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Financial Language In The Board Room
  • Overview
  • Objectives & Outline
  • Methodology
  • Participant Profile
  • Trainers
  • Overview
    PROGRAMME DETAILS

    DATE

    24 June 2021

    TIME

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    VENUE

    Asian Banking School
    Company’s Board of Directors may come from various backgrounds. They may be professionals specialised in fields other than finance. However, the duties of a director require knowledge in the financials.

    This programme aims to provide the directors with an understanding in the composition of audited financials, the tools for analysing the company’s financial performance and ultimately the responsibilities and liabilities of a director with regards to financial reporting.
    LEARNING LEVEL
    Foundation
    PROGRAMME FEE

    MYR

    1,500*

    / PAX

    *Subject to 6% Service Tax

  • Objectives & Outline
    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    Upon completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

    • Understand how a set of financials is composed – the key entries and their meaning
    • Recognise the various financial and reporting requirements and the consequences of non-compliance of the regulatory obligations
    • Interpret financial statements and quarterly reports, recognise accounting red flags and identify important financial concerns or issues
    • Apply the Du Pont technique to analyse and evaluate business performance and identify areas for financial improvement
    • Review the different types of audit reports a company can receive and the consequences of modified reports


    PROGRAMME OUTLINE

    • The Accounting Standards

    • The documents required for an annual audit

    • Duties of the directors
      1. The Statutory Stipulations under the Companies Act 2016
      2. The Relevant Sections Under the Act
      3. The Penalties Under the Act

    • The key items that directors should pay attention to

    • Terminologies used in financial statements and how are they used interchangeably

    • Components of an Annual Report

    • Components of a financial report:
      1. Statement of Financial Position – Balance Sheet and the detailed items therein
      2. Statement of Comprehensive Financial Income – P&L and the detailed items therein
      3. Statement of Cash Flows and the detailed items therein

    • The Key Financial Ratios – theirs usage and analysis

    • Key issues to establish the credibility of financial statements

    • The limitations of financial statements

    • The DuPont Technique
      1. The concept of ROE
      2. The rationale behind the DuPont Technique
      3. The key drivers of the DuPont Technique

    • Case Study of a DuPont Technique Analysis

    • The Pros & Cons of the DuPont Technique

    • Issues related to financial reports – items to watch, pitfalls and modified reports:
      1. Accrual accounting
      2. The concept of depreciation
      3. How different methods of depreciation result in different financial figures and positions
      4. Creative Reporting
      5. Creative Accounting
      6. Motivation for Creative Accounting Activities
      7. The concept of Capitalisation
      8. Goodwill/Intangible Assets
      9. Notes to the Accounts – Contingent Liabilities and Commitments

    • Case studies & group exercises:
      1. Extracting figures from a set of financials
      2. Identifying accounting entries
      3. Computing ratios from a set of financials

  • Methodology
    Slides, lecture, case studies and group discussions
  • Participant Profile

    Company directors who specialize in fields other than finance and who would like to gain an insight into the financial language that is relevant to the boardroom

  • Trainers

    YEOW TIANG HUI

    Director of Commercial Banking, Asian Banking School

    Yeow Tiang Hui graduated in Economics from the National University of Singapore where he studied International Finance, Banking & Monetary Economics. He obtained his further training in banking and finance from the Institute of Banking & Finance in Singapore, Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific, and Citibank Asia Pacific Banking Institute, where he studied Credit & Financial Analysis, Applied Financial Services, International Trade Finance, Corporate Finance, and Financial Derivative Products.

    He has 33 years of experience in banking and investment, having first worked with the small and medium enterprise clients in United Overseas Bank and Citibank N.A. , Singapore. Thenceforth, he moved on to manage the multinational accounts in Deutsche Bank AG, then the large local corporate clients in Citibank/Citicorp Malaysia, where he was also the Vice President in the venture capital outfit, and the Head of Commercial Banking.

    From 1997 to 2005, he served as head of the offshore banking business of the French banking group Crédit Industriel et Commercial. The coverage was Malaysia, the Greater China and the Philippines.

    From 2007 till 2016, he has served as the Head of Corporate Banking Kuwait Finance House. And in 2012, he set up the client coverage team, housed under the Investment Banking Division.

    His last position was the Chief Executive Officer of Alkhair International Islamic Bank Bhd. He is also an alumnus of City, University of London.

    He is fluent in (written and spoken) Chinese, English, Malay and the Indonesian languages. Having worked in Singapore, American, German, French, Middle Eastern and Malaysian environments.


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