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Education Budgets and Financial Management

Starts: 15th Sep, 2020

Location: Bus-Stop, 105 Ikorodu Rd, Fadeyi, Ikeja

Summary

To reinforce the operational and analytical expertise of the participants with regards to public sector Financial Management and budgeting and more specifically in the field of education. Beneficiaries will be able to actively participate and play key role in the preparation of Medium-Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEF); in their own Government budget as well as that of their education department, for better integrating national policies, plans and budgeting, with the aim of reaching development goals. Course Content The content of the program is drawn from field experience and is a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge and concepts applied in education budgeting and financial management. Macro-economic and Educational Financing: This section presents the funding mechanisms of education systems in the context of economic and fiscal constraints in national budgets. Participants will be able to identify the main macro-economic indicators which permit measuring the amount of readily available public resources in Education. Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEF): This section will present MTEF development techniques. Participants will be able to estimate multiyear course ions of revenue and expenditures for implementing medium term education plans. National and Education Budgets: This section presents the different stages involved in the preparation and execution of national budgets. Participants will be equipped with the techniques to develop sophisticate approach-based education budgets such as programme or performance-based budget and gender responsive budget... Budget Expenditures Analysis: This section presents the evaluation of the impact of education costs in the educational sector, while applying a series of performance indicators, analysing education expenditure by category, function, program and level of education. Financial Management: This section outlines the techniques and procedures of financial management within public education sectors as they continuously modernize their management methods. The section will introduce multi-fund accounting which enables education institutions (schools, universities, etc). to keep an account of their financial resources from various financial sources in accordance with the different conditions of use. Pre-Requisite: Experience in Financial Management and Budget Service Profile of Participant: In addition to the criteria mentioned in the introduction, managers from ministries of education, finance and planning (Federal, States or local departments/services), institutions involved in financial management and budget planning. Ideal for: Business Managers Finance Directors/Officers Bursars Anyone with an involvement in school budgeting Phone: Dr Chris Egbu +2348023194131

Pro-Active Debt Recovery Course

Starts: 2nd Jun, 2020

Location: Abuja

Summary

Positive Cash flow is the life-blood of any business and therefore, good credit control and collection techniques are vital. However, effective debt recovery is also crucial and necessary to any business. This course will broaden the delegates understanding of credit control and best corporate practice in relation to this. It also examines issues relevant to debt recovery from the pre-action stage through to the procedures and practical issues involved in obtaining and enforcing money judgments. The overall goal of this programme is to enhance existing debt recovery skills, using a professional, conventional and un-orthodox approach to recover debt from a debtor. Participants are encouraged to be focused, practical and concise in developing and articulating debt recovery intelligence. Course Highlights: What can I do to pursue a debt? Contacting a debtor. Questions About The Use of physical force, Undue Harassment and Coercion Questions About Misleading, Deceptive And Unconscionable Conducts The 24 Qualities of Credit Recovery Personnel Pitfalls to avoid in debt recover Legal aspect of debt recovery, etc. Course Synopsis: Debtors in Category The Four type Debtors Debtors by Choice Debtors by Circumstance Debtors by Mismanagement Debtors by Deliberate Design Stating the Fundamentals of Debt Recovery How Self-image Help Achieving a Positive Self-image Believe in Yourself Be Prepared Which Approach is Best Aggressiveness Passivity Assertiveness What makes a good Debt Recovery Officer? 24 Qualities of a Good Debt Recovery Officer The “5ps” in Credit Recovery action Scanning Debt Recovery Instrument Professional Approach Conventional Approach Un-orthodox Approach Knowing Debtors’ Tricks Preparing for Debt Recovery How to Lay Ambush for an Evading Debtor The Force of Persistence How to Handle Settlement Proposal Key Issues Debt Rehabilitation Pitfall to avoid in Debt Recovery Major Pitfalls Routine Recovery Letters Legal Aspects of Strategic Debt Recovery The Nature of Law in the Pre-colonial West African Societies The Advent of English Law in Nigeria Sources of the Law Relating to Debt Recovery The Nature of Credit Credit Process Doctrines of Equity Maxims of Equity Some of the Enactments Relating to Debt Recovery in Nigeria Traditional Methods of Debt Recovery Effective Recovery Procedure The Evidence Act, The Buren and Standard of Proof The Civil Procedure Rules of Courts Bankruptcy/Winding up Proceedings Contingency Method Dynamic Debt Recovery Technique Means of Enforcing Judgments Do it yourself Legal Actions Basic for valid contract Many ways of filing actions Who should attend? This course will be of benefit to debt recovery personnel’s, credit controllers, general litigators, newly qualified practitioners, legal executives and paralegals who wish to expand their knowledge. Course level: Intermediate Phone: +2348023194131

Business Literacy - Mastering the Dynamics of Business Drivers Course

Starts: 1st Sep, 2020

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Divisional Police Station, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony

Summary

When development of employees concentrates on or gets limited to technical skills only, their business knowledge is hampered. When employees’ business knowledge is hampered, their ability to contribute to the success of the business gets limited. This course is designed for employees to immerse themselves in dynamics of business and heighten their levels of engagement by reducing their ignorance or misunderstanding about the way business runs. The participants will be able to improve their judgment and decisiveness skills. They will see the big picture and recognize that all decisions, no matter how small, can have an effect on the bottom line. They will increase their financial literacy and improve their business sense. Participants will learn to manage business risks better and bring critical thinking into all they do as they pursue their respective job descriptions. The bottom line is higher critical number of employees influencing the whole organization positively and providing that additional edge that will lead to success. Course Contents Day One You Must See the Big Picture of the Business Recognize growth opportunities Mindfulness of decisions Everything is related Strong initiative Innovative Decisiveness. You Must Know Money Answers What makes my company money? What are our Sales? What is our Profit Margin? What are our Costs? You Must Understand the Business Risk Continuous assessment External risk factors Internal risk factors Making adjustments and corrections. Day Two You must be Financially Literate Assets Liabilities Equity Financial Ratios Income Statement (P and L) Balance Sheet Cash flow statement. Asset Management Day Three Key Business Levers Investing in people Effective communication Talent management Change management Asset management Organizational management Process improvement Goal alignment. Day Four Critical Thinking for the Business Ask the right questions Organize the business data Evaluate the information. Recognize Learning Events Develop a sense of continuous learning Evaluate past decisions Problems as learning opportunities. Phone: 08033019120

Optimal Management of Working Capital Course

Starts: 6th Aug, 2020

Location: 5/7, Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Anthony Police Station, Idi-Iroko, Anthony Village

Summary

This course teaches participants the significance of Working Capital Management as the tool or managerial accounting strategy to guarantee the efficiency of the business and its short-term financial health at all times. Positive working capital is required to ensure that an enterprise is able to continue its operations, and has enough working capital at any one time to meet the short-term obligations, like buying inventory or covering payroll, or paying its loans, etc. Participants will also learn how Working Capital Management structures the working capital cycle. The longer the working capital cycle is, the longer a business is tying up capital without earning a return on it to keep the business sustainable. Course Contents Day One Introduction Importance of Working Capital Management Cash flow and profit relationship Risk and return trade-off. The Working Capital Cycle Basics Cash conversion Cycle Inventory Debtors and account receivables Creditors and account payables. Working Capital Optimization Best Practice Economic order quantity Process improvement Credit control Stock control techniques ABC VED SDE MRP JIT Debtor management and its costs Outsourcing of debt management. Day Two Financing Working Capital Bank current lines Supplier financing Alternative receivables funding. Technology Solutions Payment systems. Phone: 08033019120

The Unbanked: A Remittance and International Payment Evolution

Starts: 3rd Apr, 2020

Location: Venia Business Hub. Plot 8 The Providence Street, Lekki

Summary

Boundlesspay, a subsidiary of BitFXT Technology Ltd will be hosting an event in Lagos in April 2020 geared at sensitizing the people on possibilities of integration of services, international remittances and SMEs. What is even better, Boundlesspay has partnered with Dash, a top 20 cryptocurrency project by market capitalization in a bid to make this event even better. With this move, you can basically "Dash" with Boundlesspay! BitFXT Technology Ltd and Dash have had a wonderful working relationship and this further shows their mutual drive towards global crypto adoption of both the unbanked and those who require remittance services for their businesses. A roadmap of the future has been set in place with this event slated to hold in Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria, playing home to several businesses and business owners who will benefit from this. Contact us: +2348090660713, support@bitfxt.com

Restore Financial Seminar 2020

Starts: 14th Mar, 2020

Location: His Grace Event Centre. Dreamworld Africana Way, Off Eleganza Bus Stop, by 2nd Toll Gate, Lekki

Summary

Theme: Increasing Financial Networth Exponentially in Challenging Times Topics: 1. Setting Financial goals 2. Financial Management 3. Budgeting your money 4. Investment /Wealth creation 5. Leaving a Legacy Refreshments will be served. Registration required by March 12, 2020 Contact Nukak @ 0814-276-4336

FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY (FINTECH): LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

Starts: 26th Feb, 2020

Location: Lagos Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki - Epe Expressway

Summary

• Fundamentals of Financial Technology and Regulatory framework Thereof • Legal Issues in Financial Technology e.g. legal Implications of Hacking and Tech backed stealing from bank accounts and e-wallet Security etc. • Data collation, processing and protection • E-Contracts and its Enforceability • Legal considerations in Mobile Payments, Mobile Lending and Personal Finance e.g. including Remita, Interswitch, PayPal, QR Code Payment Systems etc. Registration and Enquires: info@clb.com.ng

West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference

Starts: 4th Feb, 2020

Location: Eko Hotels & Suites

Summary

"Driving economic growth with trade" With the impending ratification of the AfCFTA by Nigeria amongst other key African economies, a comprehensive two-day agenda will provide expert perspectives on the potential impact of further regional economic integration across West Africa, and the implications of policy initiatives aimed at stimulating economic diversification, financial stability and export growth. Contact us on mdaly@gtreview.com

World Conference on Accountants (WCA-19)

