A Useful Guide to Budgeting

Author: Bob Shiers
ISBN: 978-1-909025-03-5


During recent years, more and more organisations have devolved budget responsibility to junior and middle managers. Providing that the process is well managed and the new budget-holders are given appropriate information and training, this must surely be a good idea. This guide is intended for those junior and middle manager budget-holders and their direct reports. It does not attempt to cover multi-million pound long-term strategies, although the principles may still be useful. The guide refers to the workplace but the ideas are just as applicable at home, and domestic examples that many of us have in common are used to clarify some points.

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Contribute towards the production of a budget that will help to manage the department/function cost-effectively
  • Manage by exception and therefore save time and reduce potential stress
  • Plan for the unexpected
  • Make your case to senior managers

  • About the Author

    Bob Shiers has been a Head of Section for the Industrial Society as well as the manager of, what was then, the largest food processing plant in Europe with a £50 million annual budget, 850 people, and state of the art equipment.

    He is the also the author of:

  • A Useful Guide to Appraisals
  • A Useful Guide to Feedback
  • A Useful Guide to Induction
  • A Useful Guide to Managing Money
  • A Useful Guide to Managing People
  • A Useful Guide to Training Needs Analysis
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