Recent Webinars

Free Webinar – Foundations of Business Valuation, November 9, 2021

One of the critical standards of IFRS is Fair Value Measurement (IFRS 13). The definition of fair value is ‘the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date’. Understanding fair value requires (a) identifying the balance or transaction that must (may) be measured or disclosed at fair value and when such measurement is necessary, (b) consulting IFRS 13 for guidance on how to determine fair value upon initial recognition, and (c) consulting the ‘when IFRS’ to determine if the subsequent measurement of the account balance is at fair value and/or if fair value disclosure are required (Deloitte, 2021). Ethiopia has adopted the use of IFRS a few years ago and is now in the process of establishing its capital market (secondary and stock market). Both practices require a thorough understanding of fair value principles.  To successfully report the fair value of businesses, it is important to have a comprehensive framework and guidance as well as understand the ins and outs of Business Valuation.

Upcoming Webinars

The State of Project Management in 2021 – Dereje Tessema, PhD, PMP, PMI-ACP

Date: Friday August 6, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 AM EST

The world is trying to get out of the pandemic and rebuild its economy. This crisis has also impacted/transformed the way organizations manage projects and programs. Adaptability, resilience, and agility are three of the many qualities organizations have exhibited to cope with this transformation. At the same time new trends are emerging to help project and program teams carry their work effectively. Some of these trends include (a) the adoption of Agile project management principles, (b) support for virtual and geographically distributed offices, (c) adoption of cultural change favorable to collaboration, and (d) embracing the agility and change mindsets. In this webinar Dr. Tessema will provide a high-level overview of the state of project management in 2021 and trends that may affect organizations in the coming years

Past Webinars

Finance –  Going Public – How Companies Register to the Stock Market – Lessons to the Proposed Ethiopian Stock (Capital) Market 

Addis Ababa Share Dealing Group, instituted in 1965 and closed in the 1970s was the first Ethiopian capital market. After half a century in December 2020, the Ethiopian government Council of Ministers passes a bill that allows the establishment of a Capital Market (the venues where funds are exchanged between suppliers of capital and those who demand capital for use). The best-known capital markets include the stock market and the bond market. For companies to register at the capital market, they must ‘go public’, allowing a private company to become a publicly traded and owned entity. The process is called Initial Public Offering (IPO). Going public increases the prestige and helps companies raise capital to invest in future operations, expansion, or acquisitions. This process is complex and time-consuming. In this webinar, Dr. Joel DiCicco, an accounting professor at the Florida Atlantic University and co-founder of the Center for International Business Valuation (CfIBV), will explain the steps and process for companies to go public.