Starts: 26th Dec, 2019

Location: Abeokuta

Summary

The World Conference on Accountants (WCA-19). (WCA-19) is being organized by ISER-India to provide an opportunity to research scholars, delegates and students to interact and share their experience and knowledge in technology application. (WCA-19) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in Computer software and applications,Computing,Computer Science Engineering,Information Technology. The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet the share cutting-edge development in the field. Enquiries Email Address info@iser.org.in

International Congress on Economy, Finance, and Business (ICEFB-19)

Starts: 26th Dec, 2019

Location: Abeokuta

Summary

The International Congress on Economy, Finance, and Business (ICEFB-19). (ICEFB-19) is being organized by ISER-India to provide an opportunity to research scholars, delegates and students to interact and share their experience and knowledge in technology application. (ICEFB-19) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in Computer software and applications,Computing,Computer Science Engineering,Information Technology. The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet the share cutting-edge development in the field. Enquiries Email Address info@iser.org.in

Credit Appraisal and Debt Management Training

Starts: 24th Feb, 2020

Location: Lagos Learning Centre, 1A Unity Road, Ikeja

Summary

We live in the middle of the “Age of Debt”. Debt has always been a lever of business development and even more so in recent years. This course allows you to acquire and develop the knowledge, the techniques, the basic and advanced tools for planning and managing corporate debt. The course is aimed at clients requiring an understanding of financial statements including an awareness of the information contained within financial statements; how that information is presented; and how that information is interpreted. It is also aimed at staffs that analyze financial information provided to them and arrive at reasoned decisions, Support staff responsible for gathering and interpreting information for lending managers and Staff responsible for the management of bad and doubtful debts who need a working knowledge of the decision-making process which led to the lending being made. This course consists of a combination of facilitated discussions, slide presentations, case-studies and real-life examples. For Banking and Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Corporate Treasury, Documentation, Retail Banking, Risk and Credit Staff Reach us now, call Dr Gosim Martin, Director of Programs +2348034963464

Comprehensive Course on IFRS Fundamentals

Starts: 10th Feb, 2020

Location: Lagos Learning Centre, 1A Unity Road, Ikeja

Summary

This intensive course provides a rigorous and detailed overview of all major technical IFRS requirements, and includes illustrative financial statements, case studies, examples, coverage of the most significant IFRSs, and interactive participation from the delegates. In addition to a review of current IFRSs, course delegates also receive an update on the major new standards on revenue, leases, and financial instruments and the probable impact of their adoption in the local environment.

Tools and Techniques for Modern Internal Auditors Course

Starts: 27th Jan, 2020

Location: Lagos Learning Centre, 1A Unity Road, Ikeja

Summary

Provides an opportunity for all levels of internal auditors to: Plan, manage and implement an audit from beginning to end Identify, prioritize and measure risks and their role in auditing Understand how to identify, document and evaluate internal controls Use the preliminary survey to determine how and what to audit Discover the best techniques for gathering audit evidence and preparing working papers Enhance interpersonal and team-building skills throughout the audit Understand the importance of the audit communication process Develop effective channels of communication with the Chief Audit Executive and executive management Learn techniques for managing teams, assigning and delegating tasks, and documenting and presenting audit results Create an environment of trust, teamwork, accountability and responsibility and develop strategies to increase participation and cooperation of the audit staff. For Internal Auditors, Internal Controllers, Internal Check Managers and Business Risk and Assurance Officers. Dr. Gosim Martin, Director of Program +2348034963464

Financial Management Course

Starts: 2nd Mar, 2020

Location: Lagos Learning Centre, 1A Unity Road, Ikeja

Summary

This program is aimed at providing finance managers and management executives with a broad balanced financial perspective that enables them to function better as managers. It integrates traditional financial analysis with the latest thinking around economic profit, value management and the Balanced Scorecard. In this way, figures come alive and are imbued with significance and meaning; finance becomes a joy! It is an interactive program that involves delegates creating their own models and managing as if in the real world. A large proportion of time is spent outside of “lecture-style” learning. For Finance Managers, Senior Management Executives, Head of Departments/ Units and other non-finance managers with strategic decision-making responsibilities. Contact us; Dr. Gosim Martin, Director of Program +2348034963464

Financial Management Course

Starts: 2nd Mar, 2020

Location: Lagos Learning Centre, 1A Unity Road, Ikeja

Summary

This program is aimed at providing finance managers and management executives with a broad balanced financial perspective that enables them to function better as managers. It integrates traditional financial analysis with the latest thinking around economic profit, value management and the Balanced Scorecard. In this way, figures come alive and are imbued with significance and meaning; finance becomes a joy! It is an interactive program that involves delegates creating their own models and managing as if in the real world. A large proportion of time is spent outside of “lecture-style” learning. For Finance Managers, Senior Management Executives, Head of Departments/ Units and other non-finance managers with strategic decision-making responsibilities. Contact us; Dr. Gosim Martin, Director of Program +2348034963464

Finnovex West Africa

Starts: 22nd Oct, 2019

Location: Lagos Continental Hotel, 52a Kofo Abayomi Street

Summary

Financial Institutions and banks, in West Africa, driven by innovation, are harnessing region’s widespread mobile-phone coverage to create low-price offerings and innovative distribution models and are tapping the intrinsic opportunities that lie within these challenges the West African digital banking revenue growth could accelerate significantly over the coming years. The regions Central Banks are implementing policies to meet the requirements of the next generation banking customer by examining the challenges and successes of countries that have improved financial inclusion. In turn, the sector must efficiently incorporate disruptive mobile money platforms, automated banking systems, tailored credit facilities and crypto-currencies for this dynamic market. In light of this, Finnovex will address the entire value chain of the region’s banking and financial sector to best achieve financial inclusion and sustainable growth. The Southern Africa Edition of Finnovex was recently concluded and witnessed great reception form the industry. It is a one-of-a-kind platform for leaders and stakeholders responsible for innovation and excellence in the financial services to come together, discuss and share the current and future role of technology and innovation. The highlights from the event can be viewed on Banking on the resounding response received for Finnovex Middle East and Southern Africa, which featured more than 30 Thought Leaders, FinTech Pioneers, Bankers and Investors, Exibex is proud to present Finnovex West Africa organized under the Patronage of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019 at Lagos, Nigeria This must-attend summit presents a platform for industry shaping discussions with experts, thought-leaders and innovators from all across the financial services community that will concentrate on global trends and disruptions, how market players can determine opportunities and respond to the threats. A gathering that concentrates on the big and pressing issues from Fintech Disruption to Financial Inclusion, Blockchain and Regtech. Get Prepared to experience quality, one-to-one networking, as well as key sessions dedicated to important industry topics, demos from premium sponsors, Roundtables, Board Room Briefing and fireside chats on a range of carefully curated topics, Finnovex 2019 will give you and your business a valuable kick start into the future and add value, through knowledge and networking, to the organization you represent to directly target the difficult-to-reach group of digital financial leaders. A platform to showcase your organization to a wide audience beyond the conference attendees through print, online, email and social media channels.Join us to discover the best and next practices prevalent in the industry and to network with peers: To see the full speaker line-up and learn more about Finnovex West Africa 2019 organized under the Patronage of the Central Bank of Nigeria, visit the website here www.finnovex.com/wa Contact: info@exibex.com

CIPM LAGOS STATE BRANCH KNOWLEDGE SHARING FORUM

Starts: 30th Nov, 2019

Location: CIPM HOUSE, 1 Cipm Avenue, Alausa Ikeja

Summary

A gathering of Human Resource professionals coming together to share knowledge on contemporary issues impacting the workplace About this Event Meet & Greet Master Class Panel Discussion Ask the Experts Networking Phone: 0810 558 8421

Auditing Conduct Risk Course

Starts: 3rd Dec, 2019

Location: Abuja

Summary

Conduct risk is the threat of financial loss to an organization caused by the poor judgment of managers and employees. Conduct risk management gained more attention in the corporate sector, and especially the financial field, after it was revealed that unethical behavior was a primary cause of the 2007 global financial crisis. A sound governance framework should help drive a positive culture that makes compliance and ethical behavior a responsibility for every employee, at all levels. Rather than measuring or providing an opinion on culture, Internal Auditors is increasingly including substantive testing of culture, holding a mirror to the organization on what staff have shared confidentially across each individual audit, and across multiple audits across the organization. As the third line of defense, internal audit provides an independent and end-to-end view on how those at the first line (business units) are encouraging and promoting the appropriate culture, and how the second line (risk and compliance) is monitoring and challenging the organization to keep on the right path. Traditionally, internal audit (IA) has focused on providing assurance with respect to known risks and the effectiveness of controls in mitigating those risks. Regulators, however, are increasingly interested in an organization’s ability to identify blind spots, unknown risks, and other vulnerabilities that may undermine the integrity of the risk management environment, including the risk of misconduct. When we talk about ‘conduct risk’ we often go on to describe the risk of customer or client product controls failing, or maybe, 'treating customers unfairly'. And, as we know, conduct is on the radar of regulators, leading to penalties or even delicensing. This course leads you through strategies for auditing this subject. Who should attend? The course is open to all. What will I learn? Upon completion you will be able to: Identify and define the difference between conduct risk and other types of risk Understand how conduct risk can be qualitatively or quantitatively measured Be able to undertake an audit of conduct and culture risk within your organization. Course Outline About conduct risk What constitutes conduct risk – what is different about conduct risk? Can you define and measure conduct risk? Is auditing conduct risk any different from auditing any other type of risk? Auditing conduct risk Are we considering the interests of our customers and treating them fairly? Can we prove we have a culture that supports customer interests? How do we differentiate between high and low risk customer products? Who challenges products from the customer's perspective? How are products shaped to meet customer's expectations? Are our controls proportionate to risk levels? How do we incentivise product sales and deployment? Do we ensure that products are correctly described for defined customer profiles? Do third parties market, sell or distribute our products? How do we control third parties? Do we have appropriate on-going product service arrangements for our customers? How do we process claims and complaints? Is conduct risk reassessed at routine intervals or when business strategy changes? Do we perform stress scenario analysis and challenge against our products? phone: +2348023194131

