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Programme masterclass ‘Business finance for TT professionals’ 17 November 2011 Amsterdam (Schiphol airport) - the Netherlands Session leader: George Fildes 09.30

Welcome

09.45

The finance model  How your business works from a financial perspective  The difference between turnover, profits and cash flow  The importance of cash management (cash is king!)  How your business is funded and where money is spent

11.15

Coffee & networking break

11.30

Financial terminology  depreciation & amortisation  gearing  EBIT and EBITDA  accruals and prepayments  capitalisation of costs

13.00

Lunch break

13.30

Financial statements  The key statements (P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow) explained  How to quickly interpret the financial stability, solvency & efficiency of a business – the key financial ratios

15.15

Tea & networking break

15.15

Management accounting  The relationship between sales, margins & costs  Costing methods – full, marginal and activity based  Budget & Forecasts  The Profit Improvement Model

17.00

Closure


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