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Strategic Financial Management



This course will enable delegates to understand and apply appropriate strategic financial management tools, evaluate financial management options and assess and evaluate proposed strategies in the context of management needs and organisational policies. 

This programme will cover the principles, techniques and skills involved in effective strategic financial management; delegates will receive an understanding of the impact of financial management on corporate risk and how to contribute more effectively to corporate strategy by taking a more proactive and forward-looking approach.

Who should attend

This course is designed for finance professionals, senior business executives, strategic and business development planners and project managers who wish to enhance their skills and help direct the organisation towards a leading role in the global environment.

This course assumes a working knowledge of financial accounting and financial statements though it is not necessary to be a qualified accountant to attend.

CPD Certified Courses

Financial Strategy and its Links to Corporate Strategy

  • Establishing corporate objectives
  • Aligning business and financial objectives
  • Key financial management decisions

Working Capital Management

  • Understanding the components of the cash operating cycle
  • Improving profitability through effective working capital management

Sources of Finance

  • Debt finance
  • Equity finance
  • Making financing decisions

Making Financial Decisions

  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Non-discounted methods of appraisal 
  • Discounted methods of appraisal
  • Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty in investment appraisal

Financial Risk and the Impact of Financing Decisions

  • An introduction to risk
  • Risk and its link to capital structure
  • Risk mitigation

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the link between financial strategy and business strategy
  • Contribute more effectively to corporate strategy
  • Understand how to manage working capital to reduce risk and increase profitability
  • Appreciate the relative merits of different sources of finance
  • Understand the link between capital structure and risk
  • Be able to appraise capital investment projects using a number of approaches
  • Capital Budgeting/Investment Appraisal
  • Decision Making
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Risk Management

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