Auditing Corporate Governance Course

Starts: 15th Oct, 2019

Location: Abuja

Summary

Corporate governance involves a set of relationships between a company's management, its Board, its shareholders and other stakeholders. ... Larger organizations are embedding an assessment of governance into existing audits such as risk audits. This course summarizes key corporate governance concepts and looks at internal audit’s role in an interactive and participative style. It will improve your ability to provide effective, professional insight and internal audit assurance over this vital activity and to identify the key risks faced by organizations in this area. Who should attend? This course is suitable for a wide range of delegates, including those with little and those with significant internal audit, risk and governance experience. What will I learn? Upon completion you will be able to: Appreciate the benefits of effective corporate governance and common challenges that organizations face in this area Understand corporate governance trends and topical issues Understand the components and dimensions of good practice corporate governance Identify and assess corporate governance risks and appropriate mitigation Learn how to deliver professional, value adding internal audit assurance over corporate governance Know where to locate additional resources to help you more effectively audit this activity in your organization. Course Outline What is meant by corporate governance and why it is so important for organizations? Key corporate governance concepts, what organizations should do to meet good practice and moving beyond a ‘tick box’ approach The objectives of corporate governance and the key components of corporate governance in any organization Identifying and assessing risk and appropriate mitigation associated with corporate governance How to deliver professional, value adding internal audit assurance over corporate governance practices Where to locate additional resources and information to help you more effectively audit corporate governance in your organization Tel: +2348023194131

Auditing Contracts, Outsourcing and Procurement Course

Starts: 15th Oct, 2019

Location: Abuja

Summary

In the news you see organizations being criticized for their poor performance in the handling of contracts. When your organization decides to outsource activities or infrastructure, uncertainties over delivery, cost and quality become a key threat. This course highlights best practice and steers you through the audit of contracting, outsourcing and procurement activities. Who should attend? This course is open to all - the course has a major focus on contract and outsourcing management practices and a minor focus on procurement and tendering processes. What will I learn? Upon completion you will be able to: Appreciate how putting the right contract in place helps avoid future pitfalls when you work with contractors Understand and use best-practice knowledge for checking outsourcing operations Understand the weak points that cause outsourcing and contracting to end up as contentious issues. Course Outline Creating the right contract - what should I look at? Due diligence - is this only about money? Duration of contracts - long or short which is best? Assets, warranties, and survivorship - matters beyond the contract? Main contractors and sub-contractors - the supply chain Invoicing, payments, and performance Contract and relationship management Contract lifecycle management – what does good look like? The contract and outsourcing life cycle Strategy decisions, the business case and analysis of the requirement Key preparations before tendering or negotiation begins Going to the market with a sound case Striking the deal Transitioning to new arrangements Day-to-day management of the contract End of contract. Auditing newly struck outsourcing or supply contracts Is there a proper framework for contract and relationship management? Are our staff trained and understand their role? What are the key matters that need to be understood by our team? What are the areas that cause difficulty – teething problems? What about communications between both sides? What about invoicing, performance tracking and payment? Is there an effective way of setting up performance indicators? Can performance monitoring be counterproductive? What about risk management – are our risk registers complete? What if we want to stop the contract because of underperformance? Auditing mid-maturity outsourcing or supply contracts Is contract and relationship management working? Is the right business outcome being delivered? Is incentivisation working? Does the contract measure up to expectations? Can more be obtained from the contract? Are we still communicating? What if one party wants to exit the contract? Auditing end-of-life outsourcing or supply contracts Was the business case delivered? Was the contract good value-for-money? What did we learn from the contract? Should we extend in-source or re-tender? Exit strategies - what are our options? Auditing procurement processes - the approach Management and the procurement process Controls over procurement Tendering processes On-going due diligence Evaluation of value delivered. Tel: +2348023194131

Auditing Human Resource and People Risk Course

Starts: 15th Oct, 2019

Location: Abuja

Summary

HR audit Course ensures that your business is compliant with ever-changing rules and regulations related to human resources policies and is utilizing best practices to maintain or improve competitive advantage.An important component of the human resources function is risk management and conducting an HR audit ensures that human resources is compliant and managing risk effectively - in other words, doing its’ job and providing people risk management for the organization. An HR audit gives you a picture of the value of HR to the organization; where the function excels and where effectiveness can be improved. Many lawyers recommend that their business clients perform regular human resources audits as a proactive measure to keep the company out of hot water concerning legal issues, such as wrongful termination lawsuits. HR best practices suggest regular audits to assist with continual improvement of the services you provide to employees. Small and Large businesses benefit tremendously from HR audits - they ensure the company is on the right track as it grows and adds employees to its staff. Benefits administration, payroll processing and conflict resolution are among the many internal customer services that HR should regularly monitor. The quality of services rendered to your organization's internal customers - its employees - affects job satisfaction, morale and engagement, all of which are intangible factors that ultimately affect your company's profitability. An audit is important for ensuring that your HR department meets the needs of employees and maintains service level standards that affect your bottom line. Objectives of the Human Resource Audit Program Several benefits associated with attending Human Resource audit program are listed below: This course reminds member of HR department and others its contribution, creating a more professional image of the department among manager and specialist. The HR audit course helps clarify the department’s role and leads to greater uniformity, especially in the geographically scattered and decentralized HR function of large organisations. Perhaps most important, it finds problems and ensures compliance with a variety of laws and strategic plans in an organization. Identifies the contribution of Human Resource department to the organization Improves the professional image of the Human Resource department. Encourages greater responsibility and professionalism among member of the Human Resource department. Clarifies the HR department’s duties and responsibilities. Stimulates uniformity of HR policies and practices. Finds critical HR problems. Ensures timely compliance with legal requirements. Reduces human resource cost through more effective Human Resource procedure. Creates increased acceptance of needed change in the Human Resource department. Requires thorough review of Human Resource department’s information system. Who should attend? This course is designed to be relevant to internal auditors from every business sector and for delegates with varying levels of practical experience. It is of most relevance to those who are about to audit people risk, HRM activity or the HR function, or who need to know more about these activities. What will I learn? This course will help you provide effective, professional insight and internal audit assurance over people risks and HRM. Upon completion you will be able to: Understand the role and importance of a modern HR function and how it should support the achievement of organizational objectives Recognize the objectives of HR and its key strategic activities, including organizational design, resourcing and talent management, learning and development, performance and reward, employment engagement, etc. Identify and assess risk and appropriate mitigation associated with the HR function from an internal audit perspective Deliver professional insight and internal audit assurance over HR and its service delivery Access additional resources to help you audit HR in your organization more effectively. Course Outline People risk and its importance A background to human resources (HR) and human resources management (HRM) The importance of effective HRM to all organizations, irrespective of sector HRM purpose and objectives Modern and emerging HRM service and delivery Alternate HR strategies available to organizations Key HRM functional and service delivery risks and options for risk mitigation Topical HR issues and developments facing organizations and HRM Common challenges and issues faced when auditing HR and HRM and how to overcome these. phone: +2348023194131

Auditing Organisations Culture Course

Starts: 15th Oct, 2019

Location: Abuja

Summary

The aim of this course is to study and examine an organization's cultural characteristics (such as its assumptions, norms, philosophy, and values) to determine whether they hinder or support its vision and mission. A strong company culture has always been important for sustained organizational success - with benefits including a clear company identity, improved talent attraction and retention, and a better brand and employment image. New developments, however, make a strong culture a near necessity. What’s new? Recognizing the benefits of strong cultures, more organizations are focused on creating one. Workplace expert Larry Alton noted, “If you don’t at least keep pace with a strong culture and find a way to differentiate yourself, you’re going to fall behind.” In deciding where to work, millennial value a strong company culture more than anything else. The hyper-competitive modern startup economy “forces entrepreneurs to find a sticking point for workers who may otherwise bounce after a short-term assignment.” We’ll list two more developments: There’s never been more visibility into organizational culture than now. For example, candidates can see social media posts about what it’s like to work at an organization. Or, if they know someone who works at the organization, learning about the culture is just a quick text or instant message away. The candidate-friendly labor market makes talent attraction and retention more important than usual. This course will examine what we mean by culture, sub-culture and how this differs from behaviour. It will equip audit teams with an ability to critically evaluate those who want to argue that culture can be “bottled and managed” through surveys and discussion groups, highlighting how easy it could be for audit to get “drawn in” to cultural blind-spots, which might limit its ability to be truly independent and objective in this important but complex area. The course will discuss good practice approaches to tackling culture through enhancing root cause analysis and watching behaviours during assignments, and will also highlight pitfalls including underestimating the criteria for any audit of culture and the political dimensions of any work in culture. Who should attend? Heads of internal audit and audit managers. What will I learn? Upon completion you will be able to: Understand key guidance concerning internal audit's role in looking at culture Understand the psychological and systemic drivers that create culture, sub-cultures and individual behaviors Understand the many different ways to approach an analysis of culture (including measuring management attitudes to audit) and the benefits and pitfalls of each Start to deepen your understanding of your organization’s culture and your audit team culture and how this can and will affect your approach to auditing culture in your own organization. Course Outline Definitions Definitions and models of culture - no one correct version - no matter what anyone tells you Where does culture come from? Psychological factors - individual, national, group dynamics and dealing with authority/politics Differences between the espoused and real culture – understanding defensive routines. Why is culture hard to measure? What can and cannot be inferred from staff surveys The link between risk appetite and risk culture and the problem of finding suitable criteria when looking into cultural issues. Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors ( IIA) and other guidance concerning culture Overview of Chartered IIA, Financial Conduct Authority ( FCA) etc. guidance. Practical approaches and good practices Paying attention to audit behaviors and management attitude towards audits Root cause analysis and culture Practical first steps. Looking ahead Recognizing the limits of internal audit in this area – the risk of taking on a management role and of false assurance Being able to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of using consultants to help you work on this area. Tel: +2348023194131

