Financial Services and Trading
Financing operations is an important financial decision for small businesses and corporations. The cost of equity is generally higher than the cost of debt for corporations. Without equity, it is difficult for corporations to raise a substantial level of capital through debt. Equity is the cushion against which corporations are able to raise capital through debt financing. Higher equity results in a higher ..
Whether you are involved in evaluating the creditworthiness of a prospective customer, analyzing investment opportunities, or even beginning to suspect that something funny is going on in your own company, this session will give you the tools to determine what is really going on. It's not just about the financial statements, this presentation will show you how to conduct a preliminary investigation will hel..
During many years of evaluating companies there are many things that you find are not as they seem after breaking down a balance sheet, income statement or statement of cash flows. If you do not have the skills to properly analyze the companies’ financial statements, you could end up losing a large customer to bankruptcy or granting a loan and the company defaults on it. In the webinar you will learn how re..
One of the most basic analytical and underwriting tools a banker must have is the ability to determine whether a borrower can repay its loans based on the financial information available. Financial organizations extend credit to borrowers when the borrowers show the ability to repay the loans extended. Ideally, a request for a five-year loan should be supported by a 5-year cash flow projection. Learn key as..
Management has a responsibility to be familiar with and alert to the types of fraud that might occur in their area and to put in place effective controls to avoid such occurrences. Management should also provide support to and work with the Internal Audit Division, other areas in a financial institution by reporting and investigation of dishonest or fraudulent activity, including the prosecution of offender..
Join us to learn about the latest and most accurate methods for performing capital expenditure (CAPEX) analyses. Learn how to establish your hurdle rate (minimum acceptable rate of return) for your CAPEX projects and which metric most fairly represents the true expected rate of return on your projects. Receive our standardized CAPEX model for use in performing future analyses.Areas CoveredIdentify your true..
Right or wrong, credit policy is the organization’s rule book for its credit risk management strategy, and it also reflects the organization’s credit culture. Both the market and the regulatory agencies expect the credit policy to be accurate, current, and succinct so that both line and credit have unambiguous and clear direction on how to identify, evaluate, underwrite, approve, book and monitor creditwort..
How well you communicate that information is critical to getting management’s acceptance of your findings and their agreement with your recommendations. A well-written audit report adds value to your clients by providing information that is:AccurateObjectiveClearConciseConstructiveCompleteTimelyIn addition to audit reports, these elements can apply to all kinds of writings including:Executive summariesFraud..
This webinar will cover the affirmative action compliance obligations that impact banks, including compliance obligations under Executive Order 11246 (affirmative action for women and minorities), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (affirmative action for individuals with disabilities), VEVRAA (affirmative action for protected veterans), and Executive Order 13672 (prohibiting discrimination on th..
In light of recent legislation changing the Internal Revenue Code, many accountants are realizing they are not quite "up to speed" on the accounting for income taxes, particularly the handling of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities. This webinar addresses most issues specifically covered in FASB Statement No. 109 (ASC 740.10) dealing with current and deferred income taxes. It puts the foc..
This 90-minute session will focus on how when debits are added, and the impact this may have on ACH Processing – for the RDFI and the Receiver. Authorization language – the impact it has on Same Day Debits. On the Receiver side, If I authorize a payment today, or use the ACH card today, legacy ACH would debit my account tomorrow (at the earliest), as debits are next day. Things are different now – with Same..
Financial institutions are often faced with handling consumer disputes of ACH debits; many situations aren’t covered in the ACH Rules book guidelines nor is there any clear direction from other resources. This session focuses on the most common disputes and provides staff with a basic understanding of what is required to maintain compliance plus tips on handling these issues. The course concludes with some ..
Antidumping (AD) occurs when foreign manufacturers sell goods in the United States less than fair value, causing injury to the U.S. industry. AD cases are company specific; the duty is calculated to bridge the gap back to fair market value.Countervailing duties (CVD) cases are established when a foreign government provides assistance and subsidies, such as tax breaks to manufacturers that export goods to th..
This webinar focuses on fraud in the corporate environment. It reiterates some of the authoritative CPA literature related to fraud. It is, however, equally important to non-CPAs (e.g. internal auditors, corporate departmental managers, senior management, board members). It provides a basic understanding of fraud-related definitions and requirements. In particular, it separates the fraud discussion between:..
Employee background checks are an inescapable reality for financial institutions. And while developing and administering an appropriate background check program has always presented tricky compliance issues for banks and credit unions, regulatory and legal developments in this area have made compliance both more challenging and more important.Financial institutions face greater potential challenges and pitf..