Programs Executive Education Open Enrolment Finance Seminar for Senior Managers

Finance Seminar for Senior Managers

14 - 17 November, 2016

Finance represents one of the most vital, yet inaccessible disciplines for many senior executives. A solid foundation in finance is essential for critical decision-making and effective communication with financial managers, bankers, investors and customers.

This program will strengthen the financial acumen of senior managers to provide a deep understanding of a company’s financial data. Participants will learn how to measure and enhance their business’s profitability and be able to make strategic decisions for value creation.

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Program Benefits

On this program, you will learn how to:

  • Analyse company performance through balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements.
  • Develop an appreciation for strategic decision making based on robust budgetary planning and profitability analysis.
  • Evaluate a project’s financial viability and risk; and explore project financing opportunities.
  • Gain insight into capital structure, cost of capital and their impact on the company’s profitability.
  • Develop an understanding of company valuation techniques and key levers impacting the worth of a company.
  • Detect key developments in financial markets.

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This program will benefit executives who are in-charge of business units, divisions or functions, working in family-owned businesses or public companies. It would also be very beneficial for high potential managers being considered for leadership roles. The program will be delivered in English. Simultaneous translation shall only be provided to facilitate in-class conversations and delivery of lectures.

Teaching Methodology

Participants will explore a wide range of aspects of strategies of real-life firms by actively participating in fast paced case discussions. Faculty will guide the discussion, also providing concepts and practice- oriented frameworks that can be used in analyzing, designing and implementing strategies. Hands-on exercises will provide an opportunity to apply some of the ideas right away.

Faculty Profile

Prof. Eammon J Walsh

Eamonn is PwC Professor of Accounting at UCD. He has served as Dean of the Smurfit School of Business and Chairman of the Accounting Department. His primary research, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of financial analysis, equity valuation and US securities markets. A co-author of three books, his research has been published in Accounting Organisations and Society, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance. He was the founding editor of European Accounting and served as associate editor of the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance.

Prior to joining UCD, he held faculty positions at the London School of Economics and New York University. Visiting appointments have included UC Berkeley and Peking University. A consultant to a number of leading European, US and Asian corporations, he has also completed assignments with governmental organisations, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. He was the inaugural recipient of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Excellence in Education Award and has been a presenter at the World Economic Forum.


Aer Lingus
Barclays Capital
Ernst and Young
General Dynamics
International Monetary Fund
Iron Mountain
Philip Morris International
Royal Bank of Scotland
Saudi Aramco

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