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Financial Analysis and Investigation Training

BMC Training provides a training course in Financial Analysis and Investigation in Finance , Accounting and Budgeting

Course Title
Venue
Start Date
End Date
  • London
    4 - 12 - 2022
    15 - 12 - 2022
  • Dubai
    11 - 12 - 2022
    22 - 12 - 2022
  • Paris
    11 - 12 - 2022
    22 - 12 - 2022
  • London
    18 - 12 - 2022
    29 - 12 - 2022
  • London
    25 - 12 - 2022
    5 - 1 - 2023
  • London
    1 - 1 - 2023
    12 - 1 - 2023
  • Istanbul
    8 - 1 - 2023
    19 - 1 - 2023
  • Kuala Lumpur
    15 - 1 - 2023
    26 - 1 - 2023
  • Dubai
    22 - 1 - 2023
    2 - 2 - 2023
  • Paris
    22 - 1 - 2023
    2 - 2 - 2023
  • Dubai
    5 - 2 - 2023
    16 - 2 - 2023
  • Paris
    5 - 2 - 2023
    16 - 2 - 2023
  • London
    12 - 2 - 2023
    23 - 2 - 2023
  • London
    19 - 2 - 2023
    2 - 3 - 2023
  • London
    26 - 2 - 2023
    9 - 3 - 2023
  • Istanbul
    5 - 3 - 2023
    16 - 3 - 2023
  • Kuala Lumpur
    12 - 3 - 2023
    23 - 3 - 2023
  • Dubai
    19 - 3 - 2023
    30 - 3 - 2023
  • Paris
    19 - 3 - 2023
    30 - 3 - 2023
  • London
    26 - 3 - 2023
    6 - 4 - 2023
  • London
    2 - 4 - 2023
    13 - 4 - 2023
  • London
    9 - 4 - 2023
    20 - 4 - 2023
  • Dubai
    16 - 4 - 2023
    27 - 4 - 2023
  • Paris
    16 - 4 - 2023
    27 - 4 - 2023
  • London
    23 - 4 - 2023
    4 - 5 - 2023
  • Kuala Lumpur
    7 - 5 - 2023
    11 - 5 - 2023
  • Dubai
    14 - 5 - 2023
    18 - 5 - 2023
  • Paris
    14 - 5 - 2023
    18 - 5 - 2023
  • Istanbul
    21 - 5 - 2023
    25 - 5 - 2023
  • London
    28 - 5 - 2023
    8 - 6 - 2023
  • Dubai
    4 - 6 - 2023
    15 - 6 - 2023
  • Paris
    4 - 6 - 2023
    15 - 6 - 2023
  • London
    11 - 6 - 2023
    22 - 6 - 2023
  • London
    18 - 6 - 2023
    29 - 6 - 2023
  • London
    25 - 6 - 2023
    6 - 7 - 2023
  • Dubai
    2 - 7 - 2023
    13 - 7 - 2023
  • Paris
    2 - 7 - 2023
    13 - 7 - 2023
  • Kuala Lumpur
    9 - 7 - 2023
    20 - 7 - 2023
  • Istanbul
    16 - 7 - 2023
    27 - 7 - 2023
  • London
    23 - 7 - 2023
    3 - 8 - 2023
  • London
    6 - 8 - 2023
    17 - 8 - 2023
  • London
    13 - 8 - 2023
    24 - 8 - 2023

Objectives:

  • Apply the framework of financial statements analysis.
  • Demonstrate skills at the foundations of ratio and financial analysis.
  • Carry out company and industry analysis.
  • Implement the process of company evaluation and analysis.
  • Analyse real-life financial statements from companies traded on the world and GCC stock exchanges.
  • Describe the nature of fraud and the fraudster
  • Identify relevant legislation in relation to fraud investigations
  • Identify specialist agencies to support fraud investigations
  • Maximise existing skills within fraud investigations
  • Manage fraud investigations
  • An understanding of how to safely secure and package exhibits recovered in an investigation and label them correctly for continuity and court purposes

Outlines:

Financial Statements and Business Decisions

  • Accounting and Financial Systems
  • Four Key Financial Statements
  • Relationship among the Financial Statements
  • Management Uses of Financial Statements
  • Essential Notes to the Financial Statements

Financial Statement Analysis: An Introduction

  • Role of Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • The Core Financial Statements and the Importance of the Annual Report
  • The Important Role of Notes and Supplementary Information
  • Objective and Types of Audits of Financial Statements
  • Financial Statement Analysis Framework
  • The Accounting Cycle
  • Financial Reporting Mechanics
  • Relationship, Elements and Classification of Financial Statements

Financial Reporting Standards

  • Importance of Reporting Standards in Security Analysis and Valuation
  • The Standards Setting Bodies
  • International Financial Reporting Standards versus Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Understanding Financial Statements

  • Income Statement Components
  • Revenue and Expense Recognition
  • Balance Sheet Components:
  • Measurement and Classification
  • Cash Flow Statement:
  • Operating, Investing, and Financing Activities
  • Direct versus Indirect Methods in Cash Flow Preparation

Financial Analysis Techniques

  • Ratio Analysis
  • Liquidity: Current, Quick, and Cash Ratios
  • Asset Management and Activity Ratios
  • Solvency: Debt, Equity, and Times Interest Earned Ratios
  • Profitability: Profit Margin, Gross Margin, Return on Assets, Return on Equity
  • Market and Valuation: Price-Earnings and Earnings Per Share Ratios
  • Vertical Analysis and Strategy: Balance Sheet and Income Statement Approaches
  • Trend Analysis and Growth
  • DuPont Analysis: The Three-Step and Five-Step Models
  • Time-Series and Cross-Sectional Analysis
  • Limitation of Ratio Analysis

Financial Statement Analysis: Applications and Presentations

  • Evaluating a Company’s Past Performance
  • Comprehensive Real-Life Analysis of Publicly Traded Companies

Nature and Profile of the Fraudster / Victims

  • To understand how the opportunities for fraud occur
  • To understand the behaviour of a fraudster
  • To identify the profile of those involved in occupational fraud
  • To enable the delegate to understand the nature and scale of Fraud and roles and responsibilities of other agencies
  • To be able to recognise the different types and classifications of Fraud
  • To be able to explain the impact of Fraud on local and national communities

Core Investigative Skills

  • To understand the investigative mindset in volume and priority fraud investigations
  • To recognise investigative skills sets applicable to fraud investigations
  • Rules of evidence
  • To identify and prioritise decision log entries
  • To develop investigation plans giving focus, direction and clarity to fraud investigations
  • To identify best practice from both the simulated and original investigations

Golden Hour for Fraud

  • To understand and apply golden hour principles unique to volume and priority fraud investigations
  • To understand the importance of case conclusion and applying lessons learnt through structured debriefs
  • To understand suspect management in fraud investigations
  • To understand the need for fraud policy files (Decision logs)
  • Fraud management
  • Evidence recovery

Witness and Suspect Interviews

  • Use and understand the PEACE model for interviewing Witnesses and suspects
  • Plan and preparing for an interview
  • How to combat problems in interviews
  • Blocks to communication
  • Principles of Interviews
  • Communication skills

Combating Fraud. So, What Do We Do Now?

  • Do’s and don'ts within investigations
  • Victim management
  • Structured statement writing
  • Occupational fraud
  • Spotting the warning signs
  • How to prevent fraud?

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