Seminar for nonfinancial managers in all business segments who hold responsibility for revenue, results or profits.


Financial results are not just bottom-line variables at the end of the year. Financial results of an organization have to be planned and actively influenced. The financial effects have to undergo controlling.

This seminar provides systematic, practical understanding of the relevant instruments in the fields of finance, accounting, controlling and profit and result management. Exercises and smaller case studies with IT tools help cement lessons learned and foster application in participants’ companies.


Overview of Financial Management

  • Financial management as part of integrated business administration
  • Instruments and methods for managing profits, results, cash-flow, liquidity and shareholder value
  • Superior goals as targets

Financial Management Tools

Proper use of financial tools to get the financial situation of the firm under control.

  • Comprehensive use of balance sheets, profit and loss statements and financial reports
  • Overview of accounting standards and accounting practices
  • Financial management with performance ratios
  • Flow of funds statements (cash flow statements)

Cost Accounting

  • Characteristics, functions and basics of cost accounting
  • Cost allocation (object of costing, cost accumulation, cost apportionment)
  • Full costing and direct costing
  • Activity based costing
  • Calculation systems with marginal costs and contribution margins
  • Managerial accounting
  • Break-even analyses

Planning and Budgeting

  • Development of effective planning and budgeting systems
  • Planning as a tool for coordination and controlling

Investments and Cost Effectiveness Analysis

  • Investment planning
  • Methods of cost effectiveness analysis

Strategic and Value Based Controlling

  • Developing strategic controlling tools
  • Using balanced scorecards (BSC) to operationalize strategies
  • Performance Controlling
  • Sustainable enhancement in value

Profit Management

  • Profit goals and profit potentials
  • Levers of active profit management
  • Profit improvement programs
  • Customer orientation opposed to result orientation

Achieving Results

Executives who are responsible for a company or for a business unit have to deliver results. How can they achieve results?

  • Procedures to ensure liquidity
  • Ways, concepts and processes for increasing profit, cash-flow and result contributions
  • Influencing factors and actions to achieve profitability goals
  • How to get financing: Professional presentation of investment and business proposals
  • Corporate value: Contribution to lasting value added

Information und Beratung

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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Program Fees: CHF 4500 (plus 8.1% VAT for seminars in Switzerland)
    Invoicing in EUR possible (depending on current currency rate)

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