Finance & Accounts

FA 4 Advanced Financial Analysis

Advanced Financial Analysis

Increase your strategic and financial inputs

Accredited by: LONDON INSTITUTE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SIGNATURE PROGRAMME

Who should attend?

Managers and executives from all sectors who input into strategic and financial planning for their organisation, including those:

  • Newly appointed into a strategic planning role
  • Treasury department managers who wish to increase the strategic role of the treasury function
Course Code:F/A.4
Subject:Finance
Course Fee:£485
Duration:1 week
  • Financial planning practitioners who want to update their skills
  • Managers who want to review their organisation’s performance
  • Budget holders who want to identify trends in expenditure
  • Operations managers who want to know more about how they compare with competitors
  • Senior managers who require greater financial literacy skills
  • Managers facing financial decisions or contribute to a wider planning process
  • Junior Managers, Fresh Graduates & Final Semester Students to acquire a promising career in a reputable organization.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Go beyond the description of financial performance to calculate and interpret key information
  • Interpret trends shown in each financial statement
  • Comment on their own and competitor’s liquidity, efficiency and funding
  • Assess the influential role of all stakeholders
  • Develop a business funding policy to manage financial risk
  • Evaluate the growing influence of corporate finance on strategy
  • Exploit the growing strategic role in developing competitive advantage

Course Content

Introduction to Financial Analysis and Financial Statements

  • Short quiz exploring participant’s knowledge
  • What is financial analysis and who uses it for what
  • Sources of information
  • Efficient markets theory
  • International Financial reporting standards – the key statements explained
  • Financial performance in the public sector use of ratios

What Financial Analysis Can and Cannot tell you

  • Comparison of analysis techniques
  • Evaluation of performance – comparisons
  • Income statement ratios, common size, profit margin, return on equity etc.
  • Balance sheet ratios, quick ratio, current ratio, debt to equity and more
  • Use of notes to the accounts

Return on Investments and Making Sense of Trends

  • The building blocks of ROI
  • Payback method
  • Net present value method (NPV)
  • Internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Historical comparisons and industry benchmarks

Technical Analysis

  • What is technical analysis and why it works
  • Crowd behaviour concepts
  • Behaviour economics
  • Types of technical indicators
  • Drawing and interpreting trend lines

More Ratios and Practical Exercises

  • Price to earnings ratio, dividend yield, dividend payout ratio
  • The importance of cash flow – how to measure and improve it
  • Gross profit, operating profit, net profit margin
  • Key investor ratios
  • End of week quiz to reinforce learning

How The Shift from Shareholder to Stakeholder Value is Driving Strategy and Decision-Making

  • Value maximisation and stakeholder theory
  • The drivers of shareholder and stakeholder value
  • Linking decision-making to shareholder value – the long-term perspective
  • Ethical dimensions  of decision-making

Funding the Business

  • Capital structure and the cost of capital
  • Funding with equity
  • Retaining profit – dividend policy
  • Funding with debt
  • The main instruments of the capital markets

The Impact of PESTLE on Strategy and Risk Management

  • The components of PESTLE and the impact on corporate finance
  • Porter’s generic competitive strategies
  • Mergers and acquisition – a corporate approach
  • Managing financial risks

An Effective Treasury Function

  • Expanding strategic role of treasury and its role in corporate decision making
  • Price to earnings ratio, dividend yield, dividend payout ratio
  • Leadership skills and training for treasurers
  • The areas where treasury takes a lead role, including: bank relationship management; short-term and long-term borrowing; financial risk management
  • Defining treasury success – KPIs, credit ratings etc.

LISD Workshop Special GROUP Package Highlights:

(prices applicable to a group of minimum 8 persons)
*Maximum 15 persons will be enrolled in each workshop

  • 4 Days + 3 Nights Programme
  • Programme Registration with the invoice
  • 2 Scientific Knowledge-sharing sessions
  • Certificate of Participation signed by the authorities
  • 3 Night-accommodation in B&B (Double accommodation)
  • 2 Networking Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Networking Tea/Coffee
  • Airport Group-Pick & Drop Service
  • City Crawl
  • Group Excursion- Famous Tourist Attractions

Generic Schedule:

4 Days/ 3 Nights Programme

Day 1:
Hotel Group Pick-up Service from the nearest Airport to the Bed & Breakfast (Hotel)
Check-in: (between 2:00-4:00 pm)
City Crawl includes Takeaway Lunch and Coffee
(1st Night)

Day 2:
Interactive Learning Sessions: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Includes 2 Tea Breaks + Lunch
7:30 pm Networking Dinner
(2nd Night)

Day 3:
Interactive Learning Session/ Award Ceremony: 9:00 am- 1:00pm
Includes 1 Tea + Lunch
Excursion: 2:00-7:00 pm
Networking Dinner: 7:30 pm
(3rd Night)

Day 4:
Hotel Check-out at 10:00 a.m
Luggage can be Deposited in the Hotel
Free to Shop and Roam (independently)
Back to the Hotel at least 3.5 hours before the flight
Group Drop-off to the Airport

Register Per Person

Workshop VenueFull 4 Days + 3 Nights Workshop Package PER PERSON IN GROUP inclusive all taxesCredit/Debit Card
University of Oxford, U.KGBP 1350Register NowRegister Now
University of Cambridge, U.KGBP 1350Register NowRegister Now
King’s College London, U.K (University of London)GBP 1350Register NowRegister Now
University of Edinburgh, U.KGBP 1350Register NowRegister Now
London Institute of SD – Learning CenterGBP 1145Register NowRegister Now
Baku, AzerbaijanGBP
Istanbul, TurkeyGBP