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Finance, Risk Management and Corporate Governance

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About this course

This course provides delegates with the essential knowledge and skills to enable them to manage both finance and financial risk more effectively, thereby increasing performance and returns whilst reducing risk. Delegates will leave with a clear understanding of finance terminology and the latest risk management instruments and techniques to enable them to make an effective contribution to the workplace. It also provides a clear understanding of the need for effective Corporate Governance and the benefits this brings to the company and its major stakeholders.

This course will feature:

  • The latest financial tools and techniques to evaluate financial performance
  • Methods to improve efficiency, profitability and liquidity
  • The evaluation of sources of finance and investment decisions
  • Identification, measurement and management of financial risk
  • The role of corporate governance in effectively meeting the needs of all major stakeholders

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and evaluate corporate financial reports
  • Determine sources of capital, and capital structure
  • Identify and appraise wealth-generating investments
  • Recognise, quantify, and control financial risk
  • Apply principles of good corporate governance

Target Audience

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals who wish to improve their finance knowledge and skills
  • Members of the operational management team
  • Professional who have influence over operational or strategic decisions
  • Consultants who provide advice on operations or strategy
  • Managers who have responsibility for the management of risk

Course Outline

Day One: Finance and Financial Information

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Developing a Strategic Financial Plan
  • Financial Information: Internal & External
  • Evaluating Financial Performance to improve Liquidity, Profitability & Efficiency
  • Working Capital Management
  • Cash Flow Statements and Calculating Free Cash Flow

Day Two: Financing the Business and the Cost of Capital

  • Sources of Long Term & Short Term Finance
  • The Optimum Capital Structure – Equity or Debt?
  • Calculating the Cost of Equity and Meeting Shareholder Expectations
  • Calculating the Cost of Debt – Fixed or Floating Rate
  • The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

Day Three: CAPEX – Analysis of Investment Decisions

  • Strategic Issues facing Organisations Today
  • Preparing Project Cash Flow Forecasts in Excel
  • Capital Investment Appraisal Techniques: Accounting Rate of Return (ARR) and Payback
  • Discounted Cash Flow Appraisal Techniques: NPV and IRR
  • Capital Rationing and the Profitability Index (PI)
  • Dealing with Risk in Investment Appraisal – RAROC

Day Four: Financial Risk Management

  • Risk and Uncertainty in Business
  • Identifying & Measuring Financial Risk
  • How to Manage Risk – The Four Ts
  • Managing Exchange Rate Risk
  • Managing Commodity Price Risk
  • Managing Interest Rate Risk

Day FiveCorporate Governance

  • Recognising the needs of stakeholders
  • The Role and Scope of Corporate Governance
  • Agency Theory: The Role of Directors & Shareholders
  • The Role of External & Internal Auditors
  • The Role of the Audit Committee
  • Emerging trends in Corporate Governance

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