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Finance in Telecoms – Programme Details

Module 1: Finance for Telecoms Professionals

How a company is financially structured

  • Financial Overview
  • The Business Cycle

The Financial Statements

  • Overview of the Financial Statements
  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Income Statement
  • Retained Earnings
  • Cash Flow

Return On Investment

  • Return on Investment – Capital
  • Profitability
  • Operational Gearing
  • Asset Turnover
  • Du Pont Analysis
  • Debt
  • Leverage
  • Gearing & Leverage – Examples

Essential Ratios – Working Capital

  • Working Capital
  • Liquidity
  • Summary

Module 2: Budgeting and Forecasting in Telecoms

Cash and Accrual Accounting

  • Accounting in Budgets and Forecasts
  • Opex, Capex and Depreciation
  • Costs: Behaviour and Treatment
  • Cost Control

Preparing the Budget

  • What is a Budget?
  • Setting Budgeting Objectives
  • Principles Of Budgeting
  • The Budgeting Process

Analysing and Budgeting Against Forecasting

  • Month End and Closing the Books
  • Tracking Against Budget
  • Flexing the Budget
  • Forecasting

Building the Business Case

  • The Time Value of Money and Discounted Cash Flows
  • Net Present Value and Internal Rat es of Return
  • Other Capital Appraisal Techniques
  • Asset Valuation

Module 3: KPIs & Financial Analysis

Understanding Financial Analysis

  • Identify current vital financial indicators that are important to your organization
  • Apply methods that can improve your company’s profit picture and your stockholders’ investment
  • Know your firm’s finances and what that means for the present and future
  • Appreciate your role in corporate planning
  • Strategies to interpret and evaluate financial information
  • Applying the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM): How to calculate present value

Applying KPI’s to drive results

  • Ways increase company value
  • How to evaluate capital investment proposals
  • Options to measure management performance
  • Understanding Cash Flow Analysis