Lean Finance
  • Cost control and performance management - Know how to perform variance calculations, fixed/variable analysis and calculate a break-even point – Know and be able to use the cost and performance control levers
  • Data analytics, statistics, data analysis - Fundamental knowledge of statistics, data analysis (including correlation, regression and categorizing) and forecasting methods - Growth (decline) - Index calculations.
  • Forecasting methods - Build the forecast & re-forecast, the budget, the MTP and organize forecasting cycle activities
  • Internal Control - Know and implement internal control policies and the associated control system. Know how to implement internal controls. Key internal control processes and concepts (COSO, segregation of duties, delegation, etc.).
  • Operational flows and processes -
  • Spreadsheet for finance (Excel ) - Master the spreadsheet tool for finance

Target audience

- Accounting managers
- Consolidation and Accounting Directors
- Financial managers
- Management controllers

2 day

New training


This training does not require any particular prerequisite.


– Know the objectives and concept of Lean 6-sigma
– Have a methodology to implement Lean initiatives in Finance
– Understand change management with respect to the roles and responsibilities of Management Control

Detailed content

> Les particularités des processus Finance : contexte et enjeux

– Des processus peu visibles (dématérialisés), pesants
– Des clients pas toujours clairement identifiés
– Des contraintes « réglementaires » sans bénéfice pour les acteurs
– Quel contexte et quels sont les enjeux ?

> Lean and 6-Sigma

– Lean (eliminate wash and simplify processes)
– 6 Sigma
– Introduction to basic tools (VSM, 5S, Standards, etc.)

> The 3 M (Muda, Muri, Mura)

– Application to Finance
– Case study (performance review)

> A robust project management

– DMAIC available tools
– Why it matters
– Case study (Mid Term Plan)

> Animation and visual planning

– Tools (SQCDP, QRQC, 5S, OJT)
– Case study (day-to-day management)

> Summary case study

Why should you attend?

Continuous improvement initiatives are moving from industrial and supply-chain operational functions to support. Finance is a typical function in which aligning processes with internal customers needs and developing a “service mindset” is important.
Take a step aside and look differently at your day-to-day business to find changing opportunities and learn how continuous improvement can help you transform your organization into an active business partner.

Méthode pédagogique et moyen de suivi

Dynamic and alternating theoretical and practical training session, in which trainees can share their experience and adapt the content to their own business environment.
Assessment questionnaire.
A training certificate is delivered at the end of the session.

The trainer is available by e-mail and telephone to answer any follow-up questions participants may have.


1630 € Excl. VAT – 1956 € Incl. VAT



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Jonathan C.