lunch
  • The concept of budget control with bench-marking in performance measurement
  • Behavioural aspects of budget and control
  • Budget as part of strategic planning
5.00pm End of course

Learning Objectives

This course will help participants to:

  • Appreciate the importance of the budgeting process and hence take ownership of it
  • Use it as a daily working tool – not an annual exercise – to help run their part of the operation
  • Improve their reporting and delivery against budget
  • Create various types of budget and implement budgetary control
  • Understand the purpose and flow of creating a budget
  • Gain insights of cost behaviour


Module Contents

  • Purpose of a budget
  • Stages of budget development
  • The budget flow
  • Advantages and limitation of budget
  • Master budget template
  • Preparing the different types of budget
  • Sales budget
  • Cost of sales budget
  • Departmental budget
  • Cash budget
  • Purpose & function of a control system
  • Pro-active versus re-action control system

Unique features of this training course

  • Use of real life case studies to understand, prepare an effective budget
  • Limited class size to ensure one to one interaction

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Contact a programme advisor by calling
+65 6580 7700

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