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Financial Analysis,Modellingand Budgeting Masterclass

An Intensive 10-Day Training Course

Financial Analysis,Modelling
and Budgeting Masterclass

Scheduled Dates

05 - 16 Aug 2024 London - UK $11,900
02 - 13 Dec 2024 London - UK $11,900
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The Structure

This PetroKnowledge training course is split into two modules:

MODULE I - Corporate Financial Planning, Budgeting & Control

MODULE II - Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a two-week training course.

Daily Agenda

Module 1: Corporate Financial Planning, Budgeting & Control

Day One: Corporate Financial Planning              

  • Strategic Planning
  • The Objective of the Firm – Meeting Shareholder & Stakeholder Objectives
  • Agency Theory – The Relationship between Shareholders & Management
  • Creative Accounting and the Case of Enron
  • Financial Management & Financial Planning – The Scope, Role & Responsibilities of Financial Management
  • Preparing a Financial Plan – The Master Budget
  • Forecasting Future Cash-flows and Financial Modelling
  • Time Series Analysis, Correlation & Regression

Day Two: Financing the Plan                                          

  • Sources of Finance – Long Term & Short Term
  • Evaluation of the Types of Finance - Equity vs. Debt Finance
  • Hybrid Finance & Financial Engineering
  • The Dividend Decision
  • The Cost of Capital and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)
  • Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) Capital Rationing & Payback

Day Three: Preparing & Managing Budgets to Support the Financial Plans

  • Definition of Budgets, the Budgetary Process and Budgetary Control
  • Types of Budgets-Fixed, Flexible, Incremental and Zero Based
  • The Purpose / Benefits & Problems / Limitations of Budgets
  • Setting / Implementing Effective Budgets - Eliminating the Problems
  • Responsibility Accounting and Absorption Costing
  • Activity-Based Budgeting / Costing (ABB, ABC)
  • Variance Analysis, Cost Behaviour, Break Even Analysis & Sensitivity / What If Analysis
  • What-If Analysis combined with Du-Pont Analysis

Day Four: Managing and Controlling Cash Flow to Support the Financial Plan

  • Cash vs. Profit & The Cash Conversion Cycle
  • Calculating and Managing the Cash flow Cycle
  • Cash Flow Ratios
  • Working Capital
  • The Cost of Maintaining Working Capital
  • Maintaining the Optimum Level of Working Capital
  • Working Investment Ratios
  • Preparing a Monthly Cash Flow Forecast

Day Five: Managing Financial Risk        

  • Risk Management & Types of Risk
  • Identifying Risk – SWOT Analysis
  • The Major Quantitative & Qualitative Risks Facing Companies
  • Establishing a Risk Management Strategy
  • Financial Risk Management & Hedging Techniques
  • Managing Exchange Rate & Interest Rate Risk
  • Derivatives-Forwards, Futures, Options & Swaps
  • Risk Management Glossary of Terms

Module 2: Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting

Day Six: The Competitive Challenge in the 21st Century 

  • Identifying and Managing Stakeholder Needs
  • Business Models and How They are Disrupted
  • An Integrated Approach to Risk Management
  • The Essentials of Business Performance Management

Fundamentals of Financial Modelling

  • Financial Statements Basics
  • Fundamentals of Financial Modelling

Day Seven: Mastering Financial Analysis 

  • Building a Financial Ratio Database in Excel
  • Practical Modelling: The Cost-Volume-Profit Relationship
  • Measuring and Improving Return On Investment
  • Measuring and Improving Asset Management Efficiency
  • Measuring and Managing Capital Structure and Risk
  • Practical Modelling: The Effect of Gearing on Shareholders’ Earnings

Day Eight: Improving Financial Forecasting 

  • Practical Modelling: Using Excel Statistical Analysis Tools
  • Avoiding Common Forecasting Problems
  • Using Moving Averages to Analyze Time Series Data
  • Using Linear Regression for Sales Trend Analysis
  • Using Excel Solver to Minimize Forecasting Error
  • Using Regression and Correlation to Forecast Costs
  • Practical Modelling: Cash Flow Forecasting

Day Nine: Financial Models to Improve Investment Decision-making 

  • Principles of Capital Investment Decision-making
  • Sources and Cost of Business Finance
  • Practical Modelling: Using Excel Discounted Cash Flow Tools
  • Practical Modelling: Capital Investment Analysis
  • Essentials of Business Valuation
  • Practical Modelling: Business Valuation Based on Shareholder Value Added

Day Ten: Managing Risk and Uncertainty 

  • Identifying and Analyzing Business Risk
  • Probability Based Approach to Decision-making
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Sensitivity Analysis and “what-if” Forecasting
  • Identifying the Key Drivers of Financial Performance
  • Practical Modelling: Key Driver “what-if” Forecast

Certificate

  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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