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Certificate in Finance, Risk Management & Corporate Governance

Effective Financial Management in an Uncertain World
Coventry Academy -  Certificate in Finance, Risk Management & Corporate Governance

Course Schedules

 13-17 May 2024
 01-05 Jul 2024

Training course overview

Every manager has ambitions to work for a successful corporation. However, no corporation can control its own destiny; it is always dependent on co-operation from its key stakeholders, the shareholders, the bankers, the customers, the suppliers, and its own employees. All of these stakeholders must be considered in any major decision that is taken. This Coventry Academy online training course, which is suitable for both financial and non-financial managers, has been designed to offer an introduction to the important issues of financial management, risk management and corporate governance that are essential for continuing growth and prosperity. In this training course you will learn how to efficiently allocate resources, and generate profitable growth, whilst recognizing environmental and ethical concerns, and controlling risks, to meet the demands and challenges of today, and those predicted for the future.

What are the goals?

By attending this Coventry Academy online training course, you should achieve these goals:

  • Understand and Evaluate Corporate Financial Reports
  • Determine the Best Mix and Sources of Finance for Your Business
  • Identify and Appraise Investments That Will Add Value to Your Business
  • Recognise, Quantify, and Control the Main Business Risks
  • Understand the Principles of Good Corporate Governance

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy online training course is suitable for Middle and Senior Managers who have responsibility for Divisional or Organizational success, as well as Consultants and Professionals who support them. For example:

  • Operational Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Board Level Executives and Non-Executives
  • Legal and Compliance Officers

Course Outline

Day One: Finance and Financial Information
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Developing a Strategic Financial Plan
  • Financial Information: Internal & External
  • Evaluating Financial Performance to improve Liquidity, Profitability & Efficiency
  • Working Capital Management
  • Cash Flow Statements and Calculating Free Cash Flow
Day Two: Financing the Business and the Cost of Capital
  • Sources of Long Term & Short Term Finance
  • The Optimum Capital Structure – Equity or Debt?
  • Calculating the Cost of Equity and Meeting Shareholder Expectations
  • Calculating the Cost of Debt – Fixed or Floating Rate
  • The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
Day Three: CAPEX - Analysis of Investment Decisions
  • Strategic Issues facing Organisations Today
  • Preparing Project Cash Flow Forecasts in Excel
  • Capital Investment Appraisal Techniques: Accounting Rate of Return (ARR) and Payback
  • Discounted Cash Flow Appraisal Techniques: NPV and IRR
  • Capital Rationing and the Profitability Index (PI)
  • Dealing with Risk in Investment Appraisal - RAROC
Day Four: Financial Risk Management
  • Risk and Uncertainty in Business
  • Identifying & Measuring Financial Risk
  • How to Manage Risk – The Four Ts
  • Managing Exchange Rate Risk
  • Managing Commodity Price Risk
  • Managing Interest Rate Risk
Day Five: Corporate Governance
  • Recognising the needs of stakeholders
  • The Role and Scope of Corporate Governance
  • Agency Theory: The Role of Directors & Shareholders
  • The Role of External & Internal Auditors
  • The Role of the Audit Committee
  • Emerging trends in Corporate Governance

The certificate

  • A Coventry Academy e-Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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