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Understanding and Preventing Budget Calamities


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Accounting - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  Personal Development |  ACPEN Industry Institute
Speaker:
Bob Mims, CPA
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
2 Hours

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Description

The budgeting process can be a time consuming and frustrating process for accountants.  The constraints and pressures can lead to poor decisions in both the technical and human components.  This session will cover:

Understanding and Preventing Budget Calamities
•    Most of us lead or participate in the budget process at least annually.  Inherent flaws exist in the standard budget building process that you can solved by recognizing them and committing to solutions.  

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Define the budget process
    • Understand varying budget cultures and choosing the right one for your organization
    • Walk through a 12-step cure for the typical Budgetaholic
    • Use Balanced Scorecard Budgeting
  • How to build a model that works
    • How the right Chart of Accounts can simplify your work 
    • Building a volume sensitive model
    • Budgeting to GAAP and for Board understanding
    • Efficiently modeling payroll and benefits
    • Identifying controllable and uncontrollable expenses
    • Using variables to stress test your budget
  • Understanding core personality types
    • Learning the type of person you are
    • Managing and coping with the budget team
    • Dealing with A, B and C players
    • Connecting through disconnection
  • Identifying the ‘big picture” and your communications role 
    • Communicating so others can understand us
    • Understanding a presentation’s anatomy 
    • Tips and tricks for budget presentation

Major Subjects
  • Budget defining,
  • Budget cultures
  • Tacticle budget issues
  • Ideas for budget solutions and process solutions
  • Understanding people in the budget process
  • Communicating your budget to non financial types

Course Materials

Speaker

Bob Mims, CPA's Profile

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Bob Mims, CPA, is an entrepreneur and accounting/management executive based in Memphis, TN. He has served as a financial consultant across various industries in the role of planning, modeling and CFO capacities.  Bob has had the privilege of serving as chair on an AICPA committee and on two FASB advisory committees.  During his ten years with the accounting firm KPMG, he was selected national instructor of the year on three occasions. 
Bob graduated from the University of Mississippi, and enjoys outdoor sports with his wife, 5 children, 2 service dogs, and a 20-pound cat named ‘Squirt’.
 


Dates

Wed, Jun 19, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm CDT
Sat, Jun 22, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Thu, Jun 27, 2024 - 05:00pm to 06:49pm CDT
Thu, Jul 25, 2024 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CDT
Thu, Aug 08, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm CDT
Mon, Aug 19, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Thu, Sep 05, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CDT
Sat, Sep 14, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Fri, Sep 20, 2024 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CDT
Fri, Oct 04, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm CDT
Tue, Oct 22, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Fri, Nov 08, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CST
Tue, Nov 19, 2024 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CST
Wed, Dec 04, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm CST
Thu, Dec 12, 2024 - 05:00pm to 06:49pm CST
Fri, Dec 20, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CST
Sat, Dec 21, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:49am CST
Sat, Jan 11, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:49am CST
Mon, Jan 13, 2025 - 08:00am to 09:49am CST
Fri, Jan 24, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:49am CST
Thu, Feb 06, 2025 - 06:00pm to 07:49pm CST
Tue, Feb 18, 2025 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm CST
Thu, Mar 13, 2025 - 08:00am to 09:49am CDT
Wed, Mar 26, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:49am CDT
Thu, Apr 03, 2025 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm CDT
Fri, Apr 18, 2025 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm CDT
Wed, May 14, 2025 - 08:00am to 09:49am CDT
Thu, May 29, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:49am CDT
Tue, Jun 03, 2025 - 06:00pm to 07:49pm CDT
Sat, Jun 07, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:49am CDT
Fri, Jun 13, 2025 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm CDT
Thu, Jun 26, 2025 - 08:00am to 09:49am CDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Current and aspiring CFO's and Controllers and/or Finance related professionals involved in teh budget process
Original Recording Date 08/08/2022
Course Developer The Knowledge Institute
Date Added to Catalog 08/02/2022
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints. anne.taylor@acpen.com, (972-377-8199). 


Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org


Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based


Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration


Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or help@acpen.com if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer. 


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Course Schedule

This course contains no breaks.

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"Great approach/presentation for a tough subject to teach"