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Institute of Certified Financial Managers

Syllabus for *Certified Financial Director, DipCFD* Qualification

Module "HR of Finance Department"

  • 1. Corporate financial standards.
  • 2. Management of human resources (HR-management).
  • 3. Decision-making methods.
  • 4. Professional management skills.
  • 5. Team building.
  • 6. Business communication and communication management.
  • 7. Professional ethics and professional values.

Module "Strategic Financial Management"

  • 1. Strategic planning:nature, models, levels.
  • 2. Financial management in the context of company strategy.
  • 3. Methods of strategic financial management.
  • 4. Financial planning and forecasting the financial statements.
  • 5. Investment policy and asset valuation models.
  • 6. Management strategy of the cost of capital.
  • 7. The policy of income distribution: the formation of a dividend policy.
  • 8. Measurement and control of the cost of business for the shareholders.
  • 9. Strategic management accounting as a system of information support of competitive strategy.
  • 10. Changing strategies for the development of a business: financial control methods.
  • 11. Merger and division of companies, corporate alliances and holdings.
  • 12. Factors influencing the strategic financial decisions.
  • 13. The formation of long-term financial policy.

Module "Corporate Finance"

  • 1. Economic content and purpose of corporate finance.
  • 2. Corporation and the financial market.
  • 3. The present value and opportunity costs.
  • 4. Assessment of long-lived assets. Risk and return.
  • 5. Planning of capital investment and risk.
  • 6. Efficient capital markets.
  • 7. Models of corporate financing.
  • 8. Creating a public company.
  • 9. Dividend policy and capital structure.
  • 10. Corporate and personal taxes.
  • 11. Financing and valuation of the company.
  • 12. The theory of options.
  • 13. Debt financing: long-term lending.
  • 14. Risk management. Insurance. Hedging.
  • 15. International risks.
  • 16. Short-term financing and cash flow management.
  • 17. Corporate financial planning.
  • 18. Corporate governance and control. The mechanism of mergers.