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Finance & Accounting Externship

Strategic and Commercial Finance Externship

For students and graduates considering a Finance & Accounting career or aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn what the Finance & Accounting function does day to day at foodpanda, Intel, Apple, Inmarsat and Telstra. At the end of the course, you will complete a financial model and analyse a real company or startup

Course Outline 


Week 1 - Overview of Accounting and Finance Career:

  • Career pathways in different Accounting and Finance roles/ streams 

  • Accounting and Finance in a large technology company vs a startup

  • Why is it an attractive field? The difference with banking? 

  • How large companies structure their accounting and finance teams 

  • A day in the life of a Finance professional in a technology company 


Week 2 -  Financial Planning and Analysis   

  • Create real Income statement and cash flow statement

  • Planning and Budgeting  

  • Revenue drivers and cost drivers

  • Particulars of a marketplace economy/startup 


Week 3 - Business Forecasting 

  • Forecasting products and sales 

  • Understanding business demand & supply 

  • Revenue management and key account management in sales 

  • Forecasting the cost of different functions 

  • Business intelligence and how to use data   


Week 4 - Financial Analysis

  • Analysis of Financial ratios such as Break-Even and ROI analysis,

  • Business Performance Management 

  • Dashboards and KPI management

  • Communicating and presenting financial information, data visualization

  • Operation red flags

  • How a Finance manager should act in accordance to the numbers 


Week 5 - Strategic Finance and Financial modelling 

  • How to build a financial model for startup 

  • New market launches

  • New investment proposals 

  • Best practice of Apple, Intel, Telstra, Inmarsat, foodpanda etc


Week 6 - Consolidation 

  • Preparing your resume and LinkedIn profile

  • Interview skills and hiring manager tips

  • Job interview case studies 

  • Present your Financial Model with assumptions 

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