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Ama’s Finance & Accounting For Non-financial Managers

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ama’s finance & accounting for non-financial managers

Introduction

Financial skills are fundamental to any managerial position. This 2-day programme from the American Management Association (AMA) will provide you with the financial literacy and tools you will need to succeed in your career and to interface effectively with finance professionals. Finance and accounting can sometimes seem like an arcane subject to non-financial people. This programme uses a graphical approach to learning finance and accounting that demystifies the subject matter and makes it easier to grasp and retain the concepts being presented.

Benefits to You

BUSINESS OUTCOMES

This programme will enable participants to make managerial decisions that incorporate the financial perspective in addition to other perspectives so that shareholder value can be enhanced.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

·        Know how to read financial statements and to evaluate the financial health of a business based on these statements.
·        Be able to make managerial decisions (both operational and capital expenditure) based on the right financial costs and benefits.

Programme Outline

·        Fundamental Accounting Concepts – accounting vs finance, accrual vs cash accounting, revenue recognition methods, historical cost vs fair value accounting, the principles of conservatism, materiality and consistency.

·        Understanding Financial Statements –profit and loss account, balance sheet, statement of changes in shareholders’equity, cash flow statement, consolidation of subsidiaries, accounting for affiliates (associated companies), accumulated other comprehensive income.

·        Understanding Double Entry Accounting – graphically,and using debits and credits

·        Evaluating Financial Statements – liquidity ratios, efficiency ratios, leverage ratios, profitability ratios, effect of leverage on ROE, Economic Value Added

·        Improving Profitability through Cost Analysis and Profit Planning – fixed vs variable costs, breakeven analysis, concept of contribution margin, incremental analysis for managerial decision

  • Making Effective Capital Expenditure Decisions – payback, net present value and IRR techniques, the flaws of payback and the pitfalls of IRR as decision tools, discounting of cash flows, profitability index for choosing between projects when resources are limited

Who Must Attend

(Level 2) Supervisors, Executive, & Emerging Managers     
(Level 3) New Managers     
(Level 4) Managers

Programme Leader

Alfred Chan is Executive Director of Imperial Consulting, Singapore. He has been in management consulting for over 20 years, with Arthur D. Little, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Arthur Andersen and KPMG, in the last two firms as a Partner and a Director respectively. Prior to management consulting, he was in investment banking with JP Morgan and DBS Bank.  Mr Chan has an MBA (Finance Major) from Columbia Business School in New York and a BE (Hons) in electrical engineering from the University of Melbourne, earned under a Colombo Plan Scholarship.

Registration
 

Category

SIM Member Fee  (S$)

Non-member Fee  (S$)

including GST

including GST

Normal Fees

1,027.20

1,284.00

Early Bird Fees

10% DISCOUNT OFF THE FEES ABOVE

- terms & conditions applies ; please call to enquire.


 

Early Bird Fees closing date for the programme :



Programme Scheduled Date

Register by


22 & 23 November 2018

11 October 2018


21 & 22 February 2019 -

10 January 2019


23 & 24 May 2019 -

11 April 2019


16 & 17 September 2019

5 August 2019


12 & 13 December 2019      

31 October 2019


 

Enquiries : Kho Mei Yen - 62486137 | 62466746, khomeiyen@sim.edu.sg

Foreign participants sponsored by their companies, GST is not applicable. If payment is made by a Singapore-registered company, GST will apply.

Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up for SIM Membership, please visit www.pd.sim.edu.sg/membership/overview, email membership@sim.edu.sg or call 6248 9489. To register for the programmes now, select the preferred programme run-dates below through the register icon. "Register", which will bring you to the registration page.

DateTimeVenueRegistration Closing Date 
16/09/2019 - 17/09/201909.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Sep 09, 2019 Register
12/12/2019 - 13/12/201909.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Dec 05, 2019 Register