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Finance for Telecoms Professionals

2-Day Live Online Course Programme Customised in-company training solution

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Course Overview

More than ever in today's business environment, management decisions made at all levels of a telecoms business need to be based upon a sound understanding of the financial implications to the business, Key Business Drivers and Measurements and the importance of justifying Return on Investment.

This programme will familiarise you with the key concepts of finance and accounting in a telecoms environment and help you develop and measure KPI’s and business optimization with more confidence. Straight-forward and no-nonsense, participants will learn practical financial skills that will help them make better management decisions and enable them to get straight to the heart of the key financial issues; demystify financial information and give them complete confidence and control when making financial decisions.

In-Company Only

Duration: 2 Days

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Why Choose This Course?

Organisation benefits

Organisational alignment, accountability, and a results orientation are stressed in each session. 

All interventions are hands-on working sessions designed to create not theory, but practical, business building plans and skills that will have an immediate and positive effect on your business with a tangible return on investment.

Who is it for?

CEO-level executives across the organisation – the programme can be customised based on the job function and level of experience of the attendees.

Programme Module

  • The Nature and Purpose of Accounts
  • The Basics: Interpreting Financial Information
  • Understanding the Basics
  • Financial Strategy & Intelligence
  • Understanding Budgets
  • Advanced Telecoms Finance
  • Case Study/Exercise Financial Analysis, Reconciliations

Learning outcomes

Programme Takeaways

Critically examine and interpret key financial information including measuring the impact of operational and marketing activities and establishing the return on investment of business boardroom presentations - including large strategic technology-based projects (e.g. 4G LTE/5G deployment)

Confidently assess return on investment for potential capital and operational expenditures, and understand the key use of cash flow analysis, revenue and capital budgets to optimise your use of working capital and how to reconcile financial statements 

Appreciate the human aspect of budgeting and analyse variances in budgets and take remedial action to better manage your own budget, staff and project resources including budget reconciliations.

Distinguish between short-term and long-term financial decisions and enhance your decision-making skills by integrating financial management concepts into your thinking

Assess cash-flow, sunken costs and profit and how they are managed - developing forecasts and monitoring of costs that improve revenues, cost control and ROI

Prepare financial analyses for business plans, new projects and boardroom presentations - including large strategic technology-based projects (e.g. 4G LTE/5G deployment)

Prepare, perform and present more confidently in a financial environment

Contribute to decisions on technology implementation and procurement that are commercially viable, minimise risk, and in line with the strategy and goals of the wider organization.

Programme Format

Live online delivery

A highly interactive 2-day programme that allows participants to directly apply the lessons to their own organisations. The course is delivered by courseware informed by Omdia, the global research leader and the Omdia specialist analyst team. The course will be a combination of:

  • Highly interactive delivery style
  • Very experienced and highly focused Finance trainers specialising in the telecoms industry
  • Case studies
  • Class dynamics moulded to facilitate maximum learning opportunity
  • Application
  • Discussions
  • Individual attention throughout the learning process in order to meet learning objectives

Optional Testing  
Live online delivery: we set up a number of questions and scenarios for participants to complete prior to the course, then set them the same questions afterwards to see how their approach to the answers had changed.

       

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Programme Details

Module 1

THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF ACCOUNTING

  • What are the common misconceptions that hinder the understanding of business finance?
  • How can finance measure the success of business strategies?
  • The position of management controller and his role as a business partner?
  • Appreciate the need for accounting reconciliations and how this might be most efficiently managed

Module 2

UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS

  • Articulate how a company is financially structured.
  • Discuss the difference between the Balance Sheet and the Profit & Loss or Income Statement.
  • Understand the role of the Cash Flow Statement.
  • Identify the 5 elements of the Balance Sheet, the 3 elements of the Cash Flow Statement and the key elements of the Income Statement.
  • Be able to examine a company’s profitability.
  • Understand how efficiency and profitability drive return on investment
  • Discuss the role that debt plays in a company’s performance.
  • Articulate the importance of working capital and apply ratio analysis to assess whether a business has liquidity problems.
  • Be able to read and interpret the World Telecoms Financial Benchmarks

Module 3

UNDERSTANDING BUDGETS

  • Enhance your decision-making skills by integrating financial management concepts into your thinking
  • Understand the budgeting process and forecasting techniques
  • Teach and motivate your team to manage your own budget better
  • Budget profiles as a control tool - taking control of the costs
  • Manage budget variances and be able to reconcile differences
  • New ideas for managing budgets in a changing and unpredictable environment.
  • Establish clear goals, quickly and consistently implement and effectively measure and understand your financial results.

Module 4

INTERPRETING FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  • Critically examine a set of accounts – preferably your own management accounts.
  • Distinguish between the key ratios needed for comparative financial assessment of a business
  • Using financial information as a management tool
  • Optimising working capital for your organization
  • Teaching and calculating your key financial measures as a Key Performance Improvement tool
  • Discussing how you recognize revenue
  • Calculating your profitability, leverage, liquidity and efficiency ratios
  • Calculating your competitor's profitability, leverage, liquidity, and efficiency ratios

Module 5

FINANCIAL STRATEGY & INTELLIGENCE

  • Assessing Stakeholder value - Return on investment and return on capital employed and evaluating the cost vs benefit of long- and short-term capital decisions
  • Presenting proposals motivating Capital Investment
  • Evaluating Gross Margins, Cash flow and creating a profitability roadmap
  • Leveraging Cost – Volume – Profit analysis
  • Evaluating Project costing and the influence of sunken costs

Module 6

ADVANCED TELECOMS FINANCE

  • Assessing Stakeholder value - Return on investment and return on capital employed and evaluating the cost vs benefit of long- and short-term capital decisions
  • Presenting proposals motivating Capital Investment
  • Evaluating Gross Margins, Cash flow and creating a profitability roadmap
  • Leveraging Cost – Volume – Profit analysis
  • Evaluating Project costing and the influence of sunken costs

Past Delegates Include

Customised In-Company Solutions

Expert insight, delivered in a format to suit your needs, to enhance knowledge and drive performance in your team.

 

We take a consultative approach to learning: our learning & development consultants will work closely with your team to establish your unique business needs and define success measurements.

 

“The professionalism when working with Telecoms & Tech Academy allowed me to achieve my goals. We thank you for the support throughout the course.”

 

Eric Jacobson, Learning Solution Manager, MTN Group

 

Face-to-face

We’ll hand pick a leading practitioner to create and deliver a technical or commercially focussed programme, at your location – wherever that may be globally.

Digital

We develop specialised online learning programmes using our virtual learning platform so your teams can learn anytime, anywhere – both on-demand or through online live classes.

Blended

A mix of online and face-to-face - your business taps into our leading online learning experience and gets valuable face-time with leading practitioners.