Finance for Strategic Management

Strong financial strategies are not an option but a necessity

Less functional management techniques have had a considerable influence on control systems, making the old accounting model appear unsuitable and even deceptive. This strategic financial management curriculum combines financial and strategic management. It will assist you in accessing all economic factors used by management in making decisions, with an emphasis on two essential ingredients: cash flow and net present value. This program will assist you in developing your position as an accountant in a modern and dynamic environment.

Who is it for?

This intensive finance for Strategic Management course is ideal for managers with financial responsibility or who want to brush up on their analysis skills – such as business analysts, accountants, project managers, budget analysts, vice presidents of finance, controllers, and treasurers.

Study Mode Start Date Certification Learning Hours Price
Campus 28th June 2021 Finance for Strategic Managers 28 Hours £960
Online Flexible Finance for Strategic Managers 28 Hours £680

Programme Structure

Introduction to Accounts

  • Why are accounts needed?
  • Key conventions and rules
  • Financial accounts
  • Management accounts
  • Analysing key financial statements

Strategic Analysis of Financial Performance

  • Ratio analysis
  • The “Weinstock” performance ratios
  • Competitor analysis
  • Benchmarking

Analysing the Cost Structure

  • Different types of cost – fixed, variable
  • Marginal costing
  • Full costing
  • Cost drivers and activity-based costing
  • Breakeven and contribution analysis
  • Margin analysis

Cash Flow and Working Capital Control 

  • The cash flow cycle-Measures of solvency
  • Capital investment budgeting

Financial Control of the Business

  • The whole company budget process
  • Integrating forecasting planning and budgeting
  • Driving performance improvement through the budget
  • Setting appropriate KPI’s-Performance review process
  • Multi year budgeting

Pricing Issues

  • Price differentiation
  • The supply and demand relationship
  • The significance of volume and the experience curve
  • Continuous improvement
  • Dealing with competition
  • Investment appraisal
  • Cash versus profit measures
  • Forms of appraisal
  • payback, DCF, IRR-Allocating scarce funds

Funding Growth 

  • Sources of additional funds
  • The significance of gearing

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