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Corporate Finance and Accounting for Lawyers and Other Professionals


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Corporate Finance and Accounting for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Course dates: 23 February 2022

Price: R 11 000

Applications closing date: 14 February 2022

Application Requirements: Application forms: crouss@ufs.ac.za OR admin@ili-sace.org

Mode of delivery: Online

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INTRODUCTION 

The goal of the programme is to enable the participant to acquire fundamental knowledge in corporate finance relevant to legal practitioners.  

The learning experience will enable participants to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between law and finance
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of financial markets and their functions
  • Understand the different approaches to capital budgeting 
  • Evaluate capital structure policies and identify practical issues in capital structure policies
  • Analyse and interpret financial statements of corporations
  • Assess the effectiveness of corporate governance policies and practices

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive a certificate of completion jointly issued by the University of Free State and the ILI-South African Centre for Excellence

FOR WHOM? SKILLS ACQUIRED? GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME

Throughout the course of their careers, law graduates find themselves dealing with corporate finance issues that are generally left out the law curriculum. Finance and law are co-constituted and, therefore, a fundamental understanding of corporate finance will be beneficial to legal practitioners. The University of Free State Faculty of Law and the ILI-South African Centre for Excellence (ILI-SACE) are presenting an innovative corporate finance short learning programme aimed at presenting salient elements of corporate finance to practicing lawyers. This eight-week programme will enable law graduates to gain a working knowledge of the important elements of corporate finance that is relevant for their practices.

23 Feb 2022

Introduction to Corporate Finance
This unit presents a discussion on the different types of financial markets, their participants, and their roles in the economy.

Topics covered include:

  • Major Markets
  • Other Markets
  • Financial Markets and the economy 
  • Basic Evaluation Principles
UFS - Prince
02 March 2022 Introduction to Accounting Principles and Financial Reporting
In this unit, participants will learn about the fundamental accounting principles behind the preparation of financial statements.
Topics covered include:
  • The mechanics of financial reporting
  • Financial Reporting Standards
  • Financial reporting analysis
  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow
 
09 March 2022

Financial Statements Analysis

In this unit, participants will also learn how to analyze, interpret and evaluate the quality of financial statements.

Topics covered include:

  • Calculating and interpreting financial ratios
  • Analytical tools and techniques

Risk factors relating to the misstatement of financial reports

 
16 March 2022

Understanding Financial Markets

This unit presents a discussion on the different types of financial markets, their participants, and their roles in the economy.

Topics covered include:

  • Major Markets
  • Other markets
  • Financial Markets and the economy

Basic Valuation principles

ILI - Sara
23 March 2022

Capital Budgeting

This unit covers the different approaches to determining the efficient allocation of resources for major investment or capital expenditures to increase firm value.

Topics covered include:

  • Investment decision criteria
  • Cashflow projections

Project analysis and evaluation

UFS - Prince
30 March 2022

Capital Structure

This unit presents the different arguments on capital structure (the ways through which corporation finance their assets) and covers practical issues in capital structure policies.

Topics covered include:

  • Capital structure decisions
  • Dividend policy and Company Value
  • Practical issues in capital Structure policy
  • Practical case study
ILI - NYAGAKA

 

 



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