Strategic Planning, Analysis, Financial Control and Budget Preparation

Strategic Planning, Analysis, Financial Control and Budget Preparation

 

Date & Location: (12-16/Feb) Kuala Lumpur – ( 02-06/April) Guangzhou-china

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Course Overview

Introduction:

  • Think and manage strategically and plan more effectively for the future
  • Identify the role of financial management in strategic decision-making
  • Use the financial techniques of planning and control
  • Improve performance from the use of the tools of financial analysis

 

Program Objectives:

  • How precise an answer is necessary with regards to problem-solving and decision-making?
  • How reliable are available financial data, and how is uncertainty and risk likely to impact on the outcomes of decisions?
  • In economic and financial analysis, what are the implications and relative importance of cash flow as distinct from accounting profit?
  • What limitations are inherent in financial data and the key financial statements, and how will these affect financial analysis?
  • How important are qualitative judgments in the context of decision-making?

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting professionals
  • Financial executives
  • Auditors
  • Financial analysts
  • Bankers
  • Investment bankers
  • Any other professionals involved in the preparation, presentation, implementation or analysis of financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS

Program Outline:

DAY 1

The Challenge of Financial Economic Decision-Making

  • The practice of financial/economic analysis
  • The value-creating company
  • Corporate value and shareholder value
  • A dynamic perspective of business
  • The agency problem and corporate governance
  • What information and data to use?
  • The nature of financial statements
  • The context of financial analysis and decision-making

DAY 2

Assessment of Business Performance

  • Ratio analysis and business performance
  • Management’s point of view
  • Owners’ point of view
  • Lenders’ point of view
  • Ratios as a system – pyramids of ratios
  • Integration of financial performance analysis
  • Economic value added (EVA)
  • Predicting financial distress

DAY 3

Projection of Financial Requirements

  • Interrelationship of financial projections
  • Operating budgets
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Cash forecasts and cash budgets
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Dynamics and growth of the business system
  • Operating leverage
  • Financial growth plans
  • Financial modelling

DAY 4

Analysis of Investment Decisions

  • Applying time-adjusted measures
  • Net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Strategic perspective
  • EVA and NPV
  • Refinements of investment analysis
  • Equivalent annual cost (EAC)
  • Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
  • Sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis, simulation, and NPV break-even
  • Dealing with risk and changing circumstances

DAY 5

Valuation and Business Performance

  • Managing for shareholder value
  • Shareholder value creation in perspective
  • Evolution of value-based methodologies
  • Creating value in restructuring and combinations
  • Financial strategy in acquisitions
  • Business valuation
  • Business restructuring and reorganisations
  • Management buy outs (MBOs) and management buy ins (MBIs)