Leoron logo

Shopping cart



AED 18.300

Home All Courses CFinM Certificate in Financial Management 

CFinM Certificate in Financial Management 

4 alternative location(s) available

Course Overview

This program focuses on the key concepts and techniques of strategic financial management, which has as its key aim the creation of corporate value over the long run. Financial management relies crucially on two principal activities which are extensively examined in the program: one is the investment decision, that is, putting productive assets on the balance sheet; and two, the financing decision, which is concerned with optimal capital structuring on the liability side, that is, the use of debt in relation to equity.

This course is crucial for all financial managers who require a rigorous understanding of how corporate value creation is linked to the timing and riskiness of cash flows and the cost of capital. The participant will gain practical insight into the management of working capital, the performance of financial analysis, including an examination of the relevant metrics and value drivers in managing the business, as well as consideration of the sources of long-term financing to the firm. Attention is also given to financial distress and corporate restructuring issues as well as the development of strategic business plans.

Project manager

Zenulla Latifi

4 alternative location(s) available



Run This Course

Enjoy this certified

program at your premise of choice, with lower costs, and schedule that suits you best.



5 Key Takeaways


An understanding of how the IFRS financial statements are put together and their limitations in business and investment analysis.

A systematic approach of analyzing financial statements and ratio analysis for assessing business and investment opportunities.



Effective use of investment appraisal screening and evaluation tools (payback/ DCF/ IRR/ MIRR).

Broader understanding of current and traditional sources of long-term financing instruments.



Greater insights into using effective advocacy documents to pitch your investment and business conclusions.



See What’s Inside Our 2020 Catalog

Course Outline


Course Background and Overview

  • Delegate introductions and course objectives

  • High level overview of course content

Corporate Financial Information

  • Value of the annual report

  • Understanding the mandatory and discretionary sections of the annual report

  • Information available in the annual report

  • Risk assessment documents in annual report

Case Study: Discussion and review of annual report management discussion and analysis document

Core Accounting Concepts

  • Clarifying the distinction between financial accounting and management accounting

  • Frameworks and how financial accounting works

  • Useful management accounting information to obtain to analyse if available

  • Balance sheet or statement of financial position

  • Income statement or statement of comprehensive income

  • Cash flow statement

  • Different accounting standards and their impact on analysts

  • IFRS and IFRS for SME

Working Capital and Liquidity Issues

  • Review of working capital ratios

  • Components of working capital

  • How working capital ratios are determined

  • Interpreting the working capital ratios and what action should be taken

  • Assessing the working capital cycle

  • What it means; comparison to peer groups; how to draw conclusions

  • Extensive examination of working capital and liquidity issues

  • Extracting potential for improving performance and results

  • Deeper look into the cash flow statements and how to use them

Case Study: Exercise to determine working capital cycle days with in-depth discussion of how to interpret the outcome and identify opportunities to improve corporate performance; mini case studies to illustrate the direct and indirect cash flow presentation formats

Looking back at corporate scandals

  • Overview of significant scandals

  • WorldCom

  • Bernie Madoff

  • Enron


Application of Advanced Ratio Analysis

  • Detailed examination of financial ratios linking financial statements and practical realities of the business

  • Profitability and return ratios

  • Short term solvency and liquidity ratios

  • Long term solvency and stability ratios

  • Information through comparison

  • Structured approach on gearing (leverage) distinguishing between financial and operational gearing

  • Establishing the link between performance and risk taking

Case Study: Complex team-based case study requiring in depth team discussion and analysis that challenges the understanding of expectations of financial ratios where each team is tasked with objective to match a set of ratios with the ten companies. This has been an excellent tool used in many training programs for the delegates to gain a more practical understanding of ratio analysis.

