Evaluating & Analysing Financial Hazards & Building Financial Strategies

Course Code: FA05

►Course Objective


  • Use and evaluate the various techniques of capital investment appraisal
  • Develop appropriate financial strategies
  • Relate financial strategy to business strategy
  • Effectively manage cash and working capital to reduce costs and improve cash flow
  • Master traditional techniques and recent best practices
  • Link finance and operation for budgeting purposes and strategy execution
  • Understand and manage an efficient costing system
  • Learn how to build a comprehensive performance measurement system


►Target Audience


  • Finance Executive and financial professionals involved in the development and delivery of financial strategy
  • Junior Executives and financial professionals seeking career advancement and development
  • Senior and experienced professionals and finance professionals seeking either CPD or a valuable and stimulating “refresher”


►Course Outline



Financial Strategy and Corporate Behaviour

  • Corporate Objectives and Financial Strategy
  • Financial Statements – Analysis and interpretation (Part 1)
  • Risk and Company Financing
  • Cost of Equity and Debt Capital
  • Agency Theory
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Statements regulatory



Financial Strategy and Stages of Corporate Development

  • Financial analysis – Analysis and interpretation (Part 2)
  • Strategic Development – Analytical Techniques
  • Du Pont Analysis
  • The Business Life Cycle
  • Capital Structure and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Dividend Policy
  • Cash & Working Capital
  • Working capital ratios
  • Z scores & Credit Ratings



Costs & Value Management

  • Cost and Value
  • Cost Analysis and control
  • Strategic approaches to cost reduction and cost management
  • Cost Structure and breakeven
  • New theories and practice in cost analysis. control and management
  • Value management
  • Value based pricing
  • The Value chain
  • Financial strategy and integrated cost / value analysis



Budgeting, Planning and Business Strategy

  • Strategy models
  • Business Strategy related to financial strategy
  • Planning and budgeting models
  • Linking budgets to business and financial strategy
  • Build Managing
  • Delegating budgets effectively
  • Beyond Budgeting



Investment Strategy

  • Capital Investment Decisions
  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
  • Evaluating Capital Investment Projects
  • Comparison of Alternative Methods of Investment Appraisal
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Restructuring, Reorganisations, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Reasons and Justifications for Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Share Valuation Models and Financing Acquisitions
  • Financial Strategy in Acquisitions and Takeover Bid Defences
  • Business Restructuring and Reorganisations

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Date & Location

Date : 14 July 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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Date : 24 November 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Istanbul

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