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Corporate finance & reporting course


This Course will discuss the key issues and challenges in Corporate Finance including Reporting. Practical applications of important areas of Corporate Finance such as Project Appraisal, Valuations, Capital Structuring and Cost of Capital, Financial Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, Buy-outs, Corporate Restructuring, Value Based Management, etc. will be discussed.

This training is particularly useful to all involved in Corporate Finance and Corporate Decision making.


5 Days


Financial Controllers

Finance Managers

 Chief Accountants

 Management Accountants

 Senior Finance Staff

 Financial Analysts

Corporate Finance Consultants

Investment Managers

Corporate Transaction Lawyers

 Corporate Decision Makers.


At the end of this IRES training course, you will learn:

  • Describe and analyses the primary parts of corporate finance frameworks
  • Explain and evaluate the role of audit in corporate Finance
  • compare and contrast approaches to corporate finance & reporting internationally
  • Implications of the nature and scope of social and environmental accountability for corporate Finance practice.
  • Explain and evaluate the roles and responsibilities of executive directors, non-executive directors, auditors and company secretaries in ensuring effective corporate finance & reporting
  • Explain the external reporting requirements relating to corporate finance


  1. Corporate Finance Decision Making
  • Value Creation concept- stakeholder interests
  • Time value of money, discounted cash flow (DCF), the cost of capital (WACC) and their central importance to corporate finance
  • Capital budgeting and overview of applications
  • Valuation and overview of applications
  • Risk management and overview of applications
  1. Valuations, Capital Budgeting, Project Appraisal, Capital Structures and Cost
  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Capital Budgeting and Project Appraisal
  • Project Appraisals- Payback Period, return on investment (ROI), net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
  • Dealing with inflation, taxation, risk and uncertainty
  • Risks and Uncertainties
  • Capital Structure and Debt
  • Debt v/s Equity
  • Gearing and Leverage
  1. Financial Reporting & Analysis-going behind the numbers
  • Management Reporting, Discussions and Analysis
  • Concept of Quality of Earnings
  • Ratio Analysis-Profitability, Liquidity, Working Capital, Debt, Capital Structure
  • Cashflow Analysis
  • Creative Accounting & Fraud
  1. Valuation Tools and Techniques
  • Asset valuation - book, replacement and liquidation
  • Dividend and earnings valuation
  • Earnings multiples - EAT, EBIT
  1. Mergers & Acquisitions & Buy Outs
  • The M&A process
  • Key success factors
  • Buy outs
  1. Value Based Management - Understand strategy and interpret financial information




The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817,+254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 25th November 2019.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 02-12-2019
Event End Date 06-12-2019
Cut off date 25-11-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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