American Management Association Seminars

Seminar No: 01215 -XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.2
Length: 2 days

Particularly useful in today’s economic uncertainty, this course will help you manage information for increased profits!

This advanced course emphasizes just-in-time information, dynamic budgeting and forecasting, statistical applications and the use and control of financial information.

Vice presidents of finance, controllers with at least two years of controllership experience, treasurers, chief accountants and alumni of AMA's The Controller’s Job in Today’s Environment.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Get the techniques to translate corporate strategies into workable budgets and operational plans
  • Step into an important new role: Growth manager
  • Improve decision making in the face of uncertainty
  • Control costs and deploy resources more effectively
  • Become an active participant in strategic planning

What You Will Cover:

  • Current accounting issues
  • Financial organization, reporting and information management
  • State-of-the-art statistical information techniques
  • Alternatives to standard A/R and A/P: Purchase and sales order controls, EDI and EFT systems
  • Alternatives to monthly close
  • How to set up a managerial information network
  • Dynamic planning, budgeting and forecasting

Extended/Detailed Seminar Outline

Learning Objectives

  • Get the Techniques to Translate Corporate Strategies into Workable Budgets and Operational Plans
  • Step into an Important New Corporate Role: Growth Manager
  • Improve Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty
  • Control Costs and Deploy Resources More Effectively
  • Become an Active Participant in Strategic Planning
Current Accounting Strategies
  • Understand Management Accounting
  • Analyze the Relationship of Management Accounting and GAAP Accounting
  • Develop and Learn the Flow Concept of Information
  • Review the Flows of Information in GAAP Accounting
  • Understand the Eleven Information Segments Required
  • Understand Accounting’s Position in Current Organizations
  • Understand the Changes in Approaches to A/P and A/R
  • Understand the Relationship of the Various Segments of Business to the Controller
  • Realize the Power Position of Information
Information Flow Alternatives
  • Understand the Flow Control Related to the Procurement Function
  • Determine the Controller’s Relationship in Controls and Processes
  • Understand the Three Flows and Their Relationship to the GL Process
  • Learn the Use of EDI and EFT Processes
  • Discuss A/R and the Evolution to Control and Automation
Information as a Corporate Resource
  • Understand the Role of Information in the Modern Organization
  • Learn the Evolution of Information Processes
  • Understand the Position of Information Resource Centers in the Organization
  • Understand the Use of Relational Database Techniques
Dynamic Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Develop the Process of Objective Setting and Relate That to Planning
  • Learn the Flow Process of Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Understand Approaches to the Budgeting Process
  • Understand the Process of Dynamic Use of Information
  • Understand Dynamic Planning, Forecasting, and Budgeting Using the Internet
  • Understand the Use of Statistics in Finance
  • Learn the Techniques Used in Statistics in Finance
  • Understand the Applications Best Suited for Statistical Techniques
Future Controllership Strategies
  • Discuss Future Strategies for Controllership
  • Analyze the Changes in Information Strategies
  • Grasp the Implications of Change on the Controllership Function
  • Understand the Opportunities Provided by the Changes
  • Realize the Power Position of the Controllership Process
  • Consider Future Strategies in Relation to Current Operating Position

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Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed below. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.

New York
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1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
8655 west higgins rd
Chicago, IL 60631

San Francisco
AMA executive Conference Center is located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel
55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
San Francisco, CA 94103

AMA Executive Conference Center
Address: 1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
City, State, Zip: Atlanta, GA 30309

Washington, DC
Arlington, Virginia
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202

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If you cannot attend a seminar you can contact AMA in advance to transfer to a future session, or you can send someone to take your place. If you need to cancel your attendance, AMA will give you a complete refund if you cancel more than three weeks before your seminar begins. To cancel, simply email us at . If you cancel with less than three weeks’ advance notice, you will be liable for the entire seminar fee. Once your payment has been received, you may request a courtesy transfer to use at any future AMA seminar of equal or lesser length. The courtesy transfer must be used within one year of the date of your originally scheduled seminar. In fairness to all attendees, if you do not attend a seminar session for which you are confirmed and do not contact AMA to cancel in advance, you will be charged the entire seminar fee.

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