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Workshop on Finance for Non-Financial Directors

This one-day workshop on Finance for Non-Financial Directors will be presented by Bob Semple, Chartered Accountant.

What do I gain from this workshop?

  • Appreciation of a director’s responsibilities in relation to finance
  • A better understanding of the balance sheet and how the assets in your business are funded
  • Increased knowledge of the profit & loss account and how it relates to the balance sheet and cash flow
  • Increased capacity to interpret the accounts using ratio analysis

Introductions & Course Overview           

  • The Business as a Financial System                                 
  • The Balance Sheet – fixed assets, current assets, share capital & reserves, long-term & current liabilities
  • The Profit & Loss Account - the accruals concept, differences between profit & cash, gross profit v operating profit v net profit, “EBITDA”                               
  • How the Balance Sheet, P&L and Cash Flow Statement are inter-related - simulation of the key financial elements of a business plan     
  • Interpreting the accounts - introducing ratio analysis - essential principles of ratio analysis, key profitability, liquidity, working capital, gearing and investment ratios
  • Case Study - using ratios to analyse a real, troubled business
  • Real Annual Accounts - Variations in formats & terminology, examples of extracts from private and ISEQ companies, understanding the business media

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Monday, 17th April 2017. However, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. All fees are forfeited thereafter. Workshop fees are also non-transferrable. 

CPD

IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD, please check with your relevant professional body. IoD workshops are admissible as part of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) CPD Scheme and would count towards “Active” learning. Workshops may also be eligible for CPD with Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland, the Institute of Banking, and the LIA. Please check with your relevant professional body or contact Sheila Byrne at 01 411 0010 for further information.

26 Apr
Bob Semple , Chartered Accountant
09:00 - 16:30
€395 ex VAT IoD members / €455 ex VAT non-members
Irish Management Institute, Sandyford, Dublin 16
sbyrne@iodireland.ie
Fully Booked
Presenter

Bob Semple

Chartered Accountant

Bob Semple - Company Director, Facilitator and Lecturer, recently completed a 36-year career with PwC in Dublin and Toronto. He spent 26 years as a Partner and more recently he had responsibility for the Governance, Risk and Compliance practice. A Chartered Accountant by training, Bob holds a Diploma in Company Direction (IoD) and a Diploma in Corporate Governance.

Bob is an experienced facilitator and an expert user of electronic collaboration systems. He provides consulting services mainly in the areas of corporate governance, board evaluation, and risk management and lectures for a number of bodies including the IMI, UCD and The Law Society of Ireland.

 

Workshop material is prepared by presenters and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in hard copy to all participants. We regret that requests for additional or soft copies of material cannot be accommodated.