CFA Society Malaysia

A Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies

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 36 RED FLAGS IN FINANCIAL REPORTS - HOW TO DETECT ACCOUNTING GIMMICKS & FRAUD

​​​Date : 27 February 2017, Monday
Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue : Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Speakers : Prof SS Sandhu BBM, PBM, FCA, FCPA
Level : Basic to Intermediate
(Registration from 8:30am)

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Learning Outcomes:
  • Outline US and Asian examples and experiences in Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud;
  • List and Discuss the Top 10 Financial Scandals in the past decade;
  • Identify types of companies most likely to use financial gimmicks;
  • Identify where the financial gimmicks would occur;
  • Identify the profile of a typical fraudster;
  • Recognise the “Fraud Triangle” and discuss why auditors make use of it; Describe the 6 categories of financial gimmicks; \
  • Discuss the 7 fundamental tricks that companies use to mislead auditors and investors;
  • Develop techniques for detecting financial gimmicks and fraud;
  • Device a process to prevent financial misstatements;
  • Discuss the Top 10 signs that a company is in trouble.

Who should attend?
• Bankers
• Research Analysts, Fund Managers
• Institutional Investors, Investment Advisors
• Traders, Dealers & Remisiers
• Industry Related Professionals

Participants are not required to have specific prior experience of any of the subject areas. More experienced individuals will be able to build on their knowledge through practical, current case studies.​

Training Methodology:
Lecture style, with exercises and case studies


 ADVANCED FINANCIAL MODELING: CORE MODEL WORKSHOP

​​Date : 27 March 2017, Monday
Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue : Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Speakers : Mr Hamilton Lin, CFA
Level : Intermediate to Advanced
(Registration from 8:30am)​​

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Workshop Overview & Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Model a company’s revenues, expenses and EPS
  • Differentiate methodologies in forecasting different types of assets and liabilities
  • Calculate and estimate shareholders’ equity
  • Recognize the importance of financial ratios for purposes for financial modeling
  • Calculate each component of the cash-flow statements
  • Recognize the significance of the components of cash-flow statements
  • Balance the financial model using debt schedules and debt sweep logic
  • Recognize and combine the cash balance & interest schedules with the model
  • Use the automatic debt repayments and revolver facility function
  • Construct self-balancing financial statements
  • Analyse & avoid circular references

Who should attend?
  • Corporate Finance Analysts, Investment Analysts
  • Portfolio Managers, Private Equity
  • Asset Management 
  • Institutional Investors, Investment Advisors
  • Traders, Dealers & Remisiers
  • Industry Related Professionals
  • Other Interested in Financial Modeling

Pre Requisites:
Intermediate proficiency using Excel and a solid grasp of basic accounting fundamentals is required. This Financial Modelling class is a fast-paced, hands-on, technical workshop. Participants need to bring their own laptops with the EXCEL program.


Training Methodology​
Workshop style, with exercises and case studies