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In this workshop you will learn the Finance concepts, tools and techniques that can help you make successful and efficient decisions.  This workshop offers exactly what you need to further your career and improve your financial skills.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for non-financial managers and professionals.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop you will:

  • Get a firm grasp of the numbers side of your job
  • Gain greater confidence with a working knowledge of business  financials
  • Learn how to “think finance” and translate performance into financial terms
  • Cultivate proactive working relationships with finance professionals and enhance your value to the organization
  • Understand the business dynamics of dollars and cents—and take initiatives that meet your short- and long-term goals
  • Learn key finance terms: assets, liabilities, capital, depreciation, capitalization, current ratio and others
  • Learn the accounting process: journals and ledgers, how debits and credits work
  • Learn accounting and finance principles
  • Develop working rules regarding your corporate financial statements
  • Know how to use the balance sheet to examine assets and liabilities
  • Be able to analyzing the income statement to assess revenues and expenses
  • Understand the statement of cash flow: sources and uses of funds
  • Know the difference between Debt and equity financing
  • Know how to keep your plan on target with budgetary controls
  • Use profit-planning tools, break-even analysis, financial forecasting
  • Understand Cash flow: where cash comes from and how it’s applied
  • Elements of cost accounting
  • Analyze payback method, discounted cash flow, present value and present value index in making profitable capital investment decisions
  • Understand the cost of capital

 

 

 

 

Workshop Outline:

 

Module 1: The Construction of Financial Statements & Their Interpretation

  • The Accounting Entity
  • Accounting Statements – The Language of Business
  • Financial Statements
  • Double entry Principle
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Journals And Ledgers
  • Distinction Between Assets and Expenses
  • Coat Allocations
  • Balance Sheet
  • Accruals Principle
    • How Transactions Affect The Balance Sheet
  • Debit and Credit : Rules
  • Transfer from Journals to “T” Account
  • The Income Statement (Profit & Loss)
    • Rules for Revenues and Expenses
    • Relations of Balance Sheet and Income Statement
    • Statement of Retained Earnings
  • When is Profit Profit?
  • Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Cash Flow Analysis
    • Operating Cash Flow System
    • Non-Operating Cash Flow

Module 2: Ratio Analysis:

 

  • Ratios categories
    • Liquidity Ratios
    • Asset management
    • Debt management
    • Profitability
    • Market value
  • ROA – Du Pont Pyramid

Module 3: COSTING & CONTRIBUTION ACCOUNTING

  • Costing Systems
  • Job Costing
  • Process Costing
  • BREAK EVEN ANALYSIS

Module 4: Cash Planning & Project Evaluation

  • Cash Planning
    • Cash Receipts And Payment Forecast Basis
    • Funds Flow Statements
  • What is capital budgeting?(CAPEX)
  • payback period
  • Cost of Capital
  • Capital Structure
    • Cost of Debt
    • Cost of Preferred Stock
    • Cost of Retained Earnings
    • Cost of New Stock
    • Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

Module 5: Time Value of Money

  • Future Value of Money
  • Present Value of Money
  • NPV method
  • Internal Rate of Return

Module 6: Valuation Methods

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Objectives

In this workshop you will learn How to set a strategy and understand the phases that a strategy goes through. This workshop will prepare participants to prepare and learn to choose the right strategy for the business. Specifically, it will provide:

 

  • The specific vocabulary of Strategic management
  • Sequential steps towards strategy formulation
  • Supporting tools and methodologies in the market by vendors and consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Top Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Senior Project Team Members

Workshop Topics:

  • What  is  strategy  and why  is  it  important?
  • Strategy Planning Phases
  • Phase 1: Developing a Strategic Vision
  • Phase 2: Setting Objectives
  • Phase 3: Crafting a Strategy
  • Phase 4: Implementing and Executing the Strategy
  • Phase 5: Evaluating Performance and Initiating Corrective Adjustments
  • Thinking  Strategically: The  Three  Big  Strategic  Questions
  • Making  Strategic  Choices
  • Strategic  Approaches  to  Building  Competitive  Advantage
  • Strategic  Approaches  to  Building  Competitive  Advantage
  • Developing  a  Strategic  Vision
  • Characteristics  of  a Mission  Statement
  • Linking  the  Vision With  Company  Values
  • Setting  Objectives
  • Characteristics  of  Objectives
  • Balanced  Scorecard  Approach – Strategic  and  Financial  Objectives
  • The  Hows  That Define  a  Firm’s  Strategy
  • Levels  of  Strategy-Making
  • Implementing  and  Executing  Strategy
  • Characteristics  of Good  Strategy  Execution
  • Evaluating  Performance  and Making  Corrective  Adjustments
  • Benefits  of  a  “Strategic Approach”  to  Managing
  • Analyzing  a  Company’s  External Environment
  • The  Components  of  a Company’s  Macroenvironment
  • What  Are  the  Typical Weapons  for  Competing ?
  • Factors  to  Consider  in Assessing  Industry  Attractiveness
  • Evaluating How Well a Company’s Present Strategy
    Is Working
  • Sizing Up a Company’s Resource Strengths and Weaknesses and Its External Opportunities and Threats
  • Analyzing Whether a Company’s Prices and Costs Are Competitive
  • Assessing a Company’s Competitive Strength
  • Identifying the Strategic Issues that Merit Managerial Attention
  • Evaluating How Well a Company’s Present Strategy
    Is Working
  • Sizing Up a Company’s Resource Strengths and Weaknesses and Its External Opportunities and Threats
  • Analyzing Whether a Company’s Prices and Costs Are Competitive
  • Assessing a Company’s Competitive Strength
  • Identifying the Strategic Issues that Merit Managerial Attention
  • Why Companies Expand into Foreign Markets
  • Cross-Country Differences in Cultural, Demographic, and Market Conditions
  • The Concepts of Multi-country Competition and Global Competition
  • Strategy Options for Entering and Competing in Foreign Markets
  • The Quest for Competitive Advantage in Foreign Markets

 

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