Improving Treasury and Cash Management Skills Course

Starts: 10th Sep, 2019

Location: Lagos

Summary

The banking crisis of 2008, which created financial havoc around the world, caused considerable savings and wealth to evaporate, strained the equity levels of global organisations to unprecedented minimum levels and resulted in money markets, as well as other normally liquid and transparent capital markets, to temporarily freeze up or suspend trading activities. As a result of the substantial losses caused by this tidal wave of financial ruin that occurred in equity stock, currency, commodity and derivative markets on a global basis, treasury and cash management functions are now regarded as vital for the stability, security and profitability of all organisations. Course Objective Participants attending this training course will develop the following competencies: Improved treasury management skills by adopting the responsibilities and techniques required to ensure optimum organisational liquidity and profitability Better prepared to eliminate interest rate and exchange rate risks as well as commodity pricing risks utilising the best available internal and external hedging instruments Improve cash management skills as a result of gaining a better understanding of liquidity, and portfolio investment returns Course Outlines An Overview Of Treasury Management Market volatility – establishing the need for effective treasury management The strategic role and scope of treasury management The role and functions of Asset and Liabilities Committee (“ALCO”) and other risk related committees Portfolio management, trading and settlement, including proprietary trading Establishing a treasury function along with developing a risk management strategy Regulation, including the international regulatory framework Financial Management Corporate financial planning and engineering strategies and techniques Liability management strategies, objectives, tools and techniques Asset management strategies, objectives, tools and techniques Capital adequacy determinations Off-balance sheet activities and securitisations The role of securitisations in the post-banking crisis environment Financial Derivatives An overview of financial derivatives Forward contracts and FRAs Options – Types, Tools, Strategies and Risks Swaps – a brief overview of how they work Types of Swaps – Currency and interest rate swaps Risks and risk management – the benefits and risks of using financial derivatives Risk Management Market risk – Understanding the various market risks that exist Identifying and Managing Interest Rate Risk Exchange rate risk – differentiating between transaction risk and translation risk Credit risks – Measurement and management tools and techniques Operational risks – Understanding the scope of operational and other associated risks Other risks – Legal, reputation (corporate brand) and strategic risks Cash Management Best Practices And Techniques Preparing and understanding cash flow statements and financial forecasts Analysing and evaluating financial statements, including the use of ratio analysis Liquidity management Netting and pooling concepts – treasury and cash management within multinational organisations A summary overview of the concepts of investment risks and portfolio investment returns Who Should Attend Professionals directly responsible for treasury and cash management functions. Supervisory professionals responsible for monitoring financial risks, including liquidity, credit, interest rate or exchange rate risks Managers and financial decision makers, whose techniques for decision making and risk analysis will be improved upon by the tools, techniques, strategies and best practices offered by this programme Professionals directly responsible for the implementation and execution of financial decisions made by other organisational executives and senior managers, who will gain a new perspective and appreciation for corporate decision-making processes and thereby benefit from shared values within their organisation Those professionals with an interest in finance or aspirations to enhance their careers in the field of finance Methodology This highly interactive training course will involve active participation by all participants through a combination of direct instruction, analysis and evaluation of practical case studies, examples and exercises as well as discussions of current issues, policies, procedures and other “real life” issues arising within the participants’ respective organisations. Tel: +2348023194131

Financial Management Masterclass

Starts: 15th Oct, 2019

Location: Abuja

Summary

This course is designed to provide delegates with the tools to kick-start your firms’ financial performance by applying a number of techniques whereby firms can improve both their margins and their cash flow. Work smarter not harder, how to kick start financial performance in a firm Who should attend? This masterclass should be a vital part of the learning process for financial planners and others in senior management positions in organisations. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have reliably demonstrated the ability to: Explain the goals and functions of financial management. Prepare and present Cash Flow statements. Analyze financial statements and describe the economic health of a company. Explain the benefits of financial forecasting and prepare proforma financial statements. Calculate and explain operating and financial leverage. Decide the form and amount of short term financing that best suits a given corporate need, based on historical and projected analysis. Recommend techniques for managing working capital effectively. Course Content: Goals and function of Financial Management Review of Company’s Financial Performance Cash Flow Statements Financial Analysis Financial Forecasting Operating and Financial Leverage Working Capital and the Financing Decision Current Asset Management Sources of Short-Term Financing contact: +234-8023194131

2019 Updates in Financial Reporting Under IFRS Training

Starts: 13th Aug, 2019

Location: Lagos

Summary

Our 'International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and 2019 Updates' course will help build the knowledge you need in IFRS for success in today's global business world. Like you, we believe those who understand and apply IFRS will enjoy expanded career opportunities as its use is spreading around the world. Developed with input from subject matter experts from across the region, this course is designed to provide accounting and finance professionals with the, knowledge and practical guidance needed to use IFRS and stay up to date with its newest standards and changes. Learning Outcomes By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Describe the setting process in IFRS and list the currently available standards Explain the most recent updates on existing IFRS and evaluate the effect of newly issued standards on their organization Determine the correct presentation and minimum disclosure for components of statements of financial position, statements of comprehensive income, statements of owners' equity and statements of cash flows in accordance with IFRS Appraise and properly account for transactions affecting current assets and liabilities, non- current assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses in accordance with IFRS Apply professional judgment in applying IFRS for matters relating to non-recurrent business transactions Course Outline Understanding financial statements Financial reporting Applying IFRS Accounting for current and non-current assets and liabilities Classifying investments Describing updates and amendments Assessing impact on financial accounts Who Should Attend Professionals in the fields of finance and accounting as well as professionals seeking to enhance their international accounting knowledge from companies implementing IFRS as the standard of reporting. Methodology The course uses a mix of interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by the consultant, application of theories presented by the consultant and group exercises to exchange experience and apply knowledge acquired throughout the course. Tel: +2348023194131

Auditing Projects, Project Management and Project Risk Course

Starts: 8th Oct, 2019

Location: Abuja

Summary

Project audits can help identify when a project is about to go off-course. In addition, a project audit can provide the following benefits: Improve project performance. Increase customer and stakeholder satisfaction. Save costs. Control scope and avoid scope creep. Provide early problem diagnostics. Clarify performance/cost/schedule relationships. Identify future opportunities for improvement. Evaluate performance of the project team. Inform client of project status/prospects. Reconfirm feasibility of/commitment to project. The benefits of project audits become especially evident in large organizations running large projects. Multi-million dollar projects can easily derail due to poor management techniques causing the investors millions of dollars. In this scenario, the cost of not performing periodic project audits can be much higher than the cost of performing it. Multiple audits, perhaps one per phase, are recommended for large projects. Failure of a project can have a massive impact on an organisation's reputation and the confidence of its stakeholders. Understanding the dynamics of complex projects is a challenge to every audit team. This course gives a good introduction to projects and project risk for any auditor. Who should attend? This course is open to all and is intended for auditors who are less familiar with project auditing. What will I learn? Upon completion you will be able to: Understand the language of projects and programmes Review the roles and services that support programmes and projects Understand project decision making and different approaches to managing projects Evaluate the risks associated with projects and programmes Plan for project and programme audits using realistic engagement strategies Execute a variety of project audits at the beginning, middle and end stages of project and programmes. Course outline The basics – managing successful projects and programmes The vocabulary of projects, key roles and key governance structures Project management methods ranging from the formal to the informal, from waterfall to agile Can all projects be executed using the same approach? Project diversity – different project management approaches depending on the nature of the project How projects and programmes put organisations at risk. Auditing projects overall The auditor’s involvement in projects – driven by risk Allowing for the project team’s approach – formal or agile? A multi-audit requirement. Project initiation – what can be reviewed? How projects are initiated Good and bad business cases: the tangible and intangible; costs and benefits Key targets, critical success factors and indicators Project plans: the slim and the detailed, what might be vital? Auditing project plans – what can i do look at? I only have limited resources – what could i look at? I have more time – what could i look at? Teams and people – what can be reviewed? Risks associated with speed of working, amount of work and stress Risks related to communication and quality Auditing people factors – does culture and behaviour matter, do i comment? Projects going adrift – what can be reviewed? Risk management within and between projects Better risk registers Dealing with expanding time and costs Dealing with change and quality management Plan reassessment and reappraisal Auditing mid-stage projects – are targets being met? Auditing mid-stage projects – what decisions are being made? Auditing mid-stage projects – why are these choices being made? Projects: testing, rollout, and completion – what can be reviewed? Testing and acceptance – what is critical? Rollout what are the choices? Auditing end-stage projects – are we operationally ready? Auditing end-stage projects – are controls embedded in the structure? Auditing end-stage projects – can we deal with contingency? Benefit and outcomes – what can be reviewed? Checking benefits and outcomes Deciding on project contributions Measuring success and failure Post project reviews and lessons extraction Auditing – post-implementation – did we achieve what we set out to do? contact: +2348023194131

Financial Management and Monitoring Course

Starts: 2nd Oct, 2019

Location: 20 Harvey Road, Sabo Yaba

Summary

The core financial and monitoring financial statements will be thoroughly visited. Current issues in financial management and compliance will be touched in this training. Tel: 08034113550, 08186449041

Public Finance Refresher and Appropriation Programme

Starts: 21st Oct, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Divisional Police Station, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony

Summary

The way public finances are organized in the country forms the basis for how government offices and authorities run their activities. This course will support delegates with much of the knowledge and skills that can help them advance into senior Public Sector roles. Their insight in Public Sector financial management and fiscal accountability will increase in ways to accomplish most with limited resources. Course Contents Day One An Understanding of Government Finance Revenue sources Expenditure responsibilities Budgeting Spending Monitoring. Government Financial Management Fiscal federalism Effective financing structures Monetary policy Fiscal policy Classification of government expenditure Public debt sources and management Government enterprises Multilateral institutions. Day Two Budget and Budgetary Process Politics of Budgeting Appropriation Authorization Control. Institutions in the Budget Process Budget Office Spending Ministries Ministry of Finance House of Assembly Executive Council. Budget Formulation Capital Recurrent Original Adjustments Approved Appropriation bills Laws Rules Decisions. Budget Management Fiscal transparency Financial accountability Intergovernmental transfers Value for money and Cost management. Day Three Tax Policy and Revenue Taxes, Duties and Fees Tax Laws and Regulations Classification of Taxes Exemptions and Reliefs Federal Inland Revenue Service State Board of Internal Revenue Service Joint Tax Board Multiple (Vexatious) Taxes Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion Tax Appeal Tribunal. Day Four Controls and Application of Funds Fiscal responsibility Governmental budgetary balance Receipts Disbursements Revenue management Expenditure management Internal controls Auditing of Government Accounts Accounting and auditing functions in government offices and departments New accounting standards Reporting requirements Advancing IT systems. Day Five Public Sector Financial Reporting - IPSAS Budget information in Financial Statements Core Objective Accrual and Cash Accounting IPSAS General purpose financial statement Components of Financial Statements Disclosure of budget information Reporting Format. Tel: 08033019120

