Finance Skills for Managers

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
In any business environment, a manager has to take decisions and these decisions are mostly based on the financial implications to the business. Hence, it is of utmost importance for managers to understand the concepts of business finance and get to know how to read financial statements, analyze and interpret these statements, perform analysis and know valuation metrics. This course is designed to equip managers with just the right finance skills.

Who would benefit:
Managers from all disciplines

Read, analyze and interpret Financial Statements
Ratio analysis and other techniques
Evaluate the business organizations based on financial statements
Project evaluation and capital budgeting: Pay-back technique,
NPV and IRR techniques
Budgetary control and preparing various functional budgets

Financial Forecasting

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
Interest rates rise and fall, customer preferences change, and suppliers go out of business. As the factors that affect business change, the company forecasts must also change. Recognizing this is the first step in becoming a successful organization. This course provides the skills required to implement the right financial forecasting techniques.

Who would benefit:
Financial and non financial executives

Managerial issues in forecasting
Issues regarding data collections
The judgmental forecast
The Delphi technique
Time series forecasting
Moving average
Exponential smoothing techniques
Regression analysis
Forecast evaluation

Finance for Business Decisions

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
The financial aspect is one of most important factors in making these decisions. This requires the ability to identify financial statements relationship. This course provides a framework for analyzing alternative investments, exploring Cost Volume- Profit analysis and applying ratio analysis to financial statements; while providing an understanding of capital investment analysis and methods of evaluating investment.

Who would benefit:
Senior personnel, financial analysts and capital project managers

Financial statements– its preparation and uses
Read, analyze and interpret the financial statement
Ratio analysis and other techniques
Turnover and performance ratios
Returns and profitability ratios
Liquidity and solvency ratios
Leverage and gearing ratios
Market ratios

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