Corporate Finance – Level 1
  • Consolidation - Know consolidation principles and methods (Full consolidation – Equity method) Know how to analyze consolidated accounts.
  • Cost Accounting and Costing - Know cost accounting, direct/indirect cost breakdown and cost calculation, activity-based costing, and activity-based management
  • Financial analysis and diagnosis - Balance sheet aggregates (FRN, WCR, Cash), net debt and financial analysis ratios. Know how to analyze financial structure, liquidity and solvency.
  • Financial disclosure and Universal Registration Document - Present half-yearly and annual financial reports, quarter ly information, and segment information. Know the content and be able to read the Registration Document
  • Financial markets securities and cost of funds - Concepts of interest, yield rate, liquidity, inflation, capitalization, discounting, compound interest calculation, actuarial calculations
  • Financial statements and notes - Know the balance sheet, the income statement, the cash flow statement, the statement of changes in shareholders' equity, the OIC, the notes.
  • Off-balance sheet - Off-balance sheet commitments and contingencies
  • Operating Cash Flow - Know how to calculate and analyze Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow using direct and indirect methods. Cash forecasting, steering and WCR optimization: - Know how to calculate cash flows - Know how to establish cash positions - €/currencies - Know how to calculate and interpret the main current asset turnover ratios (DSO, DPO, DII) - Know how to prepare and reconcile cash flow forecasts - Master Cash Flow and WCR optimization tools in relation to operations.
  • Sales activity and pricing policies - Fundamental approaches to sales pricing (cost +, market price, value-based pricing, TCO, CPA formulas, yield management, price elasticity, promotion effectiveness) - Margin calculation, mix effects, scissor effect, impact of inflation, operational lever, performance and productivity.

Target audience

- Leaders / Project Managers
- Managers non-financial
- Members of the Financial Communication Department
- Members of the financial communication department
- Members of the Legal Department
- Members of the legal department
- Non-financial members of the Executive Committee
- Projects Managers

2 day


This training does not require any particular prerequisite.


– Know and understand the rules for drafting financial statements and master the economic representation of the most frequent business transactions
– Be able to read and understand financial statements and the main indicators
– Reinforce the quality of exchanges between line and financial managers

Detailed content

> Financial statements

– Role and presentation
– Overview of various types of accounting
– Merits (and limits) of accounting

> Balance sheet

– Balance sheet structure
– Main captions
– Balance sheet equilibrium: working capital, working capital requirements and cash

> Profit and loss account

– By nature of expenses (presentation and main indicators)
– By function (presentation and main indicators)
– Operating profit, EBITDA: purpose
– Interconnection between the balance sheet and the profit and loss account

> Cash flow statement

– Cash and non-cash items: where does money from amortisation and provisions go?
– Cash flow from operations and free cash flow
– Free cash flow: calculation and purpose

> Initial steps towards financial analysis

– Main ratios
– First analysis

Why should you attend?

Every action or business decision has an economic or financial impact which affects the financial statements of a company. Understanding and analysing the financial performance of the company requires understanding the impact of business decisions. This training programme helps identify the levers for action and put in perspective one’s contribution to financial performance.

Training methods and assessment

Entertaining presentation supported by case studies. Numerous illustrations and practical examples.
Assessment questionnaire.
A training certificate is delivered at the end of the session.

The trainer is available by e-mail and telephone to answer any follow-up questions participants may have.


1 630 € EXCL. VAT – 1 956 € INCL. VAT



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Jonathan C.