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Fast Closing Month-End and Year-End Accounts Training

BMC Training provides a training course in Fast Closing Month-End and Year-End Accounts in Finance , Accounting and Budgeting

Course Title
Venue
Start Date
End Date
  • Dubai
    27 - 10 - 2019
    31 - 10 - 2019
  • Paris
    27 - 10 - 2019
    31 - 10 - 2019
  • Hong Kong
    27 - 10 - 2019
    31 - 10 - 2019
  • Kuala Lumpur
    17 - 11 - 2019
    21 - 11 - 2019
  • Rome
    17 - 11 - 2019
    21 - 11 - 2019
  • Rome
    17 - 11 - 2019
    21 - 11 - 2019
  • Barcelona
    17 - 11 - 2019
    21 - 11 - 2019
  • Zurich
    17 - 11 - 2019
    21 - 11 - 2019
  • Dubai
    24 - 11 - 2019
    28 - 11 - 2019
  • Paris
    24 - 11 - 2019
    28 - 11 - 2019
  • Hong Kong
    24 - 11 - 2019
    28 - 11 - 2019
  • London
    3 - 11 - 2019
    7 - 11 - 2019
  • Madrid
    3 - 11 - 2019
    7 - 11 - 2019
  • Munich
    3 - 11 - 2019
    7 - 11 - 2019
  • Berlin
    3 - 11 - 2019
    7 - 11 - 2019
  • New York
    3 - 11 - 2019
    7 - 11 - 2019
  • Istanbul
    10 - 11 - 2019
    14 - 11 - 2019
  • Bali
    10 - 11 - 2019
    14 - 11 - 2019
  • Singapore
    10 - 11 - 2019
    14 - 11 - 2019
  • Washington
    10 - 11 - 2019
    14 - 11 - 2019
  • Dubai
    10 - 11 - 2019
    14 - 11 - 2019
  • Paris
    10 - 11 - 2019
    14 - 11 - 2019
  • Hong Kong
    10 - 11 - 2019
    14 - 11 - 2019
  • London
    15 - 12 - 2019
    19 - 12 - 2019
  • Madrid
    15 - 12 - 2019
    19 - 12 - 2019
  • Munich
    15 - 12 - 2019
    19 - 12 - 2019
  • Berlin
    15 - 12 - 2019
    19 - 12 - 2019
  • New York
    15 - 12 - 2019
    19 - 12 - 2019
  • Dubai
    22 - 12 - 2019
    26 - 12 - 2019
  • Paris
    22 - 12 - 2019
    26 - 12 - 2019
  • Hong Kong
    22 - 12 - 2019
    26 - 12 - 2019
  • Istanbul
    8 - 12 - 2019
    12 - 12 - 2019
  • Bali
    8 - 12 - 2019
    12 - 12 - 2019
  • Singapore
    8 - 12 - 2019
    12 - 12 - 2019
  • Washington
    8 - 12 - 2019
    12 - 12 - 2019
  • Kuala Lumpur
    1 - 12 - 2019
    5 - 12 - 2019
  • Rome
    1 - 12 - 2019
    5 - 12 - 2019
  • Rome
    1 - 12 - 2019
    5 - 12 - 2019
  • Barcelona
    1 - 12 - 2019
    5 - 12 - 2019
  • Zurich
    1 - 12 - 2019
    5 - 12 - 2019
  • Kuala Lumpur
    26 - 1 - 2020
    30 - 1 - 2020
  • Rome
    26 - 1 - 2020
    30 - 1 - 2020
  • Rome
    26 - 1 - 2020
    30 - 1 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    26 - 1 - 2020
    30 - 1 - 2020
  • Zurich
    26 - 1 - 2020
    30 - 1 - 2020
  • Dubai
    19 - 1 - 2020
    23 - 1 - 2020
  • Paris
    19 - 1 - 2020
    23 - 1 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    19 - 1 - 2020
    23 - 1 - 2020
  • London
    12 - 1 - 2020
    16 - 1 - 2020
  • Madrid
    12 - 1 - 2020
    16 - 1 - 2020
  • Munich
    12 - 1 - 2020
    16 - 1 - 2020
  • Berlin
    12 - 1 - 2020
    16 - 1 - 2020
  • New York
    12 - 1 - 2020
    16 - 1 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    5 - 1 - 2020
    9 - 1 - 2020
  • Bali
    5 - 1 - 2020
    9 - 1 - 2020
  • Singapore
    5 - 1 - 2020
    9 - 1 - 2020
  • Washington
    5 - 1 - 2020
    9 - 1 - 2020
  • Dubai
    5 - 1 - 2020
    9 - 1 - 2020
  • Paris
    5 - 1 - 2020
    9 - 1 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    5 - 1 - 2020
    9 - 1 - 2020
  • London
    23 - 2 - 2020
    27 - 2 - 2020
  • Madrid
    23 - 2 - 2020
    27 - 2 - 2020
  • Munich
    23 - 2 - 2020
    27 - 2 - 2020
  • Berlin
    23 - 2 - 2020
    27 - 2 - 2020
  • New York
    23 - 2 - 2020
    27 - 2 - 2020
  • Dubai
    16 - 2 - 2020
    20 - 2 - 2020
  • Paris
    16 - 2 - 2020
    20 - 2 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    16 - 2 - 2020
    20 - 2 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    9 - 2 - 2020
    13 - 2 - 2020
  • Bali
    9 - 2 - 2020
    13 - 2 - 2020
  • Singapore
    9 - 2 - 2020
    13 - 2 - 2020
  • Washington
    9 - 2 - 2020
    13 - 2 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    2 - 2 - 2020
    6 - 2 - 2020
  • Rome
    2 - 2 - 2020
    6 - 2 - 2020
  • Rome
    2 - 2 - 2020
    6 - 2 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    2 - 2 - 2020
    6 - 2 - 2020
  • Zurich
    2 - 2 - 2020
    6 - 2 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    15 - 3 - 2020
    19 - 3 - 2020
  • Rome
    15 - 3 - 2020
    19 - 3 - 2020
  • Rome
    15 - 3 - 2020
    19 - 3 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    15 - 3 - 2020
    19 - 3 - 2020
  • Zurich
    15 - 3 - 2020
    19 - 3 - 2020
  • Dubai
    8 - 3 - 2020
    12 - 3 - 2020
  • Paris
    8 - 3 - 2020
    12 - 3 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    8 - 3 - 2020
    12 - 3 - 2020
  • London
    1 - 3 - 2020
    5 - 3 - 2020
  • Madrid
    1 - 3 - 2020
    5 - 3 - 2020
  • Munich
    1 - 3 - 2020
    5 - 3 - 2020
  • Berlin
    1 - 3 - 2020
    5 - 3 - 2020
  • New York
    1 - 3 - 2020
    5 - 3 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    22 - 3 - 2020
    26 - 3 - 2020
  • Bali
    22 - 3 - 2020
    26 - 3 - 2020
  • Singapore
    22 - 3 - 2020
    26 - 3 - 2020
  • Washington
    22 - 3 - 2020
    26 - 3 - 2020
  • Dubai
    22 - 3 - 2020
    26 - 3 - 2020
  • Paris
    22 - 3 - 2020
    26 - 3 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    22 - 3 - 2020
    26 - 3 - 2020
  • London
    26 - 4 - 2020
    30 - 4 - 2020
  • Madrid
    26 - 4 - 2020
    30 - 4 - 2020
  • Munich
    26 - 4 - 2020
    30 - 4 - 2020
  • Berlin
    26 - 4 - 2020
    30 - 4 - 2020
