University of Nottingham Malaysia
Nottingham University Business School

Executive Education: Strategic Financial Management and Reporting Decisions

Date: 5-6 August 2019
Venue: Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KL
Normal price: RM2,600/person
Registration deadline: 5 July 2019

This is a two-day programme for senior managers and business professionals in large established companies who rely on financial statements to evaluate businesses.

The primary focus of this training is to provide participants with comprehensive solutions to all senior management and board members who are cognizant of limitations in discharging their responsibilities due to lack of financial and reporting knowledge and expertise. The course delivery includes presentations, discussions, case studies and role plays designed to assist participants in applying these concepts at their workplace.

Programme overview   

Nowadays, financial and reporting functions have become more strategic instead of operational. They are the critical success factors of many business firms as well as critical failure factors in many cases. Therefore, knowledge and fundamental skills in finance and reporting are now essential for all senior management and board members in order to deal with and make decisions on financial and reporting matters in business firms at the corporate level.  

Learning outcomes

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Review and reflect your financial and reporting roles and duties.
  • Evaluate and make decisions on accounting and reporting policies.  
  • Consider and evaluate financial statements and reporting for approval.  
  • Establish and refine the framework of corporate governance and sustainable business (and their reporting).
  • Evaluate corporate financing instruments (including derivatives) and their economic consequences. 
  • Evaluate financial strategies (capital budgeting, capital structure, dividends policy, etc) for approval and monitoring. 
  • Communicate effectively with financial managers and auditors. 

Methods of training and assessment

  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Classroom discussion 
  • Flipchart presentations for brainstorming
  • Presentation from participants 

Programme outline

Day One

Module One: Financial Reporting Decisions 

  • Reporting framework and accounting standards
  • IFRS updates and current development
  • Accounting policies decisions
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Management commentary
  • Economic consequences 

Module Two: Corporate Governance and Sustainability of Business

  • Risk management
  • Corporate governance framework and disclosures
  • Corporate scandals, financial shenanigans and earning management
  • Corporate control and budgeting system
  • Key performance indicators and corporate control
  • Sustainable business and reporting  

Day Two

Module Three: Corporate Financing Strategies and Decisions   

  • Equity financing
  • Debt financing
  • Derivatives and risk management
  • Corporate exercises and strategies
  • Economic consequences 

Module Four: Strategic Financial Policies and Management

  • Business and financial strategies
  • Operating policies and working capital management
  • Capital budgeting and investment appraisals
  • Capital structures and growth
  • Dividends policy and the expected return of shareholders 

About the programme leader

Dr Lau Chee Kwong, BBA, MBA, PhD (Accounting), FCCA, FCPA, CA (M), has twenty years of practical experience in financial accounting and reporting, corporate finance, banking management, financial management, investments, academic administration, lecturing, corporate training and consultation work. He conducts training, lectures, and seminars for his corporate training clients including public listed companies, banks and financial institutions, regulators and government bodies. 

Dr Lau currently serves as an Associate Professor of Accounting and Dean at Nottingham University Business School Malaysia, lecturing for Bachelor's Degree programmes, MBA, Master of Finance, ACCA and CFA. His research papers have been published in journals and presented at national as well as international conferences. He served as a member of the Issues Committee of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) from 2008 to 2013. Dr Lau is a Malaysian Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) Certified Trainer (TTT/7170).



Related links


If you have an enquiry about NUBS Malaysia's executive education programmes, please contact the executive education team.


Bookmark and Share

Nottingham University Business School

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8000
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8019

Make an enquiry