Ahead Education - Smart Executive Training

Practical details

Course duration: 1 day

​Teaching language: English

Package: training session, lunch, printed material, PDF presentations, a certificate of completion, and unlimited contact with the lecturer after the training for advice.

Open Enrolment

Upcoming sessions:

DateLocation   VenuePrice
Saturday, 4 February 2017BrusselsHotel Izan Avnue Louise, Rue Blanche 4, 1000 Brussels€130 Excl. VAT
Thursday, 2 March 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 1 April 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Sunday, 30 April 2017DubaiTo be announced€185 NO VAT
Thursday, 1 June 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 10 June 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 5 August 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Thursday, 7 September 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 7 October 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Thursday, 9 November 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Sunday, 19 November 2017DubaiTo be announced€185 NO VAT
Saturday, 9 December 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT


  • Book any two trainings simultaneously for a total discount of 10%, 3 trainings simultaneously for a total discount of 15%. Click here to see the other training offerings.
  • ​Group bookings: 2 people (-5%), 3 people (-10%), 4 or more persons (-15%)
  • Both discounts can be combined

How to register & cancellation policy

To participate at one or more of our trainings, please e-mail our program manager: olga.simakovich@ahead-education.eu indicating which training(s) and date(s) you or other participants wish to attend. We will contact you back in order to have the necessary information to make a reservation and issue an invoice. After registration, it is possible to cancel before the training date, a full refund would be issued.

In-company solution

All our courses are available in in-company format, anywhere in the world, with up to 15 attendees. Our in-company trainings are customized together with your company, in order to reflect the specific situation, needs, industry, and maximize the benefit of your employees. Our daily price range is between €1,500 and €2,250 depending on your company location, further discounts are possible. If interested, please send an e-mail to our program manager: olga.simakovich@ahead-education.eu or call us on +32 2 450 71 22.​​

About this course

Planning, controlling, and deciding are key functions of a manager. Any decision should be made based on objective assessment from key figures and facts. A reliable system of management accounting, where decisions are made based on relevant measurement, is the backbone for a sustainable operation of a company, and should assist managers in every step of their work.

​This one-day training will help you learn analyzing costs, the budgeting process, setup a performance system, and eventually evaluate the operation of a unit or company in order to make well-informed business decisions. The different models in this training apply to all sections of an organization with cases applied to both goods and service companies.

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What attendees say about our courses...

Who should attend

Any employee of all levels wishing to understand cost management, to interpret an organization or team's operational performance through budgets and KPI's, and to construct a master budget.

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The two-day course 'Finance for Non-financial' by Ahead Education helped me gain more knowledge and insight into finance.

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Key benefits

  • Apply management accounting costing tools to improve your budgeting skills
  • Demonstrate the added-value of your department with solid numbers
  • Learn and adapt a balanced scorecard approach to management
  • Measure the performance of your department or organization through KPI's
  • Improve your sales forecasting with the use of management accounting tools
  • Understand the budgeting process flow and how it relates to business strategy
  • Apply different budgeting methods and analyze variances

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Our methodology

  • Our trainings balance between solid academic information and practical real-life situations
  • We will look at different company sizes of different sectors
  • We encourage open discussion and contribution, every discussion opens room for learning for the attendee and the trainer alike
  • Copies (hard & soft) are shared with the attendees for later review
  • ​Our lecturer is fully available through e-mail or phone for further assistance or coaching after the training

I had no backgrounds at all in finance and this weekend gave me the opportunity to have a large and intense overview of what is finance.

Excellent content and delivery, friendly atmosphere and engaging learning!

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I strongly recommend taking this course for those wishing to learn ISO and quality. Great value for money.

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Course content

  • Traditional costing systems
  • ​Activity-based costing & variants
  • ​Total cost of ownership
  • ​Cost-volume-profit & breakeven analysis
  • Balanced scorecard and KPI setup
  • Budgeting process: timeframe, inputs, deliverables
  • Variance analysis
  • Profit planning, activity-based budgeting, and flexible budgeting
  • ​Constructing a master budget
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