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Competency skills - Business valuations

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Duration: 1 Day
CPD Hours: Attendance at this seminar will secure 6.5 hour/s verifiable CPD points including other professional bodies (SAICA, SAIBA, ACCA, IACSA, IRBA & etc)
Course Facilitator: Nerissa Singh
T:  011-886-1395
E:  nerissa@probetatraining.co.za

SAICA allows training offices to provide trainees exposure to certain residual competencies through simulations. Simulation of experience is an acceptable method of providing trainees with the opportunity to become competent in instances where practical exposure is not readily available in the training office. According to the SAICA Training Regulations, trainees must gain a BASIC understanding of the concepts and techniques, and must be able to apply these concepts and techniques in simple, uncomplicated situations or environments. The course teaches the fundamentals of valuing businesses through a case study approach. It covers the different methodologies as delegates develop a valuation for an actual acquisition, using each component of the valuation: earnings, assets, free cash flows and required returns. The following competencies will be assessed: FM(R) 5: Values a business or business units or components of a business

While the valuation of a businesses is often complex and challenging, trainee accountants should have basic exposure to practical application of the concepts. This is an essential skill for business leaders, to quantify shareholder value. According to the SAICA Training Regulations, trainees must gain a BASIC understanding of the concepts and techniques, and must be able to apply these concepts and techniques in simple, uncomplicated situations or environments A simulation is an activity or activities that serve as a replacement for practical (on‐the‐job) experience.

This course consists of three parts: On scheduled course date: 1: Presentation of theory relating to the competency at hand – including demonstration of related techniques and principles via examples and case studies 2: Online assessment completed via our new online platform – www.myskillsportal.co.za. 3: Post-course integrated assignment (prepared on Excel and submitted electronically within 6 weeks after attending the training) The presentation is available in two formats: Option 1: A “live on-line presentation” – using our virtual training platform. No recording available after the session is completed. Option 2: Online e-learning modules (Pre-recorded online modules with the ability re-watch sessions) After submission of the PoE file an accredited SAICA Assessor will evaluate the contents of the submission against the SAICA CA Training programs competency skills requirements (level 4 sign-off at a basic level). Feedback will be given on an individual basis, also involving response by the training officer and trainee and recommendations where necessary.

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The hosting organisation is responsible for the following: Own computers (PC or laptop) with Excel loaded onto the machine Internet Connection (Wi-Fi or 3G) with sufficient data for the day Minimum connection speed required (use online page to test eg: https://www.speedtest.net/) • Upload speed: at least 3 Mbps • Download speed: at least 5 Mbps Please note: We will be watching short YOUTUBE videos during the session to enhance the learning experience - therefore it is advised that you obtain permission from your IT department to gain access for the day. USB headset (microphone, speakers) for each delegate is optional - however if an open office is used this is requirement Webcam (external or built-in) for each delegate is not required as we do not use video functionality For the engagement activities and online tools, other devices such as the iPad and iPhone are not recommended. Please ensure that the pre-course work has been completed prior to attending the course. Please ensure that you are logged in 30 minutes prior to the start of the session in order to download relevant material and sort out any technical challenges that you might have with the aid of your IT department.

This competency is assessed on a basic level (not advanced). However, it is recommended that delegates attending this competency course should have at least completed 2 years of university studies before attempting this course. It is recommended that the competency training be attempted towards the end of the training contract and not at the start of the contract. A basic understanding of management accounting training is assumed in this course. A basic understanding of business management is assumed in this course.