The ICCF® Certificate assesses fundamental knowledge in corporate finance

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The International Certificate in Corporate Finance® (ICCF® Certificate), with content developed by Pascal Quiry (ex-MD of Corporate Finance Europe for BNP Paribas, Professor at HEC Paris), validates essential knowledge in Corporate Finance.
Can be taken in English, in French and soon in Chinese.

 

Starting at$790

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ICCF fees cover for:

  • The 400 page textbook
  • 20 hours of e-learning modules
  • 250 mock exam questions
  • An exam voucher
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  • Certificate Objectives
    •  Promote competencies in finance through internationally recognized certificates
    •  Give HR professionals a truly operational tool for employee talent management
    •  Enable homogenous development of core competencies across an entire organization
  • Authors
    The content of the ICCF® Certificate was written by Pascal Quiry, former Managing Director of the Corporate Finance division at BNP Paribas. Pascal was responsible for the merger and acquisition teams in Europe and America. Since 1997 he has been an adjunct professor in finance at HEC Paris Business school. The co-author of the programme is Yann Le Fur, former banker (Paribas, Schoders, Citigroup and Mediobanca), M&A director at Alstom and professor at HEC Paris. Pascal and Yann co-authored the reference corporate finance textbook “Pierre Vernimmen – Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice”. (Ed. Wiley)
  • Exam description
    The examination will require a demanding preparation regardless of the candidate’s current position. It consists of 120 multiple choice questions. There are three types of questions:
    • Basic knowledge: 30% of the questions that account for 20% of the points
    • In-depth knowledge: 35% of the questions that account for 30% of the points
    • Understanding (exercises): 35% of the questions that account for 50% of the points
    There is no pass or fail mark but an overall evaluation with a maximum score of 800 points. The assessment works on the same principle as with TOEFL® or GMAT®. This allows financial institutions to adapt their requirements according to employees’ jobs and maturity.
  • Who is this Certificate for
    • New employees in corporate finance in various divisions: Financial analysis, ECM, DCM, M&A, LBO, Private Equity, Project finance, etc
    • Analysts
    • Sales
    • Coverage
    • Middle office banking
    • Legal Services
    • Accountants
    • Business Lawyers
    • Students
  •  Promote competencies in finance through internationally recognized certificates
  •  Give HR professionals a truly operational tool for employee talent management
  •  Enable homogenous development of core competencies across an entire organization

Certificate Outline

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    PART I: FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING

    • Cash flows
    • Earnings
    • Capital employed and invested capital
    • Walking through from earnings to cash flow
    • Getting to grips with consolidated accounts
    • How to cope with the most complex points in financial accounts
    • How to perform a financial analysis
    • Margin analysis: structure
    • Margin analysis: risks
    • Working capital and capital expenditures
    • Financing
    • Return On Capital Employed (ROCE) and Return On Equity (ROE)

    PART II: INVESTORS AND MARKETS

    • Capitalisation and discounting
    • Present value, net present value and internal rate of return
    • The risk of securities
    • The required rate of return

    PART III: VALUE

    • Value and corporate finance
    • Measuring value creation
    • Investment criteria
    • Cost of capital and rate of return required from an investment
    • Valuation techniques

    PART IV: CORPORATE FINANCIAL POLICIES

    • Bonds
    • Other debt products
    • Shares
    • Hybrid securities
    • Selling securities
    • Theories of capital structure
    • Designing the capital structure
    • Returning cash to shareholders
    • Distribution in practice
    • Raising equity
    • Implementing a debt policy

    PART V: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    • Choice of corporate structure
    • Initial Public Offerings
    • Corporate governance
    • Taking control of a company
    • Mergers and demergers
    • LBOs
    • Bankruptcy and restructuring
    • Managing financial risks
       
  • Test yourselfMore Information

    QCM: introduction to ICCF® Certificate

    Informations:

    • This quiz will guide you efficientely within our training offer.
    • It contains 10 questions.
    • Its duration is estimated at 4 minutes.

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