Inhouse Seminar: Controlling for Non-Financials

As a specialist in a department, as an assistant to a manager, as a book keeper or administrative employee, you need more and more knowledge and skills in the field of controlling. So far, your contact with Controlling has taken place only rarely or possibly not at all. You are increasingly aware of benefits of controlling knowledge and therefore looking for a better understanding of which controlling tools can be used for what purpose and with what benefit. You expect information on control-relevant key figures and instruments as well as on their implementation in practice.

Your benefits

  • The Controlling for Non-Financials seminar gives you an overview of the knowledge required for departmental/cost center managers and the corresponding methodological competence.
  • The training provides you with an introduction to the controlling world and the corresponding technical language.
  • During the Controlling for Non-Financials seminar you will understand what a controller service is, which tools controllers use and how they can be used by your own or for you.
  • You will gain an elementary understanding of the tasks, competencies and responsibilities of the controller.

Seminar content

  • The importance of controlling and the role of controllers as business partners of management
  • Shaping cooperation between the specialist department and controlling
  • Dependencies and overlaps between accounting and controlling
  • Core accounting functions and terms (receivables, payables, fixed (noncurrent) assets, income and expenses, chart of accounts, depreciation, cash flow)
  • Development of profit plan, financial plan, cash flow statement and balance sheet plan; getting to know one’s own role in these topics
  • Fundamentals of cost accounting (profit centers, service centers, cost centers, cost types, allocations and internal accounting)
  • Full cost and partial cost accounting with business management consequences
  • Controlling instruments as budgeting, monthly report, deviation analysis and forecast as well as how to deal with them
  • Application of profitability and investment calculation
  • Calculation of the company’s profit requirement
  • Product Costing – direct and indirect costs / direct and overhead costs, overhead rates, sales price calculation etc
  • Imputed depreciation and imputed interest (versus balance sheet approaches)
  • Understand internal charging and distinguish it from pure cost allocations
  • Significance and meaning of key performance indicators (KPIs)

Target group

The Controlling for Non-Financials seminar is aimed at “Non-Financials”, specialists and assistants from a wide variety of corporate divisions, as well as accountants who want to make a first introduction to the world of controlling and who do not have any specific controlling training. For all those who would like to continue this in-depth training, Stage I of our CA Diploma program offers the ideal content in five levels.