The Essentials Of Financial And Business Analysis

SIM Professional Development


Course introduction

You will first acquire the fundamental accounting principles and concepts which are delivered in an engaging and interactive manner via our proprietary board game. We would then help you put these concepts into practice via real-life case studies which enable you to read, understand and conduct simple analysis of the financial statements. We then introduce the various investment appraisals methods commonly used to evaluate investment options.



Course Benefits


By attending this programme, the participant would be able make better financial/ business decisions; understand the drivers of shareholder value and communicate more effectively with the finance people.
Gain a clear understanding of financial and business analysis through this workshop. You will be able to:

  • understand the main components of financial statements
  • use key accounting concepts and financial ratios
  • interpret financial statements
  • understand your cash operating cycle
  • understand why operating cash flow and free cash flow are so important
  • analyse businesses to make better investment and business decisions
  • use investment appraisal techniques in decision making
  • understand how to value a company



Target Audience


Level 3: New Managers
Level 4: Managers
Level 5: Senior Managers & Directors

Directors and managers who use financial information in their work and do not have any specialised training in understanding financial information.



Course Outline


  • Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement
  • Business Analysis: SWOT Analysis and the Seven-step Approach
  • Various Methods for Valuing Companies
  • Capital Investment Appraisal Techniques: Payback, Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return
  • Various Methods for Valuing Companies
  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital and the Link to Gearing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Shareholder Value and the Importance of Cash
  • Warning Signals when Analysing Financial Statements



Available Course Sessions


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Trainer Profile


Anthony Moore

Anthony Moore, CPA, who holds a Masters in Adult Learning, is Director of People & Change [Changing Business by Changing Behaviour] at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Singapore. He has many years of experience in advising major listed companies, statutory boards and international financial institutions on managing their businesses more effectively.

Mr Moore is widely recognised as one of Asias leading financial trainers. He has conducted financial workshops for some of the worlds Fortune 500 companies, statutory boards and numerous organisations in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Republic of Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Peoples Republic of China.

Mr Moore has lived in Singapore for the past 18 years and is also an accredited facilitator for Effective Negotiations Services [ENS International] and the seminar Think On Your Feet®.



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