Financial Diagnostics and Planning

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Introduction to the basics of financial management

  • Introduce managers and executives to the basics of financial management,
  • Know how to analyse financial statements and manage cash flow,
  • Editing and presenting a financial report.

Content | Financial Diagnostics and Planning

  • Balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
  • Working capital, working capital requirements and cash flow
  • Critical analysis of commonly used ratios
  • The sources of performance
  • Understanding the difference between accounting and financial analysis
  • Why can a company that is profitable from an accounting point of view make a loss and go bankrupt?
  • Assessment of cash flows and cash requirements
  • Financial forecasts
  • To what extent does the company generate money (not synonymous with making a profit)?
  • Study of real company cases
  • Sustainable growth threshold in terms of financial resources. Impact of growth on company sales.

Your Trainer


Pr Mathias SCHMIT | Financial Planning and Diagnostics

  • Professor of Finance and Academic Director at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Founder of SAGORA, a consultancy and training company specialising in financial management, microfinance, risk management governance and the impact of Basel II/III banking regulations on the conduct of business.
  • Lecturer or former lecturer at INSEAD, TiasNimbas, the Amsterdam Institute of Finance, the universities of Aix-en-Provence Marseille, Hanoi, Hô-Chi-Minh
  • Director and member of the management boards of a number of companies
  • Doctorate in Management Science

Mathias SCHMIT teaches the following courses for Sagora:

  • Financial Diagnostics and Planning (module 1) of the "Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Professionals" programme (LUXEMBOURG-VILLE)
  • Summer School (KNOKKE-LE-ZOUT)
  • Portfolio Management (GENVAL)
  • Risk Management Governance (LUXEMBOURG-CITY)

Registration | Financial Diagnostics and Planning

Next dates: 21, 22 and 23 October 2024 in Luxembourg City

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