Why join the workshop?
In the light of globalization, regional integration, and the convergence of financial market systems which generate tremendous opportunities for high returns but high risks on the obverse, the CPA has been placed at the forefront of helping management leadership capitalize on these opportunities and avoid or minimize the potential and possible effects of these environmental risks on the business models. The traditional role of the CPA at the backroom as a “statistician” gathering and crunching numbers for regular management and statutory reporting is currently challenged by the emergence of a more strategic and critical role in response to these pressures and in leading management to achieve its goals. Thus, the CPA skills at technical work of Accounting and of Finance must be expanded and broadened to develop his / her strategic and leadership mindset as a partner in corporate sustainability building.
This seminar/workshop covers specific topics which have high strategic and critical value in the effective performance of the emerging role of CPAs.
At the end of the program, participants will be able to:
Gain a better and deeper understanding of the emerging roles of the CPA and the factors that drive them
Acquire a better understanding of the integrative role of the finance function and how to make it more strategic and critical in stakeholder value creation
Understand more importantly the interplay and effects of risks and returns in financial decision making
Develop skills in identifying and evaluating options for sourcing and investing funds and for go or no go decisions
Broaden their strategic decision making skills
Who Should Attend:
CFOs, controllers, chief accountants, financial analysts, investment analysts, project analysts or any participant who has some functions in financial decision making of his enterprise or company.
More specifically, this workshop will cover the following topics:
Overview of the emerging roles of the CPA in the financial function
Background and presentation of financial models to enhance strategic decision making
Strategic mapping using managerial financial analysis of the financial statements
Concepts of risks and returns applied to making decisions for
a. Working capital management
b. Go or no go capital expenditure decisions
c. Financing and investing decisions
d. Capital structures and cost of capital
f. Long-term financial instruments
Aug 11 - 11, 2017