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Managerial Finance A Master Class in Analytical Assessment

When a manager must make an important decision, he or she needs current and relevant financial (and non-financial) information at short notice. To this end sound financial management creates value and organisational agility through the allocation of scarce resources amongst competing business opportunities. It is an aid to the implementation and monitoring of business strategies and helps achieve business objectives. Managerial Finance is an interdisciplinary approach that borrows from both managerial accounting and corporate finance, and concerns itself with the managerial significance of finance system. It focuses on assessment rather than technique. Managerial Finance therefore aims to answer the questions that are central to the operations of today's industries and their financial management. In so doing, Managerial Finance seeks to address such questions as: • Why are financial aspects so important? • What should firms do about new investment, mergers and dividends? • Why are share prices important? • How much should firms borrow? • Why are cash flows and risk so important? When financial data is available further questions can then be considered, such as: • Are we performing better or worse than our peers? • If so, what is the source of the problem? • Do we have the same profit margins? • If not why? • Do we have the same expenses? • Are we paying more for something than our peers? This course provides the skills and techniques required for a sound understanding of Managerial Finance.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

The programme will provide the theoretical background and techniques that underpin the organisation and management of Managerial Finance and its related functions. It will provide a realworld practical context by incorporating worked examples and case studies so that delegates will see how theory applies in practice and can discuss the various issues raised. This programme is also supported by a business simulation exercise.

Who should attend?

Managers who are required to make decisions which have a financial impact upon the performance of the organization they represent, Managers wishing to gain a better understanding of what the financial figures actually mean and how they can be used in the decision making process

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

 Day One – Analysis of Financial Statements
• Introduction to Managerial Finance
• Financial Statement and Analysis
• Income Statement
• Balance Sheet
• Depreciation
• Cash Flow and Financial planning
• Cash flow forecasts
• Cash flow statements

Day Two – Analysis of Time and Risk
• Time value of money
• Net Present Value
• Internal Rate of Return
• Risk and return
• Risk management
• The analytical tools to manage risk
• How to develop the tools for your company
• How to minimise risk: insurance and hedging
• Interest rates and bond valuations

Day Three – Analysis of Investment
• Stock (shares) valuation
• Assessing over-valued/under-valued stocks
• Stock valuation techniques
• Capital budgeting cash flow
• Cost of Capital
• Cost of debt
• Weighted average cost of capital
• Leverage and capital structure

Day Four – Analysis of Dividends and Working Capital
• Dividend policy
• Passive v Active Dividend Policy
• Influencing Factors
• Working Capital and Current Assets Management
• Working capital indicators
• Current asset valuation
• Write-down policy
• Current liabilities management

Day Five – Analysis and Decision Making
Pulling it all Together (Computer Based Business Simulation)
• Working as part of a team you will be give the latest financial reports for a hypothetical business
• You will compete with the other teams in the same market
• Further financial reports will be issued based upon your decisions, and those of the other teams
• The simulation will examine your skills in the following areas:
• Financial Analysis
• Controlling Working Capital
• Financial Decision Making
• Financial Planning and Forecasting
• Cost Control
• Using Competitor Information
• Will you end up with the most profitable business? And if not, why not?
• This simulation will illustrate how both good and bad decision making can affect the financial position of an Organisation

Benefits to you

• Understanding the basic principles and terminology of finance and interpreting key financial information
• Communicating and presenting your financial decisions more credibly to your colleagues and board
• Reading and understanding annual reports and company accounts
• Calculating and analysing profitability, liquidity and management of working capital
• Making the correct decisions to optimise cash flow requirements
• Understanding shareholder value and the stock market
• Evaluating projects from a financial perspective
• Analyse the need to incorporate risk and uncertainty into business decisions

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

5 Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac