Mining Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

DatesFebruary 5 2013
CityPerth, WA, Australia
Contact NameShannon Aitken
Local Phone+61 8 9211 8674
Fax+61 8 9322 2576
Main BodyThis 1-day course is for people with no financial background who need to understand the principles of how finance is used and developed
in a mining industry context. We discuss the fundamentals of finance and how it relates specifically to mining and exploration.
You will gain; an understanding of financial accounting foundations, a working understanding of financial modelling principals, and why and
how finance models represent mining operations. This one-day introductory course has been especially designed for anyone involved in
mining projects who would like to understand: the basic concepts of financial modelling; what to look for in a financial model; basic
investment decisions based on a financial model; and some tricks of the trade.
The course will cover the following;
• Basic accounting concepts and principles; definitions of some financial accounting terms, explanation of the terms and concepts.
• Financial accounting system; Balance sheet, Income statements and cash flow statements
• Time Value of Money; Payback, ROI, NPV, IRR and Risk and Return
• The Mining context
• Project stages; Scoping study, Pre-feasibility study, Feasibility study, Definitive / Bankable Feasibility study
• Project Valuations / Modelling; Cash flow modelling of mining projects, Opportunity costs, Project sensitivities, Monte Carlo, Real
• Project Funding; Return on Investment, Risks, Debt / Equity, Hybrids
• Summary of funding principles
FeesSpecial Discount Offers:
A 10% discount is offered to members of the professional associations listed on the registration form.
PLUS A 5% discount is offered if 2 or more delegates, from the same company, register on a course, or if 1 delegate books on more
than one course.
PLUS A 5% discount is offered if paying by credit card
The course fee includes a comprehensive course reference manual, refreshments and lunch.
For more information on Snowden’s Training and Mentoring programmes, please contact:
Diana Titren, Training Division Manager Tel: +61 8 9211 8670 Email
Please complete the following form and either fax it or email it to Shannon Aitken, Training Coordinator
Fax +61 8 9322 2576 Email
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OrganizerSnowden Mining Industry Consultants
Address87 Colin Street, West Perth, Perth, Australia 6005
Phone+61 8 9211 8670
Fax+61 8 9322 2576