  • New York
    26 - 4 - 2020
    30 - 4 - 2020
  • Dubai
    5 - 4 - 2020
    9 - 4 - 2020
  • Paris
    5 - 4 - 2020
    9 - 4 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    5 - 4 - 2020
    9 - 4 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    12 - 4 - 2020
    16 - 4 - 2020
  • Bali
    12 - 4 - 2020
    16 - 4 - 2020
  • Singapore
    12 - 4 - 2020
    16 - 4 - 2020
  • Washington
    12 - 4 - 2020
    16 - 4 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    19 - 4 - 2020
    23 - 4 - 2020
  • Rome
    19 - 4 - 2020
    23 - 4 - 2020
  • Rome
    19 - 4 - 2020
    23 - 4 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    19 - 4 - 2020
    23 - 4 - 2020
  • Zurich
    19 - 4 - 2020
    23 - 4 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    10 - 5 - 2020
    14 - 5 - 2020
  • Rome
    10 - 5 - 2020
    14 - 5 - 2020
  • Rome
    10 - 5 - 2020
    14 - 5 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    10 - 5 - 2020
    14 - 5 - 2020
  • Zurich
    10 - 5 - 2020
    14 - 5 - 2020
  • Dubai
    3 - 5 - 2020
    7 - 5 - 2020
  • Paris
    3 - 5 - 2020
    7 - 5 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    3 - 5 - 2020
    7 - 5 - 2020
  • London
    17 - 5 - 2020
    21 - 5 - 2020
  • Madrid
    17 - 5 - 2020
    21 - 5 - 2020
  • Munich
    17 - 5 - 2020
    21 - 5 - 2020
  • Berlin
    17 - 5 - 2020
    21 - 5 - 2020
  • New York
    17 - 5 - 2020
    21 - 5 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    24 - 5 - 2020
    28 - 5 - 2020
  • Bali
    24 - 5 - 2020
    28 - 5 - 2020
  • Singapore
    24 - 5 - 2020
    28 - 5 - 2020
  • Washington
    24 - 5 - 2020
    28 - 5 - 2020
  • Dubai
    24 - 5 - 2020
    28 - 5 - 2020
  • Paris
    24 - 5 - 2020
    28 - 5 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    24 - 5 - 2020
    28 - 5 - 2020
  • London
    14 - 6 - 2020
    18 - 6 - 2020
  • Madrid
    14 - 6 - 2020
    18 - 6 - 2020
  • Munich
    14 - 6 - 2020
    18 - 6 - 2020
  • Berlin
    14 - 6 - 2020
    18 - 6 - 2020
  • New York
    14 - 6 - 2020
    18 - 6 - 2020
  • Dubai
    21 - 6 - 2020
    25 - 6 - 2020
  • Paris
    21 - 6 - 2020
    25 - 6 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    21 - 6 - 2020
    25 - 6 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    28 - 6 - 2020
    2 - 7 - 2020
  • Bali
    28 - 6 - 2020
    2 - 7 - 2020
  • Singapore
    28 - 6 - 2020
    2 - 7 - 2020
  • Washington
    28 - 6 - 2020
    2 - 7 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    7 - 6 - 2020
    11 - 6 - 2020
  • Rome
    7 - 6 - 2020
    11 - 6 - 2020
  • Rome
    7 - 6 - 2020
    11 - 6 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    7 - 6 - 2020
    11 - 6 - 2020
  • Zurich
    7 - 6 - 2020
    11 - 6 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • Rome
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • Rome
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • Zurich
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • Dubai
    12 - 7 - 2020
    16 - 7 - 2020
  • Paris
    12 - 7 - 2020
    16 - 7 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    12 - 7 - 2020
    16 - 7 - 2020
  • Dubai
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Paris
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • Bali
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • Singapore
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • Washington
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • Dubai
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • Paris
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • London
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Madrid
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Munich
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Berlin
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • New York
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Dubai
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Paris
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    16 - 8 - 2020
    20 - 8 - 2020
  • Bali
    16 - 8 - 2020
    20 - 8 - 2020
  • Singapore
    16 - 8 - 2020
    20 - 8 - 2020
  • Washington
    16 - 8 - 2020
    20 - 8 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Rome
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Rome
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Zurich
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Rome
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Rome
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Zurich
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Dubai
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Paris
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • London
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Madrid
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Munich
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Berlin
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • New York
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Bali
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Singapore
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Washington
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Dubai
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Paris
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    4 - 10 - 2020
    8 - 10 - 2020
  • Bali
    4 - 10 - 2020
    8 - 10 - 2020
  • Singapore
    4 - 10 - 2020
    8 - 10 - 2020
  • Washington
    4 - 10 - 2020
    8 - 10 - 2020