High Specialization In Finance ( Investment Techniques and Financial Market/ Financial Modelling)

Starts: 16th Nov, 2019

Location: 10B Abimbola Okunuuga Street, Off Harold Shodipo Street, Off Joel Ogunaike, GRA, Ikeja

Summary

High specialization in finance is a two-month extensive in-class competence and proficiency lectures, the programme aims to develop specialist and problem solvers in the area of financial modelling, investment techniques, and financial markets. Investment Techniques and Financial Market Description The focus of the program lies on understanding how businesses need to interact with the Policymakers and the investors to create a money and capital market. In addition, the course explores theories and models in relation to modern portfolio theory and how to measure returns. The course also explores the efficient market theory and the different forms of this market including the implications and the common problems. In addition, the course clearly identifies the various components of the stock options and values of options in its different forms. Participants join in activities designed to help develop their own capacity using formulas and discuss how the models can assist them in developing a new idea for a business venture. Objectives of the Course: Key concepts of Investment Techniques and Financial Markets are to be able to use the formulas to develop skills in evaluating business stock both for you and for other businesses for investments. The five areas of interest are: Portfolio Theory, Measuring Returns, Marketing Indexes Trading Stocks Stock Options. Learning Outcomes Upon the successful completion of the module, students will be able to: Understand the importance of the financial models Demonstrate awareness of how a business interacts on the stock market Increased self-knowledge and self-actualization in creative thinking (sensitivity to problems, flexibility, originality, and elaboration). Utilise a variety of tools to anticipate stock options. Financial Modelling techniques for valuation Analysis Descriptions Financial Analyst, Accountant, operations personnel, Project Managers, Mid, Top Managers, and decision-makers of every organization needs the knowledge of Financial modeling for them to function, conceptually financial modeling is a representation in numbers of some or all aspects of a company's operations. Financial Modeling is projected to be used as decision-making tools. Organizations adopt this model most often to estimate the costs and project the profits of a proposed new project. Financial analysts use them to anticipate the effect of a financial policy change or any other event on a company's stock. At the management level, financial modeling is used to estimate the valuation of a business or for peer analysis of businesses in the same industry. They also use in strategic planning to test various scenarios, calculate the cost of new projects, decide on budgets, and allocate corporate resources. Learning Objectives Build financial models through stepwise projection of income statement, balance sheet and cash flows Learn to apply Excel tools - Data Tables, Nested Ifs, Time Value of Money Develop key schedules including debt/interest, depreciation, working capital and equity Learn sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis Understand the fundamentals of using data in Excel Learn how to combine and condense information into a logical framework Apply the different techniques for data analysis Explore the use of charts and tables for effective analysis Create dashboard reports for a more structured and visual presentation of the summary Tel: +2349014017607

Banking Operations Workshop

Starts: 7th Oct, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village

Summary

Banking operations always ensures that finance processes and transactions are executed correctly by minimising risk and maximising quality of service. The five-day workshop has been designed to enable banking professionals gain a broad view and understanding of established and reliable operations, principles, procedures and practices. There will be technical and theoretical exposures, plus practical activities to implant the skills and knowledge needed by the participants for their performance and productivity on their respective duties in the banking hall. By the course ends, participants will be able to: Explain the customers’ rights and duties Explain the banker’s rights and duties List, describe and discuss the documents needed to open various accounts Open and close accounts in line with regulatory requirements Explain the Nigeria banker’s clearing system Pay and collect cheques in line with regulations Identify different types of negotiable instruments in line with the bill of exchange act Discuss the concepts of sale and marketing in the business of banking Differentiate between marketing and sales Identify the necessary actions to be taken in determination of banker and customer relationship. Course Contents Day One Banker Customer Relationship General and special relationships between banker and customer Customer’s rights and duties Bankers rights and duties Special relationships and duties arising out of banker’s opinions, indemnities, power of attorney, mandate, standing order, direct debit and safe custody Day Two Classification and Documentation of Accounts Opening and conduct of accounts for all customers (Personal Accounts, Minor Accounts and Joint Accounts) Government – Federal, State and Local government Incorporated Organisations – Stockbroking, Partnership, Current Account, Sole Proprietors etc. Others – Executors, Administrators, Trustees, Incorporated Trustees, Societies, Clubs, Religious Bodies, NGOs etc. Reasons and Procedures for Closing Accounts Day Three Banking Transactions and Payment Systems Payments and collection of cheques and other instruments The banker’s clearing systems Operational process mapping Banking Transactions and Payment Systems E-banking Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) Debit card / Credit card POS Mobile banking Internet banking Day Four Negotiable Instruments Definition, Types and Distinguishing features Cheques Promissory Notes Protection for the paying and collecting banker. Day Five Banker and Customer Relationship Under Special Conditions Actions to be taken on the death, mental disorder and bankruptcy of customers, dissolution of partnership, winding up of corporate customers, or upon receipt of a garnishee order or court summon / orders. Termination of banker’s authority to pay customer’s cheques. A Primer on Marketing of Banking Services Marketing concepts and definitions; Marketing vs. Sales Marketing of services vs. marketing of physical goods Financial services marketing strategies Rationale for marketing strategies Elements of creative marketing strategy Formulating marketing strategies phone: 08033019120

The Essentials of Income Tax And Preparation Of Income Tax Return (ITR)

Starts: 9th Jul, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

Through this course, the tax practitioner will: understand the legislative changes to federal and state tax law and regulations review basic tax law and its application to selected situations be equipped to deal with individual taxpayer and business tax issues acquire skills to develop a tax research process be able to apply recent court rulings and cases in their practices appreciate the value of ethical behavior. Content Introduction to federal tax form 1040 Filing status Exemptions Dependents Income—taxable or not? Income reporting Adjustments to income Expenses—deductible or not? Tax payments Self-employment Agriculture and Natural Resource Issues Business Entity Issues Payroll and Estimated Tax Retirement and Savings Ethics Current tax laws and filing practices Depreciation Ordinary vs. capital gains income Casualty losses IRS issues FOR WHOM: Accountants, Tax Officers, Tax Administrators, Auditors and others who perform related functions in Public and Private Sectors. TRAINING METHODOLOGY The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties. Email: info@alphapartnerstrainings.com Telephone: +234 803 304 5484, +234 906 000 8877

Cash Flow Management and Forecasting

Starts: 16th Jul, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

To enable accountants and financial managers to achieve greater profitability with more effective cash flow planning and forecasting. Participants will learn how to augment their forecasting skills using the most current financial methodology as well as "outside-the-box" thinking. Content Definition of cash and cash flow Contents of cash flow Computing cash flow Understanding the benefits of having a cash flow Enumerating the benefits The cash flow forecast Importance of cash flow forecast General tips in setting up cash flow forecast Avoiding bad debts Steps in creating cash flow forecast Matching your bank statements Forecasting your sales Know your cash cycle Prepare three versions Forecasting your costs Monitoring your costs Your working capital Avoiding a cash flow crisis Improving your cash position Exercises in making cash flow forecast FOR WHOM: Cashiers, Cash Officers, Treasurers, Accountants, Auditors, Administrators and other officers who handle cash directly or in supervisory capacity in Public and Private Sectors. TRAINING METHODOLOGY The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties. Email: info@alphapartnerstrainings.com Telephone: +234 803 304 5484, +234 906 000 8877

Bookkeeping and Basic Accounting for Non-Accountants

Starts: 16th Jul, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

To gain an understanding of the basic accounting concepts, procedures and processes in a simple and practical way. To be able to learn actual applications of said concepts, procedures and processes through a series of workshops. To be able to appreciate and know the importance of the financial accounting reports and information for a better decision making. Content Introduction Accounting Definition Users of Financial Accounting Information Basic accounting Concepts and Principles Accounting Equation and the Rules of Debit and Credit and the Double Entry Bookkeeping System Accounting Cycle, i.e., analyzing, recording, classifying, summarizing and interpreting Common Types of Accounting Transactions and their Impact on the Accounting Equation Books of Accounts Importance and Legal Basis for the Use of Books of Accounts Different Types of Books of Accounts (Journals and Ledgers) Use and Definition of Each Book of Accounts Recording Information on Each Book of Accounts Basic Financial Statements and its Preparation Components of the Basic Financial Statements (applicable to every type of business organization) Contents and Use of Each Basic Financial Statement Simple Analysis of Financial Statements FOR WHOM: Accountants, Auditors and other Financial Managers in both the Public and Private Sectors. TRAINING METHODOLOGY The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties. Email: info@alphapartnerstrainings.com Telephone: +234 803 304 5484, +234 906 000 8877

How to Manage the Accounts Department of Your Organization

Starts: 2nd Jul, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

The accounting department has radically changed. Have your management skills changed with it. As a financial manager, you are entrusted with the responsibility of managing one of your organization’s most precious commodities – money. In fact, your organization depends on your ability to provide accurate financial information and business forecasts. You don’t just “manage the numbers” of your business. Your reporting and analysis provide valuable insight for business decisions. It’s your job to protect your organization’s finances and assets. Without the right controls and processes in place, your organization is at risk for fraudulent activity, costly errors, and potential legal penalties. Managing any department is hard – but managing an accounting department is even harder. You have the responsibility of managing an area that has undergone radical changes, with no end in sight! You’ll learn how to structure your department for maximum efficiency and how to anticipate the needs of top management. This workshop is designed to give you the most effective proven techniques, strategies and secrets for running an efficient accounting department. CONTENT: - Your Role as a Financial Leader - Managing your Organization’s Finances for Greater Success - Moving Beyond Traditional Reports to Maximize your Information Output - More Than Numbers: Analyzing, Interpreting and Forecasting with your Data - Safe-guarding your Organization’s Finances and Assets - Working with Other Departments and Top-Management - Building your Reputation as a Powerful Financial Manager - Presentation Pointers – Getting your Message Across - Managing your Team for Greater Efficiency and Productivity FOR WHOM:Heads of Accounts Departments, Deputy/Assistant Heads of Accounts, Senior Officers in Accounts Departments, other Officers in the Accounts Departments. Others who are interested in the Subject. TRAINING METHODOLOGY The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties. Email: info@alphapartnerstrainings.com Telephone: +234 803 304 5484, +234 906 000 8877

