Accounting and Finance for Non-Finance Managers and Executives

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, KL

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Apr 14, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 15, 2011
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Why Accounting is Important to Non-Financial Executive
• The need for information
• The contract between financial accounting and management
• An overview of corporate financial statements and reports
Understanding of How the Financial Accounts Are Constructed
• The financial accounting framework
• The accounting concepts, principles and policies
• The question of materiality and corporate disclosure
The Various Corporate Financial Statements and Reports
• The Chairman’s Statement • The Balance Sheet
• The Report by the Board of Directors • The Profit and Loss Account
• Auditor’s Report • The Cash Flow Statement
• Notes to Accounts
How to Interpret the Various Corporate Financial Statements and
• Accounting ratio computation and interpretation
• Critical areas to be covered by the ratio analysis, viz, profitability,
liquidity and gearing
• How to apply investment ratios to evaluate and appraise public listed
Case Study on Ratio Analysis and Interpretation of Corporate
Financial Statements
Basic Aspects of Finance
• Investment, valuation, risk, markets, politics, globalisation
• Companies, governments, banks, intermediaries, investors
The Relationship Between Risk and Return
• Business risk versus financial risk
• Risk and uncertainty
Management Game on “Risk and Return On Investment”
Company’s Objectives and Managerial Behaviour
• The objective of maximisation of shareholder’s wealth
• The social goals argument
• The separation of ownership and management in big corporations and
the resultant conflict of interests between the shareholder’s objective
and managerial objective
The Three Main Capital Markets
• The Foreign Exchange and Financial Futures Market
• The Stock Market
• The Money Market
Financial Decisions and the Time Value of Money
• Basic elements of the decision-making process in investment
• The time value of money
• Future value versus present value