Corporate Finance

Start Date: 9 Jan 2022
End Date: 13 Jan 2022
Duration: 5
Country: Dubai / UAE
Category: Finance, Accounting & Investment

The Course

This course offers insights into the world of corporate finance. The focus is on every responsibility area of the firm & how finance impacts what they do. To that end, this course offers an overview of the interaction between finance, management and all other stakeholders. Because stakeholdersí demands are best met by an efficient allocation of resources, this course looks to that purpose.

Corporate Finance not only presents the key financial terms & tools as they are used in the real world, but also explains the broader context of how and where they are applied to every area of the firm. Delegates attending this program will gain an understanding of the inter-relationship of financial decisions to the firmís strategy. Additionally, an understanding of how decisions are made using the firmís financial statements will tremendously help everyone manage the organization better

Key points include:

         Accounting vs. finance: the fundamentals

         How the 3 financial statements are inter-related & why we care

         The need to manage Working Capital

         Why Capital Structure can make or break a firm

         Capital budgeting that makes a difference

The Goals

This course will help you learn how to::

         Relate accounting & finance

         Analyze financial statements

         Make better capital budgeting decisions

         Use working capital more wisely

         Structure the firmís leverage to optimize the shareholder return

The Delegates

This course is targeted specifically for:

         Managers of every functional area

         All levels of professionals

         Marketing professionals

         Operational managers

         Planning personnel

The Process

This workshop will be highly interactive & participatory. Your seminar leader will present, guide and facilitate learning, using a range of methods including discussions, real world examples and case studies. Where appropriate, these will include real issues brought to the workshop by delegates. Lessons learned from the seminar can be applied to your own organization immediately.

The Benefits

         An improved appreciation for the use of finance to make better operating decisions

         Reduced inter-functional battles over budget allocation

         The ability to speak directly with Finance to obtain the resources need to hit targets

         Increased skill set in all phases of finance

         Greater ability to use financial information to control positive outcomes

The Results

By successfully completing this course, delegates will be able to:

         Use financial statements to make a more positive impact on the organization

         Make better decisions with Finance

         Maintain better control of resource use

         Build superior budgets that get approved

         Be able to analyze variances from goals accurately & quickly

The Core Competencies

Delegates will gain in the following competencies as a result of the program:

         Understanding financial statements

         Understand how to optimize decisions through analysis

         Use leverage to optimize growth

         Analyze capital projects using multiple tools for better results

         Become comfortable conversing on all finance subjects

The Programme Content


Day One

Introduction to Accounting & Finance

         What is Accounting

         What is Finance

         How does Finance differ from Accounting

         What are the differences between Financial Accounting and Management Accounting?

         Your impact on financial statements

         Planning, forecasting and budgeting

Day Two

Financial statements & their critical elements

         Balance Sheet

         Income Statement

         Cash Flow Statement

         Non Cash Deductions & its Impact

         Depreciation vs. Amortization vs. Depletion

         Book Value vs. Market Value

         Understanding the shareholders expectation

Day Three

What is Working Capital Ė liquidity or bankruptcy

         Working capital (WC) defined

         Components of WC


         Accounts receivable


         Accounts payable

         What is the right amount of WC & why

         The critical ratios to compute

         Other WC tools like accounts receivable & payable agings

         Why credit policies & collection procedures matter

Day Four

Capital Structure Ė what it is & why it is important

         Equity capital - what it is & why it impacts our decisions

         Debt capital Ė what is it really & how it impacts the required rate of return

         Weighted Cost of Capital (WACC) Ė why it is so important

         Calculating your WACC: when & how to use it

         Leverage: two-edged sword - defined

         Operating vs. financial vs. combined leverage Ė calculated

Day Five

CAPEX -Analysis of Investment Decisions with What-if Risks

         Cash Flows and the Time Value of Money

         Discuss the capital project evaluation process

         Estimating cash flows over the useful life of the project

         Net present value (NPV) & Internal Rate of Return (IRR) as preferred methods

         Profitability Index (PI) & Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR) as reasonable alternatives

         Defining the approval criteria and review process

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