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F001 2-Day Master Class on Achieving Financial Operational Excellence


Workshop - 2 Days

28 & 29 September 2017 YANGON

Thu & Fri

Trainer: Gary Sng


In this dynamic and changing environment, for a growing company to succeed, the Finance function has to be progressive, providing value added service and advice to support management in its decision making.

This workshop will look at how Finance can be more than a support function and be a business partner to the organisation in the areas of budgeting, cash management and performance management using practical approaches that will allow the company to make better informed decisions.

Who Should Attend

Participants would typically come from the following functions:

  • Senior Accountants & Finance Managers

  • Financial Controllers & Business Controllers

  • CFOs & Finance Directors

  • Accounting and Finance teams

Learning Outcomes

Over two days of both instructor led insights, discussions and case studies

participants can expect to learn the following :

  • Developing an effective budgeting and forecasting system

  • Developing an effective cash flow forecasting system

  • Developing an effective performance management system

The workshop will provide guidance and advice from an expert, focusing on practical methods and tools you can take to work immediately and plenty of opportunities for questions and to consult the expert on how to lead a highly effective Finance team for your business.

Course Schedule



  • Developing good budgeting techniques

  • Understanding the drivers for the budgets

  • Bottoms up vs Top down budgeting

  • Difference between budgeting & forecasting

  • Monitoring budgets & forecasts


  • Developing good cash flow forecasting techniques

  • Understanding the Drivers for Cash Flow

  • Developing effective techniques for improving cash flow

  • Monitoring cash flow for greater liquidity



  • Understanding the business and identifying key business drivers

  • Developing effective Key Performance Indicators

  • Collection and analysis of data

  • Developing action plans to address identified issues


  • Developing effective management reports

  • Identifying key business and management drivers for decision making

  • Enhanced financial reporting

  • Segmented financial reporting


  • Review key concepts learnt during the workshop

  • Develop practical strategies for use back at work

  • Rounding up key learning points and gathering feedback

Course Fees

USD1,000 per pax for this 2-Day Master Class

Note: The course fees include 2 tea-breaks and 1 buffet lunch per day at the Sule Shangri-la Hotel, Yangon.

About the Trainer

Gary Sng has more than 20 years of Accounting and Finance experience, working with government and global MNCs.

Gary is currently the director of Grayink Consulting, a boutique business and management consultancy firm that specializes in providing Virtual CFO services to companies, especially startups and growing SMEs. Grayink provides the financial, business and strategic partnership to companies in order for them to meet their business objectives and support their growth. Grayink sees itself not as a service provider or an outsourced function but an extension of the companies’ core team.

Starting off his career with KPMG, he has worked with the Ministry of Finance as well as European MNCs like SCA Packaging. He was based in Copenhagen, Denmark for about 6 years with a global aviation MRO company where he had to set up and lead an entire Finance team of about 25 people. He has also worked with US MNCs like Sungard and Covance, one of the biggest IT Systems company and Pharmaceutical CRO respectively.

Gary specialises in setting up entire Finance Teams from ground zero and developing processes and controls to complement the business environment. He also assists companies with their ERP implementation and marries the business process with the accounting environment.

Gary also has extensive experience assisting companies that are looking to implement shared services within their organisation.

Gary is a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a Professional Singapore Certified Management Consultant (PSCMC) of TUV-SUD Singapore.

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