Financial Tools to Evaluate Project Viability

Programme Objectives At the end of the programme participants should:

  1. Know the various types of projects and be able to identify the risks associated with them
  2. Be able to identify the cash flows of a project and evaluate its financial viability
  3. Be able to compare the value of money at different times and appreciate the purpose of doing this

Programme Outline Assessment of project viability – why – the need for Measuring Returns Accounting profits vs cash flows Projected cash flows Principles of forecasting Incremental vs total cash flows Sunk cost Tax implications Financing cost Understanding time value of money Evaluating financial viability using: Evaluating NPV method in relation to other evaluation techniques Break-even analysis Sensitivity analysis Identifying appropriate hurdle rate Identifying the external and internal factors affecting viability of projects CPD hours: 5 Fee: AU$600 Presenter: Mr. Markus Lion, FCCA, CPA, CRA Mr. Lion has extensive experience working within the financial markets sector in Asia. He has deep technical knowledge covering listed companies, multinationals, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions due diligence gained over 18 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was also the CFO of one of the largest financial institutions in Singapore. He is both a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Fellow Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) and has provided advisory services to many public listed companies, multinationals and government-linked companies on the development of financial reporting standards, corporate governance and risk management, and changes in regulatory environment.