Intorduction

This course provides an in-depth overview of the ‘Fast Close’ process, which is the ability of a modern, global organization to rapidly close the accounting books, collect, consolidate and, then publish its financial statements.

The ability of a company to produce its financial statements quicker has a variety of benefits such as being able to meet strict stock exchange regulations, being able to produce more timely information for strategic decisions, reducing costs, giving more time for review of the financial statements before they are published to reduce errors or strategic information being made available to competitors. This process is an indicator of management’s ability to execute its strategic plan in light of the availability of fast, reliable financial information, and also a proxy for good, well-implemented corporate governance.

This course will feature:

  • The different types of fast close and benefits
  • The development of the fast close process and identifying roadblocks
  • Change management and technological issues of a  fast close
  • Measuring and benchmarking the fast close process
  • Financial reporting issues including converting to IFRS and disclosure requirements

Objectives

  • Examine fast close processes, strategies and best practices
  • Consider organizational documentation policies and procedures
  • Understand the importance of fast close process on financial & operational decision-making
  • Provide faster and more accurate data for monthly and year-end account closings
  • Understand the importance of departmental requirements for financial reporting

Day One

Introduction to Fast Close Concepts

  • Different types and benefits
  • Steps needed to achieve a fast close
  • Analyzing and reviewing the current closing process
  • Redesigning the closing cycle
  • Finance function stakeholders, redesign and solutions

Day Two

Developing a Fast Close Strategy

  • Examining closing activities and requirements
  • Best practices in attaining fast close, soft close and virtual close
  • Optimizing charts of accounts and journal entry requirements
  • Organizing corporate resources to achieve fast close
  • Identifying potential roadblocks

Day Three

Managing Change and Utilizing Technology

  • Standardization, customization and centralization
  • Reviewing paradigms and the difficulties of effecting changes
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Change Management Exercises
  • Using technology to improve organizational redesign

Day Four

Operational Implementation of a Fast Close

  • Examining the pre-close and fast close processes
  • Adopting benchmark and other measurement standards
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Documenting fast close processes incorporating the utilization of checklists
  • Analytical Case Study

Day Five

Financial Reporting and On-Going Improvements to the Closing Process

  • Design and implementation of controls needed for financial reporting
  • Improving the closing process and adopting improvement measurements
  • Identifying management reporting criteria
  • Summary of the programme

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