CSSA Finance for Decision-Making

This is the second subject in the CSSA Board Level. When completing this subject the student will have a develop knowledge of finance and accounting and the ability to use that knowledge to interpret financial and accounting information in order to provide advice to the board, or a similar decision-making body, in strategy development and/or decision making.

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Description

This is the second subject in the CSSA Board Level. When completing this subject the student will have a develop knowledge of finance and accounting and the ability to use that knowledge to interpret financial and accounting information in order to provide advice to the board, or a similar decision-making body, in strategy development and/or decision making.

Accreditation

Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa

Overview

Financial accounting concepts and principles
Components of financial statements
Financial reporting by groups of companies
Analysis and evaluation of financial statements
The necessity of financial accounting standards
The conceptual framework of financial reporting
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Investor - borrower expectations
Private versus public markets
Sources of funding
Conditions affecting financing
Financial decisions for investing in equities
Financial decisions for investing in projects
Budgeting and budgetary control
Working capital management
Capital structure and cost of capital

Qualification

This subject is a part of a national qualification on completion of all Board Level courses you will receive a NQF L8 Professional Qualification.

Requirements

Student must have successfully completed the CSSA Programme 1, 2 & 3 or equalivant qualification.

Duration

This subject can be completed in 4 months.

Packages

Home Study

The Home Study Package offers:

Textbooks
Study guides
Workbooks - Not for all subjects
Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform

Online Classroom

The Full Online Classroom Package builds on the Home Study Package and provides you with the digital resources that may be available for your course as well as giving you access to the SACOB Online Classroom. The Online Classroom Package offers:

Video Kit
Study plans
Quizzes
Assessment downloads and uploads
SACOB Student Forum

Assessment

You will be required to complete a 3 hour closed book examination at the end of your subject.

What's next

You can continue your studies with SACOB and CSSA and complete more subjects that make up this qualification.