Best Practice in Cash Management and Accounting

Starts: 18th Jun, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

To teach best practice methods in cash management techniques in both the public and private sectors. CONTENT Management of Cash Cash Administration Control and Monitoring of Cheque Books, Receipt Books and other Financial Security Items Cash Safety and Insurance Cash Accounting Computerized Cash Accounting Cash Office Rules Cash Fraud Management Fraudulent Shortages and Surpluses Detecting and Managing Counterfeits Cash Handling Techniques Including Electronic Transfers Security Tips in Cash Management Banking Tips for Cash Officers Bankers Duties and Customer Relationship Bank Reconciliation Techniques FOR WHOM: Cashiers, Cash Officers, Treasurers, Accountants, Auditors, Administrators and other officers who handle cash directly or in supervisory capacity in Public and Private Sectors. TRAINING METHODOLOGY The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties. Email: info@alphapartnerstrainings.com Telephone: +234 803 304 5484, +234 906 000 8877

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) For Accountants

Starts: 25th Jun, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

By the end of the program, participants will be able to: Develop a sound understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and their impact on financial reporting Properly account for transactions affecting assets, liabilities and owner’s equity according to IFRS Prepare financial statements with related notes and disclosures that are compliant with IFRS CONTENT: Statement of Financial Position . Elements of statement of financial position . Forms and formats . Classification of assets and Liabilities . Classification of stockholders equity Comprehensive Income . Concepts of comprehensive income . Recognition and Measurement . Items on the income Statement . Components of other comprehensive income Statement of changes in equity and Statement of cash flows . Disclosures and Alternative . Reporting Non Controlling interests . Operating, Investing and financing cash flows Accounting for assets: . Cash and Receivables . Measuring and Valuing of Inventory . Property, Plant and Equipment . Accounting for Investment Property . Intangible assets and Research and Development (R&D) costs . Fair value measurement Liabilities And Stockholders’ Equity . Current Liabilities and Accruals . Accounting for Contingencies . Long-term Liabilities . Accounting for debt and equity Transactions . Capital Retained Earnings Reserves Revenue recognition: . Concepts, Rules and Examples . Revenue Recognition Criteria . Measurement of Revenue FOR WHOM: Accountants, Auditors, Treasurers, Finance Manager and others who want to update or sharpen their knowledge in IFRS. TRAINING METHODOLOGY The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties. Email: info@alphapartnerstrainings.com Telephone: +234 803 304 5484, +234 906 000 8877

Monthly and Year-End Accounts Reconciliation

Starts: 8th Oct, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

This workshop is designed to provide participants comprehensive knowledge needed to ensure that all financial transactions are correct, allowable and applied to the appropriate accounts. Contents: Reconcile Bank Accounts · Bank statements · Cash balance Customer Statements · Accounts payable · Accounts receivable Company’s Assets · Stock valuation and accounting · Asset depreciation · Sales Financial Transactions · Payroll charges · Journal vouchers · Vendors invoices · Purchasing orders Reconciliation Techniques · Preparing required documentation · Completing the analysis · Retaining documentation FOR WHOM: Accountants, Auditors, Reconciliation Managers and staff, Financial Managers and other officers who perform related functions in Public and Private Sectors. TRAINING METHODOLOGY The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties. Email: info@alphapartnerstrainings.com Telephone: +234 803 304 5484, +234 906 000 8877

Learn How to make money from Binary Trading

Starts: 16th Sep, 2019

Location: Suite B2, Glory Shopping Complex, Idimu-Ikotun Road, Lagos

Summary

At New Connect, we have developed different unique trading strategies, which we have taken time to fine-tune after carefully studying diverse market trends Binary-trading just like its counterpart Forex trading is quite a complex topic, but we have taken time to simplify the process of teaching it to people who before now have various misconceptions of how it works. In the very harsh economy we find ourselves today it has become apparent that the basic salary of an average Nigerian is no longer enough to sustain anyone. Making it inevitable that for anyone who wants to leave above the poverty line, he/she must be willing to invest in an alternative source of income, but in this case, it is not just any type of alternative but one that has the potential to bring in stable income There are reasons why many people have failed after investing in binary/forex trading, which is often due to issues ranging from lack of understanding of how to really profit from it or in some other cases which is usually the cases, many people don't know how to choose their binary trading trainer, which then translate into colossal losses and thereby leaving many with no other choice but to quit. We are ready not just to train but also to mentor all the way, as lack of proper mentorship is the reason why many have failed woefully in the business, as trading requires one to reach a certain skill level before they can be allowed to trade on their own, so why not Contact Us, Call or Whatsapp +234 808 970 0958 WHAT YOU GAIN Learn different trading Techniques Get access to our exclusive traders group Receive trading signals 6 months after training support Learn to trade with our NEW BINARY BOT

Bank Inspection - Internal Control and Risk Management Course

Starts: 29th Jul, 2019

Location: lagos

Summary

This all important workshop will address the nifty gritty of Bank Inspection, Internal Control as well related risk management issues in the organization. Details on request.

Cash and Treasury Operations Management Course

Starts: 22nd Jul, 2019

Location: Lagos Learning Centre, 1A Unity Road, Ikeja

Summary

Business analysts report that poor cash management is the main reason for business failure. Poor cash management is probably the most frequent stumbling block for entrepreneurs and even established firms. Understanding the basic concepts of cash flow and cash handling will help you plan for the unforeseen eventualities that nearly every business faces. The purpose of the course is to enable participants: Optimize your cash flow management for both receipts and payments. Accelerate the collection of remittances and improve control of disbursements. Successfully invest excess funds in short-term instruments. Understand the account analysis statement. For Cashiers, Treasury Managers, Supervisors/Officers; Accounting and Finance Staff involved in Treasury, Cash Operations; Accounts Payable and Receivable Officers and Internal Control/Audit Staff.

Cash and Treasury Operations Management Course

Starts: 22nd Jul, 2019

Location: Lagos Learning Centre, 1A Unity Road, Ikeja

Summary

Business analysts report that poor cash management is the main reason for business failure. Poor cash management is probably the most frequent stumbling block for entrepreneurs and even established firms. Understanding the basic concepts of cash flow and cash handling will help you plan for the unforeseen eventualities that nearly every business faces. The purpose of the course is to enable participants: Optimize your cash flow management for both receipts and payments. Accelerate the collection of remittances and improve control of disbursements. Successfully invest excess funds in short-term instruments. Understand the account analysis statement. For Cashiers, Treasury Managers, Supervisors/Officers; Accounting and Finance Staff involved in Treasury, Cash Operations; Accounts Payable and Receivable Officers and Internal Control/Audit Staff.

Treasury Management Course

Starts: 18th Feb, 2019

Location: Reenel Associates Office

Summary

It is essential for every organization to effectively utilize its funds and manage its exposure to key risks arising from fluctuations in interest rates and foreign exchange rates. The certificate in treasury management course first considers the important roles for corporate treasury in managing cash flow and liquidity, working capital, accessing debt financing and managing capital. This course provides professionals with a sound understanding of tools and techniques required for effectively managing the various aspects of treasury risk. Target Audience Treasury professionals, financial professionals, finance managers, corporate controllers, financial controllers, chief accountants, accounting managers, senior accountants, banking professionals, back-office managers, traders and dealers, finance regulators and corporate business professionals. Target Competencies Treasury management Cash management Risk analysis Risk management Equity valuation Fixed income valuation Hedging Accounting for financial instruments Course Methodology The course uses a mix of interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by the consultant, application of theories presented by the consultant and group exercises to exchange experience and apply knowledge acquired throughout the course. Course Objectives By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Enhance their knowledge of corporate treasury management and the treasury function Apply up-to-date practices covering asset liability management and cash management techniques Develop a practical understanding of financial markets and their products Recognize and correctly measure financial instruments under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Critique their understanding of fair value measurement and its effect on financial instruments’ presentation Explain hedging and speculation, and distinguish between the different hedging techniques applied by the treasury function

Principles of Accounting Workshop: An Introduction to Concepts, Uses and Methods

Starts: 11th Mar, 2019

Location: Windsor Training and Consulting Nigeria Office

Summary

Accounting is something that affects people in their personal lives just as much as it affects very large businesses. We all use accounting ideas when we plan what we are going to do with our money. This seminar, therefore, is designed for managers, executive officers, senior clerks, entrepreneurs and most importantly about to retire officers, who wants to obtain a good grounding in financial accounting, for whatever purpose Skills Development After taking part in this training session, participants will be able to: identify the importance of accounting in running businesses; explain the accounting cycle process; perform hands-on analysis and recognition of accounting transactions; and effectively prepare balance sheets and income statements Organisational Benefits Employees and managers who participate in this workshop gain a better understanding of accounting, its uses, concepts and principles. Participants gain improved knowledge of how to: analyze transactions, account for assets and liabilities and equity which helps to improve their effectiveness on the job Course Content Importance and uses of accounting in business An overview of accounting cycle Analyzing transactions The matching principle Accounting for Assets Accounting for liabilities and equity Preparing financial statements Key ratios Target Audience: managers, entrepreneurs, about to retire offices, Executive officers, senior clerks who want to improve their knowledge Fee: Per participant which will cover course materials, bags, tea/lunch break

Payroll Management, Compensation and Benefits Administration Course

Starts: 15th Apr, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Divisional Police Station, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony

Summary

This is a course suitable for individuals administering the payroll function 'In-house' or managing providers of payroll services when outsourced. It is significant that every organization, small or large, establishes an efficient and cost effective Payroll unit or department staffed with personnel who understand and practice the payroll administration that is immediately relevant to the business. This course will provide participants with increased knowledge of managing a payroll system, both manually and with computerized software. The participants will also update their awareness of the relevant statutes. The course will also benefit service delivery managers who manage this function on behalf of other organizations. Course Contents Day One Introduction to Payroll Administration Importance of Payroll Management Core payroll concepts/Payroll Management Basics Payroll types Defining a Payroll structure - (Pay grade/group concept) The Human Resources Management interface The Accounts interface Employees’ categories and benefits planning that affect taxability. Payroll Management Manual processing Computerized processing Payroll records confidentiality. Statutory Regulations Legislations for PAYE – State Inland Revenue Service forms and how to fill them up Legislations for pension schemes and tax implications Relevant tax codes Requirements for remittance of tax deductions Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion and their implications Income Tax Contributory Pension. Day Two Payroll Calculations Payment period practices - hourly, daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly Payroll Setup Organization payroll profile Constituents of gross pay Calculations of net pay Allowances Time and Attendance Deductions Loans Amortization and upfront payments Treatment of overtime pay Treatment of bonuses, vacation allowances and other earnings Involuntary deductions (e.g. dues for Unions, Cooperative Societies, etc.) Treatment of expatriate employees earnings Treatment of Benefits-in-Kind Directors earnings Treatment of employment termination. Payroll Processing Data gathering Variations - salary review, loans, pay off, etc. Approval process Disbursement and Reporting Remittances. Day Three Post Payroll Processing Accounting Principles General ledger classification Cost Centres Payroll journal Entry Payroll audit Internal control Challenges with payroll management Automating your payroll process/Selecting a payroll software Benefits of automating your payroll.

