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Strategic Finance for Decision Makers @ Kuala Lumpur


Strategic Finance for Decision Makers @ Kuala Lumpur
Strategic Finance for Decision Makers @ Kuala Lumpur
18 February 2019 - 19 February 2019
5 Star Hotel - To Be Announced (Malaysia) - Kuala Lumpur
In House Training , Management , Leadership , Finance


Facilitator - Richard Parker

Voted No. 1 Provider of Executive Education by the Financial Times for four consecutive years (2008 - 2011) 

Photo of Richard Parker, the trainer for Strategic Finance for Decision Makers @ Kuala Lumpur

Former Program Director, Executive Development Programs, MBS
Former Program Director, Finance and Strategy programs, Mt Eliza Executive Education

"Often the case - top management comes from different backgrounds typically not from finance, bringing with them lots of expertise (Marketing, Ops, Strategy) and often fail to understand how the impact of their decision has affect on the financial outcome of the overall business."

Renowned for his skill and reputation as a finance presenter all over the world, Richard Parker is a highly sought after educator and consultant who specializes in corporate financial management.

This course is aimed to assist you to become recognized as a knowledgeable and skilful strategic thinker in your organization, enabling you to engage with other senior level executives with more confidence. Whether you are experienced or not, if you want to learn how to use financial concepts and techniques to make better management decisions, then this course is for you.  


A brief introduction to the programme


“For me I learnt quite a number of things from this training, most of the terms used are familiar to me but hearing Richard explain the terms in a layman’s language, and has given me a better understanding. As I don’t have a finance background, this course helped me understand some of the terms that I use every day in my job. If your job requires you to look at figures and the health of the company then you should attend this course. I found the training good and the material provided very useful to me.” 
Shafik Azlee Mashar – Head Internal Audit, Maxis Broadband

“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

“Richard Parker was able to explain strategic finance in a very practical manner. He strives to find simplicity in giving us a fundamental understanding of the financial principles. He also showed us how to use the knowledge we have gained into practical situations. I think this is a great course and the trainer is fantastic.”
Ahmad Nasri bin Mohamed – Vice President, Telekom Malaysia

“I came to this event to gain more knowledge. The training was a refresher course for myself. The knowledge I gained from this training can be applied in my career. I would encourage my colleagues to join this event, so they can gain more knowledge when it comes to making financial decisions. Richard is an amazing trainer."
Mohamed Azukarais Mohd Di - Head of Strategic Planning, Axiata Business Services

"Richard was engaging and able to translate finance into very business-centric focus. He was the main strength of the event.”
Sharifah Noralina bt Syed Yassin – HR Director, Dutch Lady Milk Industries

“Richard Parker is a good trainer. He has a good understanding on the topic and delivered the presentation clearly. The main strength of the training was the topic, “Managing Debt and Connecting Finance and Strategy."
Mohd. Azriq – Senior Executive of Corporate Finance, KUB Malaysia

"Richard presented the training well and it was easy to understand. For me the speaker, Richard Parker and the topic were the main strength of this event. The event was well organized by Kexxel Group.”
Mohd Helmy Norman – Chief Financial Officer, APIIT Education Group

“The trainer simplified the content which made it easy to understand. He connected theory and concepts to real life situations. The main strength of the training was that I gained knowledge that I can apply into my current project. Kexxel group has great coordination, friendly stuff and arranged the event well.”
Lina Hamizah Tajuddin – Assistant Manager, CIMB Bank Berhad

“The trainer covered the topics in a simplified manner so even a person with no financial background could understand. The main strength of the event was the speaker, Richard Parker. Kexxel Group manages to bring delegates from various skill backgrounds to the event in order to for us to exchange ideas.”
Mohamed Azukarais Mohd Di – Head of Strategic Planning, Axiata Business Services

“Richard Parker is very knowledgeable trainer and he is able to attract the audience attention. The main strength of the event for me was learning how to make decisions using financial data. Kexxel Group has friendly staff.”
Siti Zaliha Ahmad – Head of Business Development, Cyberview

Past Clients

  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad
  • Maybank Investment Bank
  • DIGI Telecommunications
  • SME Corp Malaysia
  • Petronas Dagangan Berhad
  • Sarawak Energy
  • Sime Darby Plantation
  • Chemical Company of Malaysia
  • AXA Asia Pacific
  • Pharmaniaga
  • Multimedia Development Corporation
  • Permodalan Nasional Berhad
  • MISC
  • Malaysia LNG
  • Khazanah Nasional
  • Mass Rapid Transit Corp.
  • Malaysian Rubber Board
  • Lembaga Tabung Haji
  • Malaysian Transformers Manufacturing
  • MNRB Holdings
  • Medi-Life
  • Tokio Marine Insurans
  • Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Why You Should Attend

  • Learn to use financial concepts and techniques to make better management decisions
  • Assist you to become bolder in your ability to create value for your orgnization
  • Understand the most important concepts in financial management 
  • Make critical strategic and economic decisions
  • Acquire practical experience, using your new skills by applying them to real world examples 
  • Become a knowledgeable and skilful strategic thinker

Program Agenda

Day 1

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         

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

Inquiry/In-house Training

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5 Star Hotel - To Be Announced (Malaysia)
Kuala Lumpur
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