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FIN-118 Management Accounting in Telecommunications


*This course is also available as a live distance learning course*

A 5-day Training Program to provide participants with the concepts and tools of management accounting and its use to improve performance in today's competitive telecom environment.


  • Provide participants with the fundamental principles and roles of accounting and management accounting
  • Present tools and techniques of management accounting adapted to today's fast evolving telecommunications environment
  • Provide participants with the knowledge of costing, budgeting, planning and measuring performance
  • Equip participants with the fundamental principles of networks and how network elements drive costs
  • Present useful methods for project valuation


Fundamental principles of accounting

  • Fundamentals of financial statements
  • Income (profit & loss) statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Statement of retained earnings
  • Financial statement build-up exercise
  • Financial ratios

Management accounting

    • Role of management accounting
    • Differences with financial accounting
    • Impact on decision and strategy

    Cost accounting

      • Types of costs
      • Revenue recognition and cost allocation
      • Costing methods

      Network overview: What to cost

        • Network generalities
        • The evolution of wireless networks
        • 2G networks
        • 2.5G networks
        • 3G networks
        • 4G networks

        Activity Based Costing (ABC)

          • Definition
          • Systems
          • Cost and cost drivers
          • Telecom case

          Budgets and budgeting

            • Types of budget
            • Main components of budgets
            • Financial models
            • Budget vs. forecast
            • Variance analysis
            • Latest budgeting trends

            Strategic measurement systems

              • Fundamentals of strategic measurement systems
              • Balanced scorecard
              • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
              • Dashboards
              • Role of finance
              • Benefits of balanced scorecards in budgeting

              Analyzing business investments

                • Investment analysis
                • Cost of capital and hurdle rate
                • Analysis methods and tools

                Target Audience

                • Telecommunications managers and executives looking to complement their skill-set by gaining a good understanding of management accounting


                A combination of engaging activities and dynamic presentations to stimulate and maximize participants' learning.



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