Financial Management Training Course Outline

Module 1: Financial Accounting and Reporting

Accounting Concepts and Standards

  • Global Accounting Standards
  • U.S. Accounting Standards
  • U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) Versus International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Financial Reporting Statements

  • Auditing and Financial Statement Reliability
  • Types of Financial Statements

Accounting for Derivatives, Hedges, and Foreign Exchange(Fx) Translation

  • Derivatives and Hedge Accounting
  • Fx Translation Accounting

Accounting for U.S. Governmental and Not-For-Profit (G/NFP) Organizations 

Module 2:  Financial Planning and Analysis

Time Value of Money

  • Future Value
  • Present Value

Capital Budgeting

  • Identifying Relevant Cash Flows
  • Determining the Cost of Capital
  • Using Capital Budgeting Metrics


  • Budgets and Financial Plans
  • Uses of Budgets

Cost Behavior

  • Types of Costs
  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Leverage

Financial Statement Analysis

  • Liquidity or Working Capital Ratios
  • Efficiency or Asset Management Ratios
  • Debt Management Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Integrated Ratio Analysis
  • Service Industry Ratios
  • Strengths and Limitations of Ratio Analysis
  • Common Size Financial Statements
  • Performance Management
  • Return On Investment (ROI)
  • Economic Value Added (EVA)
  • Free Cash Flow (FCF)

Module 3: The Capital Structure Decision and Management

Capital Structure 

  • Characteristics of Debt and Equity Capital
  • Capital Structure Theory
  • Factors Influencing the Target Capital Structure
  • Capital Structure for Not-For-Profit Organizations

Raising And Managing Long-Term Capital

  • Raising Capital
  • Managing Outstanding Capital

The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

  • The Cost of Debt
  • The Cost of Common Equity
  • The Equation for Calculating the WACC
  • The WACC And Economic Value Added (EVA)

Lease Financing

  • Motivation for Leasing Assets
  • Types of Leases
  • Estimated Residence Value
  • Tax Considerations for Leases
  • Leases Versus Borrow and Buy Decision

Equity Financing and Management

  • Initial Public Offering (IPO)
  • The Decision to List Stock
  • Choice of Exchanges
  • Types of Stock
  • Shareholder Rights
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • At the Market (ATM) Programs

Miscellaneous Corporate Finance Topics

  • Dividend Policy
  • Tax Strategies
  • Reparation of Capital for Multinational Companies (MNCs)
  • Market Analysis and Research Tools