Stage IV - Planning & Implementation
Train in a team how to implement all important controlling and management methods in practice.

Stage IV - Planning & Implementation

Seminar-No. 9.4 Period: 5 Days
36 Evaluations

The controlling scene is characterized by a variety of revolutions. New challenges with the emergence of digitization, a changed role model in the sense of business partnering and modern organizational structures such as shared service centers are only three offers from a hardly manageable shopping cart of partly overlapping and contradictory controlling developments. Methods have to be implemented and skills adapted. It is important to overcome the hurdles between necessities and practice in day-to-day work.

Your benefits

  • In Stage IV – Planning & Implementation you will learn to apply the skills you have developed in stages I to III in a case study involving two divisions of a real company. In doing so you will gain experience that you can transfer into practice
  • You will update your knowledge about the latest developments in controlling and collaborate with your team of colleagues to analyze your own issues from your everyday controller experience
  • You obtain feedback from the group to ensure know-how transfer is secure
  • You’ll learn everything about “self-controlling” in the sense of a continuous improvement process (CIP) of the controller service

Workshop Content

I. Update of a Management Accounting System as Preparation for Planning

  • Analysis and design of both production and administration profit and cost centers (including activity-based costing)
  • Requirements and methodologies of a state-of-the-art product costing
  • Elements and structure of a decision- and responsibility-oriented management result account; harmonization of the income statement (internal/external)

II. Development of an Integrated Planning Concept

  • Core elements of a business plan
  • Inclusion of external requirements such as risk management, bank rating as per Basel II/III
  • Connecting strategic and operational planning
  • Design of a planning conference (excel-based)

III. Financial Controlling Part 1

  • Structure of a planned income statement, planned balance sheet and planned statement of cash flows to manage structural and free cash flow
  • Financial analysis using key figures
  • Planning and managing working capital using the Cash-to-Cash-Cycle (DSO, DPO, DIO)

IV. Financial Controlling Part 2

  • Management of financial risks (e.g. currencies, commodity prices, interest rates) with the help of financial derivatives: hedging via options, swaps and futures
  • Corporate financing (gearing, leverage, cost of capital)
  • Current highlights and lowlights of IFRS accounting using practical examples

V. Workshop on Current Trends in Controller Practice

  • Inventory of controlling relevant topics and prioritization
  • Problem solving in a team, presentations and discussions
  • Example topics: outsourcing / starting a shared service center, controlling intellectual capital, E-Commerce-Controlling, Green controlling, Opportunities and risks of digitization for controllers or other topics introduced by participants

VI. Controlling the Controller’s Work

  • Transparency in the controller’s service
  • Performance measurement and management for controllers
  • Balanced Scorecard for the controller’s service

Target groups

Stage IV – Planning & Implementation is adressed to managers and employees in controlling, financial accounting as well as in cost accounting, corporate planning, management information systems, business administration and development who want to expand their controlling knowledge in a practical way.



Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Klaus Eiselmayer

studied Industrial Engineering at the TU Graz University of Technology (Austria) where he also got his PhD. He worked for Technodat (IT), Porsche Salzburg and Magna (car industry), his last job there was head of finance and controlling. He started with CA Akademie AG in 1995 as trainer and became partner in 1997. Since 2012 he is board member and responsible for the trainer team. Dr. Eiselmayer is also board member of the IGC International Group of Controlling and the ICV International Association of Controllers. He specialized in business planning, management and financial accounting, value based management, presentation and moderation skills and teambuilding. He provides training and coaching in German and English language. From 2007-2013 he was editor of the Controller Magazin and board member of the publishing house VCW Verlag für ControllingWissen AG.

Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Pascher

is partner and trainer of CA Akademie AG and responsible manager for its International Program and CAonAir online training. He provides controlling and finance training in German, English, French and Spanish language. He assists companies in putting strategic, operational and financial controlling topics into practice. Furthermore, he is IBCS® certified trainer for better reporting and expert for clear presentations and business partnering. He specialized on project and sales controlling and psychological principles of clear communication and leadership competences for change projects. Dietmar Pascher is industrial engineer for informatics and business administration. First he worked as a sales controller for Frischeis AG, Austrias biggest retailer for furniture industry supplies. Second he joined KNAPP AG in Graz, Austria - world leading supplier for warehouse logistics – working as a project manager and controller for international projects. Before joining CA Akademie AG he was director of research and development for KNAPP AG.

Teilnehmerstimmen zu diesem Seminar
»Very good organized seminars with case studies to specific business cases and actual topics.«
Claudio Rossi, Rubner Holding AG - S.p.A.

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Seminar-No.: 9.4
Period: 5 Days
36 Evaluations

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