Learn how to interpret a business’ financial health and potential with confidence and insight.

A stand-alone course which is also recognised as a qualifying module for the CPPF (Certificate Programme in Practical Finance)

Course Details

2018 Course dates: 22 – 23 October

2019 Course dates: 04 – 05 March 2019 | 05 – 06 August 2019 |  

Course Venue: 27 Cumberland Ave, Vandia Grove, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Course Fees: R7 700 plus VAT (R8 855) per delegate. Fees include material, lunches, teas and secure parking. (NB: This course can also be run on an in-house basis, in which case the fees and dates are negotiable).

In-house customised programmes and 1-on-1 sessions are also possible. Contact Us

Course Description

This two-day course is for anyone wishing to gain insight into the underlying story told by financial reports.

  • non-technical analysis of the key financial and accounting principles
  • the main drivers of profit, cash flow and value
  • the structure of corporate groups and reporting principles
  • ratios and other measures of performance
  • report-writing techniques
  • a business simulation exercise.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate from Johannesburg School of Finance which will also confirm the completion of one module of the School’s Certificate Programme in Practical Finance (CPPF).

The CPPF is a unique qualification comprising a series of four-day modules in practical financial management designed to develop excellent skills for effective business decisions.

Click here for an overview of the full CPPF programme

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The Course Presenter:

Peter van Ryneveld

Peter van Ryneveld's career has been in merchant banking, stockbroking and management training. He joined UAL Merchant Bank in 1985 as an investment analyst and by the time he left in 1988 he was Head of Research, responsible for monitoring the performance of shares in all sectors of the economy, producing the quarterly economic overview for the investment division of the bank and managing a department of ten people.
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Johannesburg School of Finance (Pty) Ltd is accredited through FASSET, the South African SETA for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and Other Financial Services (accreditation number 585/00187/05) and has a Level 4 (100%) BEE rating.