To complete their CPA Congress experience, attendees benefited from our masterclasses. Masterclasses are designed so that you can master the skills needed to advance your career. CPA Congress will be back in 2020 with more masterclasses.
Positional power is on the decrease. Gone are the days of ‘command and control’, we now need to work on our personal power and win people’s hearts as well as minds. Facts tell, stories sell will help you develop your personal power.
In this session you will learn:
- Why ‘telling is not selling’
- How stories engage us emotionally and bring facts and figures to life
- How to increase engagement with stories
- Three story telling models and how you can apply them in your communication
- How to weave in your own personal stories to increase your credibility
This practical course covers issues such as using budgets to measure staff performance, linking budgets to the strategic planning process and a comparison of budgeting techniques. We explore the difference between budgets and forecasts, and learn how to create your own budget model, perform what-if analysis, break-even and budget scenarios.
In this practical course we will explore the difference between budgets and forecasts and attendees are encouraged to share their own experiences with the class. During the class, participants will build their own capital expenditure forecasting model to bring a practical application to the skills they have learned. The model will include capex shartpend, cashflow and depreciation calculations as well as scenarios and sensitivity testing.
- Budgeting and Forecasting Theory and Best Practice
- Budgets and Strategic Planning
- Management Reporting
- Budgeting Techniques
- Limitations of budgets
- Budgeting “Soft” Skills
- Budget and Forecast Modelling
- Phasing and seasonality in forecast models
- Scenarios - Stress-testing, break-even and sensitivity analysis
- Budgeting for Capital Expenditure and Depreciation
Enhance your core accounting and finance skills in the areas of tax, audit and assurance, compliance, financial planning, analysis and reporting.
Find out how to transform your business using improved processes and management skills, the latest technologies and shared services.
Refine your skills and become a highly productive, effective and well-rounded individual.
Hear the latest trends and opportunities specific to your sector, including corporate, SME, not for profit and public sector.
Become an outstanding finance leader by enhancing the power of innovation, successfully managing change and driving a high-performance culture.
Understand shifts in the domestic and global economy, the regulatory environment, the latest fraudulent activities, and consumer and competitive markets to build risk mitigation strategies.
Thursday 31 October - 1 November
ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
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