International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Course Objectives

  • To apply advanced accounting principles and techniques in a practical context
  • To evaluate and apply various IFRS as they apply
  • To analyze, interpret and report on financial statements and related information to different user groups
  • To ensure that developers and users of financial statements are up-to-date with current amendments and requirements of IFRS as they relate to business fields

Who Should Attend?

Managers, officers, and employees working in Accounting, Finance, Treasury and Operations who would like to understand, interpret and apply IFRS. The course presumes knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles. No prior knowledge of IFRS is required

Egyptian Accounting Standards

Course Objectives

  • To apply advanced accounting principles and techniques in a practical context.
  • To evaluate and apply various EAS as they apply
  • To analyze, interpret and report on financial statements and related information to different user groups
  • To ensure that developers and users of financial statements are up-to-date with current amendments and requirements of EAS as they relate to business fields.

Who Should Attend?

Managers, officers, and employees working in Accounting, Finance, Treasury and Operations who would like to understand, interpret and apply EAS. The course presumes knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles. No prior knowledge of EAS is required.

Financial Modeling

Course Objectives

This course offers the opportunity to learn how to develop practical skills in Excel modeling in order to improve business and financial planning capability. Putting financial modeling into practice will enable you to create complex financial models in any business environment and produce an independent-minded and confident financial analysis.

Who Should Attend?

Corporate Finance Professionals, Valuation Consultants, Portfolio Managers, and other Finance Professionals.

Basel II to Basel III

Course Objectives

This course helps Bankers understand the new challenges that exist for assessing counterparty risk in the realm of Basel II & Basel III. This includes measurement of wrong way risk, trade interconnectedness and the ability for banks to identify leverage on the trading book. Foundational methods for CVA (Credit Value Adjustment) will be walked through so that banks can easily generate a price for counterparty risk. The course helps participants to understand the implications of Basel II & III on the banks and how to develop a plan to comply with those requirements.

Who Should Attend?

  • Credit Risk Officers
  • Regulatory Compliance Officers
  • Other Banking Professionals.

Budgeting for Investment Units

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to upgrade and further develop the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the budgeting process including modern techniques and variance analysis. The course will be based on practical case studies and real-life illustrations specifically relevant to banks with emphasis on the investment banking environment.

Who Should Attend?

Senior Management working in Financial Control departments of Investment Banking and Commercial banks.

Risk-Based Internal Audit

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to put in place a risk–based internal audit approach that is truly bank business oriented.
  • Learn how to use master tools, techniques and methodologies that will boost Auditors’ productivity
  • Find out how to convert the entire audit process to a risk-based approach

Who Should Attend?

Internal Auditors, Compliance Officers, Audit Committee Members, and Executive Management Officers.

Feasibility Study

Course Objectives

This program provides you with a solid understanding of the approach needed for successful investment decision and the financial concepts relevant to such decision. Attending this practical program will guide you to structure and scientifically conduct feasibility studies, an invaluable tool for evaluating investments. This program focuses on the basic areas of a feasibility study, namely: Marketing, Technical, Financial and Economic viability assessment.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for staff working in Credit, Investment and Financial Management departments in Banks, Financial Institutions, Organizations, and Companies.

Comprehensive Credit Course

Course Objectives

This course provides bank staff with knowledge and skills required for practicing professional corporate credit including:

  • Assess macro and micro Economics impact on credit
  • Analyze assets conversion cycle in a business
  • Analyze Financial Statements
  • Understanding and measuring Credit Risk
  • Assess Capital Structure and Creditworthiness
  • Evaluate the commercial viability and sustainability of the business model and management’s capabilities
  • Use a forecasting model to anticipate a company’s future performance, critical assumptions, and impact on credit outlook
  • Identify signs of credit deterioration, evaluate their potential impact and consider alternative courses of action
  • Build robust monitoring, KPI and covenant packages to meet the needs of the company and provide protection to the lender

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for staff working in Credit, Investment ,and Risk Management in Banks and Financial Institutions.

SMEs Credit

Course Objectives

This course provides bank staff with essential knowledge and skills required for practicing credit to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) including:

  • Understand why banks are interested in SME banking in general and SME credit in particular
  • Understand main characteristics of SMEs and their impact on credit assessment and monitoring
  • Assess the creditworthiness of SMEs borrowers
  • Build robust monitoring, KPI and covenant packages to meet the needs of the SME and provide protection to the bank.

Who Should Attend?

 Bank staff and managers involved in the provision of credit and related products to SMEs.

Brokers' Back Office Operations

Course Objectives

This course provides staff of securities brokerage firms and custodian banks with knowledge and skills required to execute broker’s back-office operations including clearing and settlement of trades and monitoring and managing customers’ cash , securities, and margin accounts.

The course concludes with a look at current trends in the securities industry.

Who Should Attend?

Staff of securities brokerage firms and custodian banks including customer officers, margin trading officers, back-office operations managers and staff.

Bank's Sales Management

Course Objectives

This course provides bank sales executives with up-to-date international practices for design and execution of sales programs for different corporate and retail bank products and services including plans of sales excellence. Due to the current economic downturn, new methods and techniques create threats and opportunities that didn't exist last month or last year. Designed for bank managers and executives, this course examines latest sales effectiveness techniques and new directions in the delivery of banking services.

Who Should Attend?

Banking Sales Executives and Officers.

Due Diligence

Course Objectives

This course provides an understanding of the concept and scope of a due diligence investigation as it relates to both public and private transactions including acquisitions, disposals, and fund raising.

Practical advice is given on the fundamental principles, techniques, and procedures of due diligence and on the different objectives in the due diligence process, covering commercial, financial, and legal due diligence including more specialized areas of investigation for specific business sectors.

Who Should Attend?

Financial Advisors, Bankers, Investment Managers, Strategic Investors, Securities Analysts, Financial Managers, and Internal Auditors.

Business Valuation

Course Objectives

This course provides officers and consultants engaged in business valuation with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in applying alternative business valuation approaches (Asset-based , Income-based, and Market-based ) including:

  • How to review relevant historical information
  • How to assess business forecasts and projections and underlying assumptions.
  • How to identify relevant valuation techniques
  • The concepts of enterprise value and equity value
  • Leverage and unleveraged Beta in measuring and how to estimate discount and capitalization rates.

Who Should Attend?

Financial Advisors, Bankers, Investment Managers, Strategic Investors, Securities Analysts, Financial Managers, and Internal Auditors.

Structured Finance

Course Objectives

  • Understanding different types and uses of structured finance products
  • Understanding the risk inherent in structured products including liquidity, credit, and market risk
  • How to decide whether to hold or to cut losses on structured products
  • Keeping up to date with changes in the market conventions and regulatory environment related to structured products.

Who Should Attend?

Traders, Financial Analysts, Securitization Professionals, Portfolio Risk Managers, Corporate Financiers, Treasurers, Credit Risk Managers, and Investment Bankers.