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Preparatory Course for Singapore Chartered Accountant Qualification - Foundation Programme – Financial Management (FMF)

Objectives

Upon completion of the Financial Management (FM) module, candidates will be equipped with the skills expected from an aspiring Finance Manager. Starting with the environment and scope of finance, the module will delve into working capital management through active analysis of current assets and current liabilities. The firm's cost of capital, through debt and equity sources, and other business finance issues will also be explored. Candidates will then be exposed to different investment appraisal techniques and business valuation models to arm them with the knowledge to price financail instruments and businesses. Finally, the module will conclude with key risk-management elements, such as operational, market, reputation, and strategic risk concepts. 

Course Outline
  • The nature and purpose of financial management, and how the objectives relate to an entity's corporate strategy, both financially and non-financially, in different types of organisations. For each type of business, outline the economic environment faced by the business and consider the role of financial markets and institutions. 
  • The importance of working capital management and describe the different management approaches relating to inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash appropriate to the business entity, for working capital needs and funding strategies. 
  • Identify the purpose of investment appraisal, and apply the non-discounted and discounted cash flow techniques, adjusting for the effects of risk and uncertainty. Effects of inflation and taxation are also considered under the discounted cash flow techiques, as appropriate. 
  • Describe the different sources of short and long term finance that are appropriate and available to different business entities, in different industries and size, including small and medium sized entities. Consider the implications of an existing or proposed finance structure on gearing, cost of capital (debt and equity), and the capital structure. Consider the impact of the cost of capital in investment appraisal.  
  • Identify the different types of risk that may be contained within a defined business environment and apply appropriate monitoring and mitigation strategies. 
  • Describe and apply the different business valuation models available to value an organisation with debt and/or equity. Outline the efficient market hypothesis and state how this affects the valuation of shares. 
Assessment / Certificate of Attainment

No assessment or certificate is involved in this course. The Foundation Course allows entry into the Singapore CA Qualification for interested candidates without an accredited accountancy degree. Students may sit an external examination conducted by Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) after the course.

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for candiates without an accredited accountancy degree who would like to prepare themselves for entry into the Singapore CA Qualification Professional Programme.

Course Duration

Physical Classroom: 42 hours (inclusive mock exam review 3hr)

Assessment: 3 hours

Online Training: 10 hours (Supplementary videos)

No. of Training days: 14 days

Learning Materials

Students will be given a set of the learning pack prepared by LSBF tutor.

Teacher Student Ratio

1:30

Course Fee

SGD$1100

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