Using the DuPont Framework for Assessing Performance

  • Detailed examination of financial ratios linking financial statements and practical realities of the business

  • Discussion of the three levers in the DuPont analysis
    - Earnings and efficiency in earnings
    - Ability to turn assets into profit
    - Financial leverage

  • Finding the red flags

  • Preparing board / senior executive briefings on company versus peer performance

Long Run (Strategic) Investment Decisions

  • Importance of long-term investment decisions

  • Magnitude and frequency

  • How do we know if we are creating value

  • Management motivation / incentives and agency risks

Investment Analysis – Core Concepts and Principles

  • Developing a conceptual distinction between value creation and destruction

  • Techniques and methods of screening tools and methodologies used to evaluate investment alternatives of both cash and profit based approaches

  • Overview of the differences of cash and profit based approaches assessing each of their relative strengths and weaknesses

  • Process of reconciling cash to EBITDA



LEORON - Professional Development Institute

Built upon the strong experience in the manufacturing sector, which the founders developed in Sweden during the 90’s global expansion, LEORON evolved into a comprehensive training institute, offering training and development solutions in all strategic corporate functions, including corporate finance, HR, SCM, operations, and engineering.

With strategic distribution of our offices in leading locations, such as Dubai, Riyadh, Jonkoping, Skopje, Accra, and Almaty, our team of experts delivers approximately 500 courses annually, and roughly 10000 professionals are equipped with appropriate education and the latest insights in a wide assortment of industries across the EMEA region.



Introducing LEORONʼs mobile app!


Your Professional Development

Institute in the palm of your hand!




Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • CFOs

  • Financial managers

  • Financial controllers

  • Internal auditors

  • Strategic planners

  • Business analysts

Project manager

Zenulla Latifi






Submit Review

Overall rating *

Add a photo


We are processing your review. This may take several days, so we appreciate your patience. We will notify you when this is complete.


Finance & Accounting

MFC Masterclass in Financial Control

Certificate in Accounting and Financial Control


Nov 01 - 05, 2020

Dubai, UAE

Plus sign

35 NASBA CPE credits

Calendar logo

5 days

MFC Masterclass in Financial Control

Certificate in Accounting and Financial Control

The course is case study driven and not an academic course. It is crucial for financial managers responsible for making sure that a company’s resources are used correctly – the controlling aspects of sound financial management is the cornerstone of this program. The course develops key skill competencies through the application of sound theoretical content within a practical, real-life inspired case-study based environment.

Finance & Accounting

CCVM Certified Company Valuation Modeller


Nov 01 - 05, 2020

LIVE, Virtual Training

Plus sign

21 NASBA CPE credits

Calendar logo

5 days

This intensive five-days workshop offers in-depth and practical analysis of the different valuation techniques that can be used to value different entities. It will also examine the use of real options modeling that are used to value patents, contracts, natural resources and for various other applications. The workshop will focus on the framework that can be used to pick the right model for any task and it will also extensively expose delegates to the modeling of various real life valuation cases. Companies are valued for the purposes of invest...

Finance & Accounting

CBA Certificate in Budget Analysis

Advanced Tools in Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting


Nov 08 - 12, 2020

Khobar, KSA

Plus sign

35 NASBA CPE credits

Calendar logo

5 days

CBA Certificate in Budget Analysis

Advanced Tools in Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting

The ‪#‎CBA is the course when it comes to ‪#‎budget planing and accounting. During a 5 day course, our trainer will guide you through the process of attaining full understanding on the concept of ‪#‎PowerPivotsthat handle 200 million rows of data and Monte Carlo simulation using Crystal Ball in Excel.

Finance & Accounting

CMA Certified Management Accountant Part 1

Review Course


Nov 08 - 13, 2020

Dubai, UAE

Plus sign

35 NASBA CPE credits

Calendar logo

6 days

The CMA credential is: Prestigious – Self-selected credential earned through testing. Professional – IMA’s Salary Survey shows strong career growth and greater earning power. Rigorous – Testing, education, job experience, and continuing education requirements. Empowering – Promoting your credential allows you to become a leader in your profession. Competent – Attests proven on-the-job skills.


Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.

LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.
We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:
1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy)
2. Project Management Institute PDUs
3. CISI credits
4. GARP credits
5. HRCI recertification credits
6. SHRM recertification credits

The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +971 4 447 5711 or [email protected].

The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.

Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.

Radiating Social