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Strategic Finance For Decision Makers @ Dubai

Event 

Strategic Finance For Decision Makers @ Dubai
Title:
Strategic Finance For Decision Makers @ Dubai
When:
04 February 2018 - 05 February 2018
Where:
5 Star Hotel - To Be Announced (Dubai) - Dubai
Categories:
In House Training , Management , Leadership , Corporate Training
        

Description

Facilitator: Richard Parker, a highly regarded finance educator in Asia Pacific Region

Richard Parker is an educator and consultant who specialises in corporate financial management.

His skill and reputation as a finance presenter has resulted in him being highly sought after in the corporate education sphere and also one of the most highly regarded finance educators in the Asia Pacific region. As a consequence, he has extensive experience with international corporate clients. His client list includes Cisco (US), Fonterra (NZ), Gulf Airways (UAE), Saudi International Petrochemical (SA), Mubadala (Abu Dhabi), Omani Gas, Rabobank (NZ), GenRe (AUS), and BP (UK).

He was formerly a Program Director at Melbourne Business School’s Mt Eliza Executive Education Centre where he created and taught the executive education programs ‘Finance in Five Days’, ‘Strategic Finance for Executives’, ‘Developing Business Acumen’ and the ‘Mergers and Acquisitions Program’. He also taught Corporate Finance in the MBA program at Melbourne Business School.

Richard’s extensive corporate experience combined with his executive education background allows him to provide a balanced perspective between theory and practice that makes his teaching highly relevant to practising managers. He teaches broadly in the area of corporate financial management; however his specific interests are in helping executives understand the links between business strategy and financial performance. He also works with a number of CEO’s as a specialist finance coach.

Testimonials

“Richard expressed complex ideas in a simple and understandable way. His enthusiasm and passion for the subject were excellent.”
Colin Davidson - General Manager, Sigma Engineering Products (UAE)

“Richard has an outstanding flow and a great ability to link theory and models with practical real life examples. The highlight of this event is the final chapter where the link between financial and strategies are established. Kexxel Group is professional, trustworthy and comprehensive.”
Abdullah Al-Harbi - General Manager, Waad Holding Co.

“A very good presenter, he was direct and straight to the point.”
Othman Al-Washmi - Partner/CFO, Omrania & Associates (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

“Richard’s greatest talent was producing a highly intellectual skill in every day terms via working knowledge.”
Thomas Wilson - CEO, Teralight (UAE)

“The trainer is resourceful and engaging. He is able to translate financial concept into business application.”
Rahul C. Shah - Senior Vice President, AAR Corporation

“For those who have great exposure to finance, this is very good program for them. I would like to recommend to every executive regardless they are in product development or engineers because one way or another they actually have to understand finance figures…Overall, very satisfying experience and exposure I got by attending this program. We actually see that it is very useful and we would recommend it to other staff within our organization”
Khaidhir Elias - Vice President, Marketing, Telekom Malaysia

“The speaker gave very clear, good mix of examples, humor, as well as stories to bring ideas and principles to life. It has a good pace. The highlight of this event is the broad overview of financial principles and terminology, along with good handout materials.”
Graeme Read – EVP Chief Strategy Officer (Asia Pacific), McCann Health

“The trainer was able to put things across in a way that helped a non-finance person grasp the key essence of the subject.”
Ng Cher Keng – Director, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

“I find the course to be a good refresher. Richard provide me a good perspective when we look into numbers and how can they can be used to interpret our business. I can definitely use this in my career seeing that I’m working in a banking institution. Richard’s delivery was extremely good and detailed.
Lum Joy Deng- Director, GAM1 Business Planning, CIMB Investment Bank

“Richard makes complicated concepts practical and simple to understand.”
Eileen Tan Seok Ling – Director, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd

“Richard was very clear and give out good example for easier understanding. He was able to translate finance into business centric focus. His knowledge in finance is the main strength of this event!”
Ahmad Fuad Bin Md Kasim – General Manager, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“The training was well presented and concepts were well understood. I feel this event would be an excellent choice for non-finance practitioners who need to employ decision-making with a financial basis. I found the trainer and the methodology of the training to be the main strengths of the event!”
Mohd Fariz Mohd Zain- General Manager, UMW Advantech

“Richard Parker is a very knowledgeable speaker as he was able to clearly put his message across to non-finance team. Kexxel Group has organized this event well.”
Mohamed Iqbal – Chief Operating Officer, Pharmaniaga Berhad

