Accounting is often called the language of business and as such, it is very important for all staff to be familiar with this very critical functional area.
Managers, Marketing Officers and Accounts Executives involved in financing trade must have some knowledge of trade financing procedures especially:
- Common terminologies used in trade
- International Commercial Terms.
- Common trade documents
- ICC Rule – UCP 500.
- Trade cycles of Letters of Credit (LC)
- How to open an LC
- What are discrepant documents
- How to handle discrepant documents
The Letter of Credit (LC) or the Documentary Credit (DC) is a very ancient payment device. Its present form and the rules that govern it evolved from the international sale of goods. In recent decades the scope of LCs have changed from one that guarantees payment for a performance to one that guarantees payment for non performance.
This two (2) days course is designed for Bank Managers, executives of Trade Finance and Audit Departments, Credit and Marketing Managers, Lawyers, Importers, Exporters and Manufacturers, who need to understand international trade financing and the risks and fraud involved in trade.
Financial Institutions being the custodians of public funds and providers of loans are always at risk of fraudulent attempts of borrowers either to misrepresent themselves as financially strong or viable to qualify for loans and subsequently attempt to draw out all the loans proceeds by illegal means.
This couse is designed to identify fraudulent attempts by borrowers at the loan processing stage or risk evaluation process and then subsequently at loan disbursement using various techniques.
Business managers at all levels of the organisation must have an understanding of finance if they are to add value to their organizations.
A major expectation of good managers is to ensure that they add value to their organizations. Managers at all levels require financial knowledge to communicate with financial specialists and understand the financial impacts of their operational decisions. In today’s business world, non-finance managers are also called upon to make quick and accurate decisions about financial issues within their own areas.