Finance & Accounts

FA 5 Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Improve strategic and financial decision-making skills

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 who are new appointed into a strategic planning role
  • Treasury department managers who wish to increase the strategic role of the treasury function
Course Code:F/A.5
Subject:Finance
Course Fee:£385
Duration:4 Days
  • Financial planning practitioners who want to update their skills
  • Those who want to be able to look at their organisation’s performance and that of competitors
  • Audit personnel & Financial risk managers
  • 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:

  • Use practices in their sector
  • Set out “what” should be looked out for when dealing with clients
  • Identify suspicious circumstances and how to deliver effective customer profiling
  • Apply best practice and legal data protection

Course Content

Financial Statements, International Standards and interpreting them using Ratio Analysis

  • International Financial Standards for Private and Public Sectors
  • The key statements, format and content
  • Financial Analysis – the essential ratios based on the income statement
  • Financial Analysis – the essential ratios based on the balance sheet and/or income statement combined

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 pay-out 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.