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FNB 105B - Investment, Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
FNB 105B 13 March 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
FNB 105B 08 May 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
FNB 105B 03 July 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
FNB 105B 28 August 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
FNB 105B 23 October 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
FNB 105B 18 December 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course is designed to help users to analyze and report their finances by discussing many topics. Basic concepts of financial planning, goal setting, and maximizing assets as well as the types of personalities and their investment profiles along with the various stages in the life cycle of an investor are discussed. An in-depth discussion of investing strategies is provided, including various instruments suitable for both savers and investors. The course also provides strategies for reducing tax burden, and building a model portfolio that suits your risk and return profile.

Course Objectives

  • Knowing basic concepts in financial planning 
  • Analysing various financial products for savers and investors 
  • Understanding various types of personalities and their financial needs
  • Recognizing your financial goals and achieving them
  • Having better control on taxes you pay
  • Building a finance portfolio suiting your needs
  • Reporting of financial planning

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting Professionals
  • Budget holders
  • Finance Professionals
  • Anyone who needs to know about organisational finance

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • What is financial planning
  • Three steps in financial planning process
  • Elements of the balance sheet
  • The income and expense statement
  • The budget
  • Why is it important to prepare budget carefully?

Day 2

  • The time value of money
  • Diversification - 'spreading risk'
  • Investment timing
  • Saving versus investment
  • Products options for savers
  • Checking accounts
  • Savings account

Day 3

  • Certificates of deposit
  • Money market mutual funds
  • Money market deposit accounts
  • Products options for investors
  • Common stock
  • Bonds
  • Preferred stock
  • Mutual funds

Day 4

  • Introduction to financial systems
  • Business model analysis
  • Sustainable earnings analysis
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Balance sheet analysis
  • Credit analysis & equity analysis

Day 5

  • Types of goals
  • Investment objectives
  • Liquidity: real needs and perceived needs
  • Strategies for reducing income tax
  • Basics of portfolio management
  • Financial planning calculators
  • How to write different kinds of financial planning report

Day 6

  • Real estate
  • Commodities
  • Metals, art and collectibles
  • The five personalities
  • Using the five-way classification model
  • Risk/Return trade-offs for investors
  • Risk/Return position at various life cycle stages

Day 7

  • Financial forecasting and pro forma financial statements
  • Forecasting external funding requirements
  • Sustainable growth analysis
  • Implications of a company's financing decisions
  • Financial analysis of specialized industries
  • Pre-course expectation analysis
  • Definitions, principles and types of monitoring and evaluation activities

Day 8

  • Program management cycle
  • Monitoring & evaluation cycles
  • Logical framework for strategic planning
  • Practical/group work: preparing a strategic plan
  • Steps of Terms of Reference (TOR) or proposal for monitoring & evaluation activities

Day 9

  • Monitoring and evaluation methods
  • Basic quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques
  • Bias in data collection: definition, sources and control
  • Data processing: analysis, interpret and presentation of routine program data
  • Structure of a technical report: understanding observation, interpretation, conclusion and recommendation

Day 10

  • Post-course evaluation
  • Community development and projects funding
  • Funding requirements
  • Project finance
  • Capital budgeting and investment appraisal
  • Donor policies and procedures
  • Complying with donor procedures
  • Expenditure prioritization
  • Disbursement methods