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Managers and financial information: management decisions, budget planning and controls


This seminar is intended to give non-accounting managers a clearer idea of how financial information can be leveraged to make better decisions, using the planning and control dimensions of managerial accounting. You will develop the ability to assess problems within your organization, analyze their scope and recommend realistic solutions.

You will become more familiar with cost behaviour, forecasting and budget use. And you will learn about the role and implications of management control, as well as the most popular tools for measuring profitability and making cost-effective decisions.


$1,695 + taxes


Two days – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

On-site, Downtown
Hélène-Desmarais Building

April 16, 17, 2024

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  • Become proficient in management control tools and forecasting techniques.
  • Assess and measure the cost-effectiveness of business decisions.
  • Understand how to use budgets as a management tool.
  • Compare the ROI of various investment projects.

Is this for you?

  • Managers
  • Mid-level and senior executives

This seminar is for you if:

  • You are not an accounting professional but you wish to become better acquainted with management controls and financial reporting.

Special features

  • Rife with practical information to enhance your managerial credibility.
  • Excellent as a complement to the seminar on Financial Literary for Non-Financial Managers.


Hugo Lesley
Hugo Lesley
MBA, CPA Auditor
Full-Time Lecturer, HEC Montréal
  • Distinction between variable and controllable costs
  • Profit margins: Driving the bottom line and operational decision-making
  • Budget process: A customized tool to suit specific needs
  • Examining the relationship between revenue and cost
  • Budget tracking: Flagging problems before they escalate
  • Meeting budget targets: Analyzing variances and course-correcting where needed
  • Investment management: Determining the ROI of major projects
  • Dynamic mix of pedagogical techniques
  • Concept-oriented discussions
  • Case studies
  • Practical, real-life examples

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

This seminar is not intended for accounting professionals.

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