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Auditing

This course covers audit theory and practice. It emphasizes applying audit theories and procedures in the examination of a company’s financial statements by a certified public accountant. Other assurance, attestation and internal auditing services are also covered.

 

Accounting

This course is a comprehensive study of financial accounting theory. Topics include the formation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), financial statement presentation and valuation, revenue recognition concepts, time value of money, cash and marketable securities, accounts receivable, and inventories.

 

Accounting Information Systems

This course is designed to present an understanding of accounting information systems and their role in the accounting environment. Particular attention is paid to accounting information systems with regard to organizational goals, relational databases, internal control processes, risks, and management reports.

 

Advanced Audit and Internal Controls
This course focuses on the use of case studies, and provides an in-depth analysis of selected advanced topics in auditing. Among the topics covered are: (i) code of professional ethics of the auditing professions, (ii) fundamental principles underlying an audit performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, (iii) impact of information technology in the conduct of an audit, and (iv) how audit sampling is used in an audit. Moreover, the factors that impact audit risk are analyzed, and the impact of internal controls on the conduct of an audit are evaluated.

 

Foundations of Cybersecurity

This course provides an overview and foundational understanding of concepts essential to the cybersecurity professional to evaluate best practices in implementing security systems within the enterprise. This course covers key bodies of knowledge in security, privacy, and compliance.  Topics include security planning, risk management, security technologies, basic cryptography, digital forensics, application security, intrusion detection and prevention, physical security, and privacy issues.

 

Financial Communication

This course provides participants with an understanding of how accounting and other information necessary to assess a firm’s economic status is created, packaged, and disseminated to a company’s management team and external users such as investors, customers, analysts, and the financial media. The course also covers academic writing used in the program and information literacy required for research. 

 

Leadership and Ethics

This course covers how accounting leaders assist a company in making strategic financial decisions and explores the relationship between ethics and leadership. Participants learn behaviors to accelerate high performance and create an ethical environment.

 

Finance and Business Administration

The growing demands of the high powered global business environment requires new and up to date soft business skills from current and future employees which are necessary requirements to empower any organization. Participants will be able to embark confidently on a successful business career. At the same time, businesses will benefit as their staff engage with topics that are at the forefront of modern day business techniques. In this course, participants will be introduced to different internal and external factors that affect a business; business and financial planning tools and techniques; and how to best use available resources.

 

Financial Management for Central Banks

Central banks do not seek profits. Nor do they face the same financial constraints as private institutions. In practical terms, this means that most central banks could lose enough money to drive their equity negative, and still continue to function completely successfully. For most central banks, one would have to go far to construct a scenario under which they might have to compromise their policy objectives in order to keep paying their bills. This course aims at presenting the accounting principles and mechanisms and their implementation at Central Banks.

 

Islamic Finance

This course is designed to teach delegates the principles of Islamic Banking and to highlight the differences between Islamic and conventional banking. It explores the different products and the Islamic market globally and it assesses the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. The course covers important topics of Islamic banking such as unique risks of Islamic banking instruments, Basel III regulations, liquidity management, deposit insurance, Sharia governance, disclosure and product innovation. By the end of the course, delegates will have a full understanding of the products and principles involved in Islamic Banking and how they differ from conventional banking models.