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Richard Jacob

  • 2 Days of training
  • E-Certificate of Completion
  • E-Training manual
  • HRDF Approved & Claimable

Course Objectives

  • Insight into the key financial statements – the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement to enable good communication with the finance department and contribute effectively to the company
  • Demystify the myth that ‘financial concepts” are complex
  • Learn finance from a “business perspective”
  • Understand how the numbers are generated, how they can be manipulated
  • Evaluation and assessment methods of financial statements using effective ‘basic analysis’ and fundamental financial ratios.
  • Great appreciation for working capital management and operating working capital and why it is important in critical times of uncertainty.
  • The Key Financial KPIs
  • Knowledge of types of costs, profit and breakeven as financial tools
  • Get an insight into costs concepts and marginal costing for effective decision making
  • Understand the importance of budgets and forecasts and it’s drivers and controllers
  • Learn the difference between OPEX and CAPEX and how to evaluate CAPEX projects

Target Audience

Executives, Managers, Directors and anyone who wants to understand Finance from a Business viewpoint

Methodology

The program is highly interactive with a balance of lectures, exercises and case study. All concepts will be linked to client’s annual report. Participants are requested to bring along their calculators.

Course Modules

  • Module 1 – Why finance in the context of business overviews and stakeholder expectations?
  • Module 2 – Introduction to business start-ups and assets and liabilities
  • Module 3 – Understanding Financial Statements
  • Module 4 – Analyzing and Interpreting Financial Statements using basic Analysis including Trends and Ratios. Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of Accounting Measures of Performance
  • Module 5 – Video on Finance for Non Finance Managers to recap learning of Day
  • Module 6 – Critical aspects of Working Capital Management
  • Module 7 – Differences between Statutory Financial Statements and Management Accounts
  • Module 8 – Management Accounting and the importance of Cost Profit and Breakeven?
  • Module 9 -Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Module 10 – Introduction to Capital Budgeting and Investments Appraisals

Contact us for more information

He has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom, a leading European Business School. He is an Accountant by training and was an Auditor in an international firm of Accountants for nine years. His experience comes from being a Financial Manager, Company Secretary and Business Development Manager in a leading Swedish pharmaceutical company by the name of Astra Pharmaceutical (Now Astra-Zeneca)

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