Certificate in Financial Management

Most strategic and operational business decisions rely on a fundamental knowledge of financial management. Speaking and understanding the language of finance is an essential skill for leaders and managers throughout the organization. This understanding is also a prerequisite for finance professionals who need to make day to day decisions, and for accounting professionals who wish to advance their careers. Without a clear understanding of financial statements and financial analysis and management, you lack credibility with finance managers and business leaders alike. This certificate in financial management course consists of modules that reveal financial terminology and concepts, giving you the tools you need to communicate fluently with top executives and articulate business investment and project proposals to decision makers.

Awarding Body

London Institute of
Business & Technology


5 Days
25 Hours

Start Date

All Year Around

Study Mode

Classroom OR
Distance Learning

By the end of this programme, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge of corporate financial management
  • Employ their understanding in the macro finance roles from strategic and operational perspectives
  • Develop a practical understanding of corporate finance, capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Compare how equities and fixed income securities are priced
  • Design dynamic strategic financial planning models
  • Demonstrate understanding of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, and corporate control
  • The scope of corporate financial management
    • Introduction to the three pillars of financial management
    • Dimensions of capital funding
    • An inside look at the key financial statements
    • Why is cash flow is king?
    • The building blocks of financial analysis:
      • Vertical analysis and common size financial statements
      • Horizontal and trend analysis
      • Liquidity analysis
      • Solvency analysis
      • Efficiency analysis
      • Profitability analysis
    • Practical applications of the time value of money using Excel
  • Strategic and operational financial planning
    • Overview of the financial planning process
    • Understanding the sustainable growth rate
    • Pro-forma financial statements and assumptions
    • Modeling “what-if” analysis
  • Corporate finance, capital budgeting and cost of capital
    • The capital budgeting process
      • Net present value
      • Internal rate of return
      • Discounted payback period
      • Profitability index
    • Weighted average cost of capital
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and corporate control
    • Methods of acquisitions
    • Types of M&As
    • Motives for mergers & acquisitions
    • 5 phases to the M&A process
    • The process of due diligence
    • Reasons behind failed mergers
    • Anti-takeover measures
  • Stock and bond valuation
    • Valuation fundamentals of financial instruments
    • An inside look at common and preferred stocks
    • Stock valuation principles
      • Stocks held for specific period of time
      • Stocks held indefinitely
    • The free cash flow approach
    • Fixed income securities valuation
    • Bonds: premiums and discounts
  • Working capital and the financing decision
    • Components of working capital
    • Conservative approach for working capital management
    • Aggressive approach for working capital management
    • Ways of financing current assets
    • The cash conversion cycle and cash management

Finance professionals, finance managers, corporate controllers, financial controllers, treasury professionals, chief accountants, accounting managers, senior accountants, banking professionals, and corporate business professionals.

5-day training programme – 1,790 USD

How many students are there in a classroom?

It depends on how many would enroll per intake. Even if the number of students are just 1, we still continue with the training as planned. The maximum number of students we will have in a classroom is 10.

Can I request a date that is convenient for me?

Absolutely! We will arrange the training that is convenient for you. The training date is completely customizable.

Can I change the course content?

Yes, if the contents of the course needs to be changed, please let us know. We will communicate with you and get a course outline that works for you finalized.

Does it matter which industry I work at?

It really doesn’t. We take cases and discuss them to cover your industry. If you need the course to be customized and tailored to your industry, we can also do that. You’d have to let us know in advance by filling out the form below.

(The fees include coffee breaks, study materials and working lunches daily)

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