Optimal Management of Working Capital Course

Starts: 26th Feb, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village

Summary

This course always teaches participants the significance of Working Capital Management as the tool or managerial accounting strategy to guarantee the efficiency of the business and its short-term financial health. Positive working capital is required to ensure that an enterprise can continue its operations, and has enough working capital at any one time to meet the short-term obligations, like buying inventory or covering payroll, or paying its loans, etc. Participants will also learn how Working Capital Management structures the working capital cycle. The longer the working capital cycle is, the longer a business is tying up capital without earning a return on it to keep the business sustainable. Course Contents Day One Introduction Importance of Working Capital Management Cash flow and profit relationship Risk and return trade-off. The Working Capital Cycle Basics Cash conversion Cycle Inventory Debtors and account receivables Creditors and account payables. Working Capital Optimization Best Practice Economic order quantity Process improvement Credit control Stock control techniques ABC VED SDE MRP JIT Debtor management and its costs Outsourcing of debt management. Day Two Financing Working Capital Bank current lines Supplier financing Alternative receivables funding. Technology Solutions Payment systems.

ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager Course (PECB)

Starts: 4th Mar, 2019

Location: 4th floor NIS Building, Assbifi Road, Alausa, Ikeja

Summary

ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager training enables you to acquire the expertise to support and lead an organization and its team to successfully identify, understand and manage a risk process based on ISO 31000. During this training course, you will also gain comprehensive knowledge of the best practices used to implement a Risk Management framework that provides the foundation for designing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and continually improving a Risk Management process in an organization. After mastering all the necessary concepts of Risk Management, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager” credential. By holding a PECB Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the professional capabilities and competencies to effectively manage a risk process in an organization. Who should attend? Managers or consultants seeking to master their skills to support an organization during the implementation of an organization-wide Risk Management framework and process based on the principles and recommendations of ISO 31000 Professionals responsible for the creation and protection of value in organizations through effective management of risks Expert advisors seeking to gain comprehensive knowledge of the key concepts, processes and strategies of Risk Management Risk Management team members Learning objectives Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 31000, IEC/ISO 31010 and other standards and regulatory frameworks Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used to manage risk within an organization Learn how to interpret the ISO 31000 principles and guidelines in the specific context of an organization Learn how to establish an effective risk communication plan and a risk recording and reporting process Acquire the expertise to support an organization to effectively manage and monitor risk based on best practices

ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System Lead Auditor (PECB) Course

Starts: 18th Feb, 2019

Location: 4th Floor NIS Building, Alausa, Ikeja

Summary

ISO 22301 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process. Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution. Who should attend? Auditors seeking to perform and lead Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) certification audits Managers or consultants seeking to master a Business Continuity Management System audit process Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with Business Continuity Management System requirements Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Business Continuity Management System audit Expert advisors in Business Continuity Management Learning Objectives Understand the operations of a Business Continuity Management System based on ISO 22301 Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 Learn how to lead an audit and audit team Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 22301 in the context of a BCMS audit Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011 Educational approach This training is based on both theory and best practices used in BCMS audits Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

ISO 14001:2015 Enviromental Management System Auditor Course (PECB Certifieed)

Starts: 11th Feb, 2019

Location: 4th flloor NIS Building, Assbifi road, Ikeja

Summary

During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process. Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution. After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices. Who should attend? Auditors seeking to perform and lead Environmental Management System (EMS) certification audits Managers or consultants seeking to master an Environmental Management System audit process Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with EMS requirements Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Environmental Management System audit Expert advisors in Environmental Management Learning objectives Understand the operations of an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001 Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 14001, ISO 14040 and other standards and regulatory frameworks Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 Learn how to lead an audit and audit team Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 14001 in the context of an EMS audit Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011 Training Approach This training is based on both theory and best practices used in EMS audits Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

IMTC Africa

Starts: 24th Sep, 2019

Location: Eko Hotels & Suites

Summary

IMTC Africa is a forum of people involved in providing x-border financial services, such as Money Transfer Operators, Foreign Exchange firms, Banks, Payment Processors and Mobile Operators involved in financial services, as well as a large array of institutions, brick-and-mortar or digital first, for-profit and non-profit, that provide services along migration corridors, to people or companies, personal or commercial, formal or informal. Website: https://imtconferences.com/imtc-africa-2019/

Financial Statement Analysis Course

Starts: 12th Jun, 2019

Location: Tom Associates Training Office

Summary

This financial statement analysis course is oriented around interpreting financial results of live companies and financial institutions so candidates can gain a solid understanding of financial statements. It provides the participants optimal blend of accounting instructions needed to prepare them to be well-rounded financial professionals. They will build simple financial statements using a list of transactions. Summary Contents Day One Module 1: General Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis Module 2: General Company Analysis Day Two Module 3: Banks Financial Statement Analysis Module 4: Qualitative Issues In Financial Statement Analysis Day Three Module 5: Window Dressing of Financial Statements Module 6: Predicting Business failure Using Financial Statements Full Content Module 1: General Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis Financial Statements Introduction Components of Financial Statements Users of Financial Statements Qualities of Financial Statements Usefulness of Financial Statements ratios. Module 2: General Company Analysis Profitability Analysis Liquidity / Solvency Analysis Investment Analysis Management Efficiency Analysis Gearing and Capital Structure Analysis Financial Stability Analysis. Module 3: Banks Financial Statement Analysis Capital Adequacy Analysis Asset Quality Analysis Management Efficiency Analysis Earnings Analysis Liquidity Analysis Other Issues in Bank Analysis Analyzing the financial performance of other Financial Institutions. Module 4: Qualitative Issues in Financial Statement Analysis Limitation of Ratios Basis of Ratios Comparison Qualitative Factors to Be Considered In Financial Statement Interpretation Competitors Ratios Tax Matters and other regulatory issues Age of fixed assets Employee quality. MODULE 5: Window Dressing of Financial Statements / creative accounting Looking Beyond the Figures How Companies Manipulate Financial Statements Why Companies Manipulate Financial Statements Discovering Window Dressing Consequences of financial statements manipulations Auditors Roles and Limitations MODULE 6: Predicting Business failure Using Financial Statements Why Business Fails Financial Distress and Games Predicting Corporate Failures Altman Z score Comparative Financial Statements Base Year Financial Statements Common Size Financial Statements

Financial Modeling and Forecasting Techniques using Advanced Excel Tools Course

Starts: 25th Feb, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Divisional Police Station, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony

Summary

Modeling techniques that this course teaches are used in investment appraisal, capital planning, budgeting, valuation, financial analysis, and forecasting to make accurate financial and business decisions at the right time. The course will deliver competencies in the use of Financial Tools designed for Account/Finance, Risk Management and Financial Control. It is for delegates who already can create moderately complex spreadsheets and want to build models. The course will examine very briefly some foundational and intermediate topics and then progress to advanced functionality such as: Pivot Tables, Vertical Lookup (Vlookup), Goal-seeking and Solver, Cost of Capital, Ratio Analysis, Financial Forecasting, Profit Volume and Break-even Analysis, “What if”, Investment Return Appraisal, Financial Model Design and Constructions, Project Evaluation and Sensitivity Analysis. Learning Objectives After completing this course, participants should be able to perform the following using excel models: Advanced financial performance presentation and analyses Loan management and loans schedules determination Product sales, marketers and distributors performance analyses Profit maximization Product costing and pricing decisions Investment appraisals and capital rationing solutions Cost of capital determination Cash flow planning Business forecasting. Pre-requisite Participants should already be using Excel on a regular basis. Course Contents Day One Data Modeling Meaning and Purpose of Financial Modeling Advance Referencing Date manipulation if and nested if’s functions Pivot table and Chat INDEX and MATCH functions Filter and Advanced Filters Subthe organisation, Transpose Sum, Sum IF, Sum IF’s analysis. Formula Auditing Tools Revealing Formulae Tracing Precedents/Dependents Goto Special Linking sheets in the same file Linking different Excel files Using Edit, Links Viewing different files at once Saving a workspace Viewing different sheets at once Window Split Data consolidation. Conditional Functions and Data Calculation Use If Statements, Nested If Use And, Or, Not Nesting If, And, Or, Not Use the Sumif, Countif, Averageif Apply Conditional Formatting Date Calculations Calculate working days Use the DAY(),MONTH(),YEAR() functions Create and use Time calculations. Worksheet Management and Linking Link sheets in the same workbook Link cells in different Excel files Manage and edit Links View different files at same time Saving a workspace View different sheets at same time Data consolidation (within same file) Data consolidation (across workbooks). Data Management List Create an Excel data list Use the Excel List Tools Use Autofilter Sort the Data Use the Advanced Filter Add Sub the organizations to a list Apply Data Validation to keep data clean Group and Outline your data Use the Data Form. Day Two Advanced Excel Charts/Graphs Create a Chart with keyboard Use the Chart Wizard Edit and Format a chart Change the Chart source Data Apply Trendlines Change Charts from objects to sheets Add labels and axes to chart Show specific Data Points Save custom chart types Change the default chart type Using the Chart Wizard Editing and Formatting charts Saving custom chart types Setting a default chart type. Lookup Functions and Application Build the Vertical Lookup (Vlookup) function Build the Horizontal Lookup (Hlookup) function Build the Match and Index functions Build and use Database Functions Create A PivotTable Change the PivotTable layout Manipulate PivotTable fields Format the PivotTable and apply Styles Use Banding (Formatting) Group and Ungroup items Filter data in the PivotTable Insert calculated fields. Pivot Table Creation and Manipulation Create A PivotTable Change the PivotTable layout Manipulate PivotTable fields Format the PivotTable and apply Styles Use Banding (Formatting) Group and Ungroup items Filter data in the PivotTable Insert calculated fields Change calculation options Change PivotTable Options Display and hide data in fields Lay out reports on worksheet Create a PivotChart from report Manipulate PivotChart fields. Articulating Profit Volume and Break-even Analysis Creating break-even model Knowing when a business break-even Application in price strategy. What If Analysis (Sensitivity Testing) Create and manipulate Scenarios Create and change Custom Views Build scenario Reports Use the Goal Seek tool Use Solver and

