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Qatarization focus to drive education in finance industry

June 18, 2014

Genesis Institute is providing an education program in Qatar to support the emerging country's finance industry. This program is modelled to support their Qatari government's policy of Qatarization.

Compared to other GCC countries, Qatar is expected to see a higher population growth rate. The upcoming football world cup 2022, stable oil prices and an overall revival of the global economy will be the theme driving the Qatari economy over the next five years. The country is also seeing increased construction activity taking place on projects such as new football stadia, hotels and infrastructure, to name a few.

"Financing will be important and in the near future financial modelling skills will play a key role from feasibility, project financing and valuation perspectives. Both joiners in finance as well as existing staff may need to upgrade their skills rapidly"," said Binod Shankar CFA, Managing Director and Trainer, Genesis Institute.

The three day course, aims to equip the delegates with the tools and techniques necessary to develop a robust financial model through a case study approach. This will involve forecasting financial statements and deriving business value using advanced Excel tools.

The course aims to educate participants in: learning how to build financial models through stepwise projection of income statement, balance sheet and cash flows; learning how to apply advanced Excel tools - Data Tables, Goal Seek, Nested Ifs, Correlation & Regression, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, Time Value of Money, NPV and IRR; learning how to develop key schedules including debt/interest, depreciation, working capital and equity; mastering DCF Valuation and Trading Comps Valuation (P/E, P/B, EV/EBITDA, etc.) and learning sensitivity analysis and the margin of safety principle.

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Source: CPI Financial

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