The MFC program is designed to extend the knowledge of people attending about recent developments in finance and accounting. Many organisations limit their reporting to shareholders to the requirements of the IFRS standards. However, many organisations are extending their reporting to a far wider range of stakeholders. MNEs, in particular, are reporting to stakeholders using approaches suggested by organisations such as the Global Reporting Initiative.
The MFC program looks at some of the approaches used. Reports are prepared to be analysed by users and some of the traditional and nontraditional approaches are considered. The program also considers some techniques and approaches that can be used to improve cash flow and considers the “cash as inventory” concept of approaching cash flow control. Capital expenditure can result in a company thriving or surviving yet many organisations do not approach the capex decision in the most fundamental way. The program looks at the DCF technique which is most fundamentally sound. Many organisations wish to extend their business through the process of acquisition. We analyse the pitfalls that occur in the M and A scene and the likelihood that M and A will fail. The program also considers some of the recent changes in financial accounting as a result of changes to the IFRS standards. It also looks at the standards which are due to be implemented in 2017 and the impact they will have on the reporting process.
- Attendees will learn what the major new changes to the International Financial Reporting Standards are and the way they will impact their organization.
- They will become aware of the major changes that are taking place in corporate reporting which now addresses several issues, such as Corporate Social Responsibility.
- They will see the cyclical nature of merger activity and how the major players undertake mergers and why you should presume that any mergers will fail.
- They will learn about the business valuation process which is more of an “art rather than a science”. This also considers the valuation of family owned/controlled businesses and the key issues associated with the conflicting objectives of family owned/controlled businesses.
The capital investment decision is usually premised on incorrect assumptions. Attendees will learn what are the alternative approaches to capital expenditure evaluation that will provide the optimal solution
Who Should Attend?
- Chief Accountants
- Group Finance Directors
- Heads of Finance
- Finance Managers
- Financial Controllers
- Management Accountants
- Executive Directors of Finance
- Heads of Accounting and Administration
- Finance and Information Systems Managers
- Financial Analysts
- Any staff member that aspires to the accounting or finance functions