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 maps
• Study plans
• Lecturer/Concept videos
• 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.