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Fast Closing Monthly and Year-End Accounts Training

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

Course Title
Venue
Start Date
End Date
  • London
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Madrid
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Munich
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Berlin
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • New York
    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
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Paris
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Rome
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Zurich
    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
  • London
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Madrid
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Munich
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Berlin
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • New York
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Dubai
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Paris
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • London
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Madrid
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Munich
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Berlin
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • New York
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Rome
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Zurich
    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
    18 - 10 - 2020
    22 - 10 - 2020
  • Paris
    18 - 10 - 2020
    22 - 10 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    18 - 10 - 2020
    22 - 10 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    25 - 10 - 2020
    29 - 10 - 2020
  • Rome
    25 - 10 - 2020
    29 - 10 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    25 - 10 - 2020
    29 - 10 - 2020
  • Zurich
    25 - 10 - 2020
    29 - 10 - 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
  • London
    11 - 10 - 2020
    15 - 10 - 2020
  • Madrid
    11 - 10 - 2020
    15 - 10 - 2020
  • Munich
    11 - 10 - 2020
    15 - 10 - 2020
  • Berlin
    11 - 10 - 2020
    15 - 10 - 2020
  • New York
    11 - 10 - 2020
    15 - 10 - 2020
  • Dubai
    15 - 11 - 2020
    19 - 11 - 2020
  • Paris
    15 - 11 - 2020
    19 - 11 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    15 - 11 - 2020
    19 - 11 - 2020
  • London
    22 - 11 - 2020
    26 - 11 - 2020
  • Madrid
    22 - 11 - 2020
    26 - 11 - 2020
  • Munich
    22 - 11 - 2020
    26 - 11 - 2020
  • Berlin
    22 - 11 - 2020
    26 - 11 - 2020
  • New York
    22 - 11 - 2020
    26 - 11 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    1 - 11 - 2020
    5 - 11 - 2020
  • Rome
    1 - 11 - 2020
    5 - 11 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    1 - 11 - 2020
    5 - 11 - 2020
  • Zurich
    1 - 11 - 2020
    5 - 11 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    8 - 11 - 2020
    12 - 11 - 2020
  • Bali
    8 - 11 - 2020
    12 - 11 - 2020
  • Singapore
    8 - 11 - 2020
    12 - 11 - 2020
  • Washington
    8 - 11 - 2020
    12 - 11 - 2020
  • Dubai
    20 - 12 - 2020
    24 - 12 - 2020
  • Paris
    20 - 12 - 2020
    24 - 12 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    20 - 12 - 2020
    24 - 12 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    27 - 12 - 2020
    31 - 12 - 2020
  • Rome
    27 - 12 - 2020
    31 - 12 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    27 - 12 - 2020
    31 - 12 - 2020
  • Zurich
    27 - 12 - 2020
    31 - 12 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    13 - 12 - 2020
    17 - 12 - 2020
  • Bali
    13 - 12 - 2020
    17 - 12 - 2020
  • Singapore
    13 - 12 - 2020
    17 - 12 - 2020
  • Washington
    13 - 12 - 2020
    17 - 12 - 2020
  • London
    6 - 12 - 2020
    10 - 12 - 2020
  • Madrid
    6 - 12 - 2020
    10 - 12 - 2020
  • Munich
    6 - 12 - 2020
    10 - 12 - 2020
  • Berlin
    6 - 12 - 2020
    10 - 12 - 2020
  • New York
    6 - 12 - 2020
    10 - 12 - 2020

Introduction:

This program 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. This process is widely viewed not only as an indicator of management’s abilities to execute its strategic plan in light of the availability of fast, reliable financial information, but also a proxy for good, well-implemented corporate governance. This program will also review the mounting concerns and evidence that the “Fast Close” process, after a long period of sustained improvement, is now in a period of decline, due in large part to the impact of compliance, new accounting and reporting standards and the sheer increase in the volume and complexity of financial information that needs to be consolidated and reviewed.

Program Objectives:

By attending and participating in this program, delegates will be provided with an overview of the concepts and methodologies associated with the fast close process and gain insightful practical knowledge by being able to:

  • Understand the importance of the fast close process on financial and operational decision-making within an organization
  • Examine fast close processes, strategies and best practices as well as consideration of organizational documentation policies and procedures
  • Understand the importance of departmental requirements for financial reporting as well as the need for on-going improvements to the closing process
  • Provide faster and more accurate data for monthly and year-end account closings with the goal of enhancing communication with internal and external financial statement users

The Course:

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
  • Examining needs of stakeholders
  • Scope of problems for organizations
  • Process improvement practices
  • Process redesign tools and techniques

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

Managing Change and Utilizing Technology in Redesigning and Monitoring the Finance Function

  • Standardization, customization and centralization
  • Reviewing paradigms and the difficulties of effecting changes
  • Using technology to improve organizational redesign

Operational Implementation of a Fast Close

  • Examining the pre-close and fast close processes
  • Adopting benchmark and other measurement standards, including key performance indicators
  • Documenting fast close processes incorporating the utilization of checklists

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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