To raise the level of financial awareness of participants and enable them to use the financial information provided to make better short-term or long-term decisions in managing their businesses.
Benefits of attending
There is a greater need to understand financial information, particularly the balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statement as companies strive to enhance their shareholder value. Decisions made without properly understanding the financial implications may lead to reduced profits (or even losses) and a reduction in shareholder value. By raising financial awareness, participants are better able to manage businesses’ revenues, costs, profits and cash. Participants will also be able to use their new financial knowledge to make more effective decisions. This workshop will provide basic financial principles and cover generic financial management tools necessary for decision making. Learning is achieved via practical examples which reinforce the theory; case studies and short exercises; and topic-related internationally acclaimed videos which successfully simplify the financial topic for the non-financial person.
Understand the main components of a typical set of financial statements or annual report • Appreciate the key underlying accounting concepts used in the preparation of financial statements
Know how to interpret financial statements and analyse businesses using the 7-step approach • Perform a SWOT analysis using financial statements
Cash Operating Cycle
Understand the cash operating cycle and what affects a company’s cash flow • Manage the cash operating cycle
Know the different categories of costs which exist and their implication on costing • Understand costing concepts, and apply them in making business decisions
Investment Appraisal Tools
Understand the payback period, net present value and internal rate of return methods of project appraisal in decision making • Understand briefly the concepts of shareholder value, gearing and weighted average cost of capital
Profit versus Cash
Understand the difference between the impact on profit and cash of 15 typical transactions which companies undertake • Be clear on why cash is king!
Uncover and appreciate what some of the clear warning signals are in financial statements
Budgeting, Forex and Taxation
Have an appreciation of budgeting and the effects of foreign exchange movements and taxation on financial decisions ;VAT Training
Day 1 – Introduction – Financial statements – Business analysis
Day 2 – Cash operating cycle – Costing – Budgeting – Foreign exchange implications –
Day 3 – Investment appraisal tools – Business analysis case study – Profit versus Cash – Warning signals – VAT