Excessive Bank Charges Course: Calculation Techniques and Recovery Process

Starts: 25th Feb, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Divisional Police Station, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony

Summary

Most often, businesses do complain that accuracy of finance costs (Bank charges) to them is not clear or transparent. The financial costs (bank charges) take prominence in amount in the annual audited financial statements. There are dangers inherent in allowing banks to burden organisations with arbitrary charges. This training is for finance staff of organizations to be able to calculate, ascertain and recover excess bank charges wherever they exist. Participants will also learn the process by which to make it impossible for a bank to debit their organizations' and personal accounts arbitrarily in the future. Many company executives think that the monthly bank reconciliation statements prepared by their staff are enough for the integrity of their bank account positions. Some executives are even of the opinion that the statutory auditors would have taken care of this during the annual audits. A bank reconciliation statement is merely aimed at agreeing the bank statement with the bank account kept by the company. Calculation and Recovery of Excess Bank Charges require people to be specially trained. Highlights Advertent and inadvertent inflation of interest on granted facility by applying higher rates than agreed Advertent and inadvertent delaying/suppressing of cash/cleared cheques until some days after lodgement Haphazard arrangement of transactions on monthly bank statements value dates which can make it virtually difficult for untrained customers to decipher excess charges on their own Delays in effecting downward reviews of interest rates when applicable Failure to credit customers' current accounts with interest on credit balances Reporting process to the Financial Policy and Regulation Department of CBN and many more. Course Contents Day One Legislation Relating to Bank Interest and Fee Charges Literatures reviews Calculating Overdraft Interest Payments Overdrawn Limit and the Implications Calculating Loan Interest and Fees. Day Two Charges on Short-term Finance Charges on Equipment Lease Rentals and Fees Charges on Commercial Papers Accounts Having Credit Balances Bank Statement and Value Date Order. Day Three Pressing for refunds Writing and Reporting Overcharges Pressing for Refunds/Recovery. Reporting Process to CBN Financial Policy and Regulation Department How to avoid straining established banks cordial business relationships Appreciation of Financial Cost Savings.

Critical Issues in Bank Lending, and Loan Recovery Course

Starts: 10th Jul, 2019

Location: 20 Harvey Road, Sabo Yaba , Lagos State

Summary

All that glitters is not gold goes a wise saying. This also applies to companies be it a big or small and medium enterprise. Good bank lending has gone beyond assessing financial statement of an enterprise. There are a lot of issues to consider in bank lending beyond assessing the financial statement. Also, debt recovery effective tactics will be exposed here. At the end of the course participant will be exposed to evolving intrinsic and extrinsic considerations in bank lending and effective debt recovery tactics. Participants expected: Bank relationship officers, bank relationship managers, GM, bank staff in the lending and debt recovery departments among others.

Credit Analysis for Commercial Lending Training

Starts: 11th Feb, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Divisional Police Station, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony

Summary

The environment of the Nigerian economy today makes Banking in the country to be most challenging. For this reason, Credit Analysts need the tools and skills to analyse their opportunities and the accompanying risks. This training on Credit Analysis for Commercial Lending helps participants to do that. Course Objectives At the end of the course, the participants will go away with: a step-by-step techniques of assessing business risk structuring loan packages how to make lending decisions the strategies and techniques to make precise and good loan judgements how to monitor loans for performance. The course provides a road map to follow for collecting and analysing the information needed to assess the risks in a loan request. This road map helps to determine whether, and under what conditions, the bank should make the loan. To learn this road map, participants will be taken through how to: gather data analyse risks identify ways to mitigate the risks structure loans that are appropriate to the customer's repayment capacity. A skilled Credit Analyst, who this course hopes to develop, will be able to easily and quickly weed out ineligible loan requests and recognise new lending opportunities that others may miss. Course Contents Day One The Nigerian Banking Environment Current State of the Economy The Prudential Guidelines Other Central Bank of Nigeria regulations. The Preliminary Credit Screening The Borrower's Business Gathering Information. Why Businesses Borrow Asset Conversion Cycles Timings of Financial Needs. Borrowing for Sales Growth Why Sales Growth Causes Borrowing Seasonality in Sales Financing Long-term Sales Plans. Borrowing in Business Slowdown Slowdown in Inventory Turnover Slowdown in Collection of Accounts Receivable. Borrowing for Fixed Assets Purchase Replacing Old Fixed Assets Expanding Fixed Assets. Other Factors Warranting Borrowing. Day Two Analysis of Risks. Analysis of Repayment Sources. Industry Risk Analysis Classification of Nigerian Industries Industry Risk Characteristics Writing the Industry Analysis. Business Perspective Analysis Production and Supply Analysis Product-Market Match Management Analysis. Financial Statement Analysis Company Financial Analysis Qualitative Issues in Financial Statement Analysis Window Dressing of Financial Statements Predicting Business Failure Using Financial Statements Developing Expectations. Day Three Assessing Operations Management Examining the PandL Account for Accounting Risk Common-Size Analysis. Assets and Liability Analysis Examining the Balance Sheet for Accounting Risk Capital Structure Analysing Liquidity Analysing Solvency Operating Efficiency. Cash Flow Analysis Key Performance Indicators for Cash Flow Cash Flow Interpretation. Financial Projections Estimating Cash Receipts Estimating Cash Disbursements Sensitivity Analysis. Day Four Writing the Credit Analysis Report Structuring the Loan Choosing the Right Facility Disbursement Terms and Conditions Repayment Schedule Loan Agreements and Covenants. Loan Management Monitoring Loan Performance Identifying Key Trouble Signs. Day Five A Strategy for Problem Loans Loan Grading System Loan Review Prevention of Loan Losses Loan Workout Debt Recovery legal Procedures

Bonds Loans and Sukuk Nigeria

Starts: 3rd Dec, 2019

Location: Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island

Summary

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Nigeria is Nigeria's only debt finance event covering developments of both on- and off-shore markets. With an audience of over government officials, corporates, banks, funds and advisors, it is the premier event connecting fundraisers with lenders and investors active within the Nigerian capital markets. Registrations@GFCMediaGroup.com

Basic and Intermediate Accounting and Finance Course

Starts: 21st Aug, 2019

Location: 20 Harvey Road, Sabo Yaba

Summary

The practical knowledge is different from trainings from a conventional institution. The basic and intermediate accounting and finance course is going to expose the practical fundamentals of accounting and finance from the practitioners perspective. This course will bridge the gap between what one knows and what is in practice in the work place. Participants expected: Account officers, finance officers, budget officers, control officers. Content: Journals treatment and errors. Processes of accounting and finance transactions. Handling account receivables and payables. Budget preparation and administration. Profit and loss account and financial statement positions processes. Handling asset register and cash flow statement.

Bank Treasury Management and Future Economic Impact Course

Starts: 12th Jun, 2019

Location: 20 Harvey Road, Sabo Yaba

Summary

Stability and level of profitability of any bank depends largely on good treasury management. Sound treasury management of a bank guarantees its level of growth and expansion and secures its future in case of any economic vulnerability. At the end of this course participants will acquire proficiency in contemporary bank treasury management. Participants expected: Bank treasury employee, regulators, compliance officers among others.

Bank Operations Deliverables and Critical Behavioral Issues Course

Starts: 11th Feb, 2019

Location: 20 Harvard Road, Sabo Yaba

Summary

Smooth and effective banking operations coupled with good attitudinal behaviour is seriously lacking in banks. As a result a lot of customers are dissatisfied and keep on moving from one bank to another in search of good banking operations. There are a lot of employees of bank that have good mastery of their day to day jobs but lack the necessary behavioural tendencies to make a customer satisfied. Also, there are a lot of bank employees that have the necessary attitudinal tendencies but lack the core knowledge of banking operations. Participants in this course will be exposed of the necessary combination of mastery of core banking operations and attitudinal mix. Participants expected: Bank operations employees of all cadres, compliance employees of all cadres, regulators compliance office

Administrative Functions and Office Management Course

Starts: 8th Apr, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village

Summary

A training to deliver the requirements of Administrative Officers, so they are brought up-to-date with what is expected of them at all times. The contents will make administrative staff to be highly proficient in their business support functions. Course Contents Day One Central Competencies Routines of an Administrative Officer Telephone usage Mail services and deliveries Keeping of accurate records Provision of business and logistics supports to line managers Get yourself organized and set priorities Manage yourself for effective use of time Managing the Boss Travels and Protocols management. Day Two Financial Prudence Procurements and management of company assets Contract and vendor management Petty cash management Management of stationeries Cost containment techniques. Day Three Managing Relationships Interpersonal skills Communicate effectively - Written and Oral Government and community relations Grooming and personal carriage Workplace behaviors and comportment Work ethics and personal commitments Improve your self-worth. Day Four Records and Confidentiality Records keeping and good memory Documents and mails handling Files management and information retrieval Maintain corporate secrecy and confidentiality. Day Five Business Continuity Assurance Office ambience Health and safety issues Total Quality orientation Facility maintenance.