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CPE Self-Study

Budgeting Systems and Mechanics

Publisher: AICPA
  • $35.00-$55.00
    Budgeting Systems and Mechanics Online Access Product #: 159885
    CGMA Holder: $35.00
    AICPA Member: $45.00
    Non-Member: $55.00

This course will help you identify the overall structural components of a budget. Through case studies and interactions, you will learn best practices for improving organizational effectiveness in developing and managing a well-conceived budget.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the basic whys and wherefores of a proper budget
  • Explore a variety of scenarios surrounding the context of budgeting
  • Build a controllable budget
  • List several ways to add value to your firm's planning process
  • List key concepts for improving the quality of decision-making regarding budget issues
  • Apply the Rule of 80/20 to speed up the budgeting process
  • Construct a plan for increasing the level of accountability in your budgeting process
  • Determine the underlying structure of your firm's budget system
  • Eliminate the concept of allocations from your budget process
  • Formulate a more meaningful cost analysis

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Preparation: None

About the Publisher

AICPA

About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.