20 & 21 Jun 2018 (Wed & Thu)
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Accounting & Finance for Non-finance Professionals

Simple Steps to Interpret Financial Information Effectively to Make Informed Business and Investment Decisions

Course Information
  Date   20 & 21 Jun 2018 (Wed & Thu)
  Venue   100 Orchard Road #04-100, Concorde Hotel S(238840)
  Time   9am to 5pm
  Fees   $1280 (inclusive of lunch and light refreshments)

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Make simple sense to complex financial information in just 2 Days

Understanding the Financial Concepts is very essential in today’s Business World, especially in the Field of Financial Management. Companies and its personnel would be able to achieve better results if they understand and interpret the Financial Concepts correctly. This Workshop is designed to equip the participants with the skills of understanding and analysing the Financial Concepts to discharge their job functions more efficiently and to better communicate with their colleagues from the Finance Department. This Workshop will help the participants reduce the risk of making wrong financial decisions.

Make Timely, Informed Business Decisions and Avoid Costly Errors

The lack of accounting and financial skills can be easily overcome with proper training and guidance.  This 2 day workshop is specifically designed to give you the tools for understanding, analysing, and interpreting financial statements. Using an effective step by step guide to understanding basic accounting where every term is simplified and every ratio explained in a straightforward manner.

It will familiarize you with the ins and outs of annual report, teach you how to read and understand the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement and demonstrate the use of financial ratios to determine business performance.

Practical Hands On Training – Key Takeaways

Understanding how to use financial indicators allows you to allocate resources and evaluate potential projects for maximum return-on-investment. Upon completion of this Workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different Types of Accounts and complex Financial Jargons
  • Understand the common benchmark used in Investment Appraisals
  • Avoid any “fear” over Basic Financial Concepts
  • Demonstrate the different Types of Costs and Cost Behaviour
  • Apply the concept of Break-Even Analysis for Decision Making
  • Estimate the Cash Flow Requirements using the tool of Budgeting
  • Comprehend the importance of Working Capital for day-to-day business
  • Better communicate with their colleagues from the Finance Department

Industry Expert: Dr M A Kader

M.Com., CA (Singapore), FCA, ACCA (UK) CPA (Australia), ATP (Income Tax), FAIA (UK), Ph.D., Public Accountant & Chartered Accountant of Singapore Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax)

Dr Kader is a Public Accountant registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and a Practising Chartered Accountant of Singapore. He has successfully passed the Professional Examinations of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) in First Attempt. He has a Master’s Degree (majoring in Accountancy) and a Doctorate in Management Studies to his credit.

He is a Practising Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He is an Accredited Tax Practitioner approved by the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP). He is a Fellow Member of the Association of International Accountants, UK. He is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK and a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) of Australia.

His professional experience and expertise spans more than 30 years in the fields of auditing and assurance, taxation, business advisory, accounting & financial reporting, financial management, company formation, company laws, education & training and management consulting services.

Dr Kader is also an Associate Lecturer in Accounting & Finance for Degree Courses offered by British, American and Australian Universities in Singapore. He has been teaching Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Financial Management in renowned Singapore Educational Institutes since 1994.

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Please contact Grace at (65) 6720 3333 or
email: grace@aventisglobal.edu.sg

Date 20 & 21 Jun 2018 (Wed & Thu)
Venue 100 Orchard Road #04-100, Concorde Hotel S(238840)
Time 9.00am to 5.00pm
Fee $1280 (inclusive of lunch and light refreshments)
Enquiries Please contact Grace 6720 3333 or
email: grace@aventisglobal.edu.sg

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Program Outline

What is Accounting?

  • Types of Accounts
  • Meaning of Debit and Credit
  • Rules of Double Entry System
  • Steps in Double Entry System 

Complex Financial Jargons

Types of Financial Statements

  • Statement of Comprehensive Income (Profit & Loss account)
  • Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Objectives of Financial Statements
  • Users of Financial Statements

Investment Appraisal Methods 

  • What is “Finance”?
  • Objectives of Financial Management
  • Concept of Time Value of Money
  • Methods of Investment Appraisal (Capital Budgeting Decisions)
  • Payback Period
  • Average Rate of Return (Return on Investment)
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Profitability Index
  • Non-financial factors for decision-making

Day 2

Costing & Cost Volume Profit Analysis

  • Types of Costs
  • Break even analysis (including relevance of cost behaviour)
  • Pricing, product profitability and sales planning
  • Margin of Safety
  • Decision making using Contribution Analysis and Key Factor


  • Types of Budgets
  • How to prepare a Cash Budget?
  • Role of Budgeting in Financial Management

Working Capital Management

  • Meaning of Working Capital
  • Working Capital Cycle
  • Sources and uses of cash
  • Cash flow improvement methods

Practical Exercises & Case Studies