Acquiring the Fundamentals of Financial Statement Analysis: Module 1 of the Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

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Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

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Who should attend

This programme is designed for professionals of various types (top management, heads of SMEs and micro-businesses, managers and employees) from all sectors of the economy. It will enable you to improve your understanding of the impact your decisions will have on the financial health of your professional activity, project or company, and simultaneously raise your efficiency as a manager.

Key admissions criteria

  • A university-level diploma or equivalent professional experience
  • Proof of motivation and a professional need to take the programme
  • English proficiency (language certificate or proof of studies/work experience in English)
  • Master the basics of Excel

About the course

Introduce managers and executives to the fundamental concepts of financial management.

Content

Interpreting a company’s financial statements

  • The fiscal record, accounts and cash flow table
  • The working capital, working capital requirements and net liquidity balance
  • Critical analysis of commonly-used ratios

Financial planning and cash-flow statements

  • Assessing cash flow statements
  • Financial forecasting
  • Assessing to what extent a company generates cash (or not), as opposed to profit

Conducting financial analysis

  • Real-life company case studies
  • Understanding the difference between accounting and financial analysis
  • Why may a profitable project from an accounting perspective be cost-ineffective from a financial perspective?

Experts

Mathias Schmit

Mathias Schmit has a PhD in Finance from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Brussels), where he is a Professor of Finance and conducts research into banking and microfinance at the Centre Emile Bernheim (a Solvay Brussels School Research Centre). He is regularly invited at IN...

Carlos Desmet

Prof. Carlos Desmet teaches the MBA course in Business Ethics and Compliance Management at BSL. He founded in 2014 an international consultancy firm dedicated to Business Ethics and Compliance Management. He is also convinced that education of emerging leaders is key in that area and teaches main...

Laurent Gheeraert

Laurent started his career as Consultant with McKinsey & Company Benelux where he was involved in strategic, operational and organizational projects across various industry sectors. He took a leading role in some of the firm’s major assignments in South Africa (heavy industry) and the Middle ...

Jean-Philippe Michaux

Jean-Philippe Michaux is currently the CFO (Group Director of Finance, ICT & Legal affairs) at Puratos Group. He previously held the positions of Group Controller and Group Internal Audit Director within the same company. Prior to this, he was Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, special...

Benjamin Lorent

TEACHING POSITIONS Finance Lecturer, Bachelor in Business Engineering, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles (since September 2016). Professor in the Online Executive Master in Management, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB) wit...

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