Course Overview 

- To give executives who are neither accounting nor financial experts an understanding of the financial consequences of strategic decisions and to equip them with tools to integrate the financial approach into their decision-making.

- To demystify financial jargon and concepts for non-finance managers. At the end of the course, you will be able to speak the same language as your accounting & finance colleagues, understand performance metrics, read and use company reports, and grasp other managerial accounting issues.

- Case studies are used extensively throughout to illustrate theory and learn from real world situations. The course will consist of formal lecture, participative discussion and debate.

 

Day 1:


Understand the concept of shareholder value creation
- Introduction to McKinsey’s 4 cornerstones of corporate finance
- Recognize how corporate strategy drives financial valuation
- Manage the Company for economic value add

Explore accounting concepts and principles
- Characteristic of good financial statements
- Accrual vs cash concepts
- Accounting standards and guidelines
- Review financial statement from listed companies
- Discover how to interpret the information to manage more effectively
- Red flags to identify possible financial shenanigans
- Uses and limitations of financial statements

 

Day 2:

Explore internal audit cycles and what to look for
- Internal controls measures are effective and adequate 
- Proper risk management systems 

- Corporate governance disclosure 

Segment reporting
- Understand drivers of profitability 
- Re-classify financial statement items

Ratios Analysis and Trend Analysis
- Profitability ratios 
- Liquidity ratios 

- Efficiency ratios

Understanding time value of money
- Time cost of money 

- Compound interest and future values

Appraising corporate investments
- Payback Period 

- Net Present Value 

- Internal Rate of Returns 

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