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

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Stage IV - Planning & Implementation

Seminar-Nummer: 9.4 Seminardauer: 5 Tage
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Seminar-Nummer: 9.4
Train in a team how to implement all important controlling and management methods in practice.

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

Hybrid training format

The hybrid seminar Stage IV allows each participant to choose the training format best suited to their needs and combines the advantages of classroom and online training. Online and classroom participants meet in the seminar room and work together on the seminar content with a high degree of interaction.

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.



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.-Oec. Guido Kleinhietpaß

started working as controller for purchase and product management at Raab Karcher Holding. This evolved into the controlling of the business line „skin care“ at Degussa. There he was appointed as general project manager to increase efficiency. Since 2002 he is trainer and partner of CA Akademie AG. He has specialized in investment appraisal, financial analysis, transfer pricing, business planning and sales controlling. He was a founding member of “communication controlling“, a workgroup of the International Controllers Association (ICV). Since 2009 he was a member of the ICV evaluation council “Controlling-Wiki“ and from 2016 till the end of 2019 he was leading the council. Additionally he is also an author of the books "Controller Praxis", "Profit Center – Vertriebs-Controlling", "Controllers Best Practice – Verrechnungspreise" and "Verrechnungspreise: Im Spannungsfeld von Controlling und Steuern" and also of several specialized essays.

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.

Kontakt und Beratung

Martina Wiegand

Seminar-Nummer: 9.4

Seminardauer: 5 Tage
36 Bewertungen

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