 “Complexity made simple! It was easy to understand the financial concepts due to the practical articulation by Richard Parker. I loved the content of the course as it is relevant to my work.”
Michael Chung Wing Kay- CCO, CCM Chemicals

Past Clients

  • Emaar Hospitality Group
  • Emirates National Oil Co. (ENOC)
  • Damac Properties
  • Emirates Steel Industries
  • Oman Oil Marketing Company SAOG
  • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • MEFIC Capital
  • Jeddah Development & Urban Regeneration Co.
  • Red Sea Marine Management DMCC
  • Hazim Consulting
  • Nissan Middle East FZE
  • Alkhorayef Group
  • Waad Holdings Co
  • MEFIC Capital
  • Saudi United Waterproofing Co.
  • National Fire Fighting Manufacturing FZCO (NAFFCO)
  • AAR Corporation
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
  • Singapore Telecommunications Ltd
  • Changi Airport Group

Why You Should Attend

  • Learn how to apply financial concepts and techniques to make better management decisions.
  • Enhance your confidence in your ability to create value for your organization.
  • Better understand the most important concepts in financial management and learn how senior executives put them to use to make critical strategic and economic decisions.
  • Obtain practical experience by using your new skills.
  • Be recognized as a knowledgeable and skilful strategic thinker in your organization.

Program Agenda

Day 1- Overview

The focus on day 1 is learning about the most important ideas in finance (such as WACC, NPV, IRR, Free Cash Flow and Economic Value Creation) and how you can use them to make critical management decisions.

SESSION 1- The Cost of Capital (WACC)

  • Estimating cost of debt
  • Credit ratings
  • Estimating cost of equity
  • Beta value
  • Estimating WACC
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model

Practical exercise: Estimating cost of capital at WalMart

SESSION 2- Discounted Cash Flow

  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Using Net Present Value to evaluate a project
  • Excel tips and shortcuts
  • Sensitivity testing
  • Considering risk in project evaluation

Practical exercise: Analysing and evaluating a strategic project proposal

SESSION 3- Creating Economic Value

  • Accounting value, market value and economic value
  • Why is value different than profit?
  • How you can create economic value
  • Measuring value created
  • Economic Value Added (EVA)

Practical exercise: Estimating value created at WalMart

SESSION 4- Free Cash Flow

  • Profit and cash flow
  • How you can be profitable and broke
  • Estimating free cash flow
  • Using free cash flow to value a business

Practical exercise: What would you pay to acquire WalMart?

Day 2- Overview         

This about the larger scope of finance and how managers make decisions about appropriate levels of debt, inventory, receivables and payables for the business. We will also learn to use a tool for testing whether the present financial condition of a business will provide it with a safe financial future. We will finish by examining the financial characteristics of some well-known global businesses and how they reflect the different strategic objectives of those businesses.

SESSION 1- Managing Working Capital

  • Working capital measures and metrics
  • Estimating receivables turnover time, payables turnover time and inventory turnover time
  • Working capital cycle time
  • How to optimise working capital
  • How working capital affects profitability

Practical exercise: Learning from working capital management at WalMart

SESSION 2- Managing Debt

  • Types of debt available to businesses
  • Gearing and leverage measures
  • Coverage ratios
  • How credit ratings are determined and how they affect the cost of borrowing
  • What is the right level of debt for a business?

Practical exercise: Analysis and assessment of debt at WalMart

SESSION 3- Managing the Financial Future

  • Sustainable growth rate
  • Viewing the financial future of a business
  • How predictive models work
  • The drivers of financial failure
  • Using a predictive model

Practical exercise: How financially sound is WalMart?

SESSION 4: Managing the Connection between Finance and Strategy

  • Profit margin strategies
  • Asset efficiency strategies
  • Value creating strategies
  • Growth strategies

Practical exercise: Examining how strategic decisions at WalMart, Coca Cola, Louis Vuitton, Pfizer and Tesco have created distinctive financial characteristics in those organisations.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is specifically designed for managers who may or may not have an accounting or finance background who see their future management role as requiring greater understanding of financial concepts to assist them in making sound management decisions.

  • Managing Directors / CEO
  • Business Owners / Executive Directors
  • General Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Accountants
  • Operational Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • HR Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Strategists
  • Sales Managers
  • Engineers
  • Technical Managers / Project Managers

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Venue

Venue:
5 Star Hotel - To Be Announced (Dubai)
City:
Dubai
Country:
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