Management Accountant: The Strategic Partner

28 - 29 Aug 2019Wellington$2099 + GST
24 - 25 Sep 2019Auckland$2099 + GST
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Overview and discussion: Understanding the context MAs operate in now

  • The macroeconomic environment: How does what’s happening out there affect what’s happening in your organisation?
  • Analysing the shift in the MA’s role
  • The expectations and responsibilities that come with it
     

Core skills of Management Accounting:


Understanding Key Business Drivers: Data for financial analysis

  • Identifying the information you need
  • Building your data gathering tool box: Pros and cons of popular approaches
  • Getting the right snapshot from your dashboards
  • Working around limitations

 

Developing your Balanced Scorecard

  • Effective design and core components checklist
  • Cascading your scorecard
  • Cost management: Addressing budgeting issues

 

The practicalities of moving away from traditional budgets

  • Creating a lean budget
  • Accuracy in forward looking forecasting

 

Understanding the impact of change: Modelling scenarios

  • Acknowledging challenges and tackling inefficiencies in the process
  • Bringing in a functional expert: When, how and why?

 

Streamlining reporting practices

  • KPI reporting: Identifying and implementing benchmarks to report against
  • Dealing with the continuous need for information
  • Establishing what needs to be included in your reports and what doesn’t
  • Making your information “management friendly”


Becoming a Strategic Partner


Thinking Strategically

  • Core elements of successful business strategy
  • Some strategic thinking tools.
  • Understanding links between Operational strategy and Strategic management?
  • Identifying key stakeholders and what they need to know

 

Engaging Strategically

  • Establishing yourself as a Trusted Adviser and Business Partner
  • The science and art of influence and persuasion
  • Powerful Questioning: Shifting peoples thinking with the questions you ask.
  • Communicating well with non-financial professionals.
  • Enabling strategic decision-making

 

An introduction to change management

  • What drives change?
  • Change models: conventional and non conventional.
  • Understanding and working with resistance.
  • Helpful implementation hints and tips.
  • A management accountant’s contribution to change?

 

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