4 December 2015, MBS China Centre brought Manchester Global MBA Master Class to Soochow. It is a major economic centre and focal point of trade and commerce located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of China. A growing number of multinational companies established branches and factories here, which attract more talented professionals to boost their career in this beautiful city. That Friday afternoon, around 20 working professionals who are in the finance industry or interested in Manchester MBA programme went to Suzhou Intercontinental Hotel conference room to participate in the event.
After Ms. Sherry Fu, MBS regional director’s welcome speech and introduction of the school and programme, Mr. Jimmy Qian, the VP Finance of MFLEX was invited to deliver the lecture with the theme – Finance report of Multinational Company. Jimmy is a seasoned finance professional who has more than 20 years working experience in finance management for top companies including Infineon and Qimonda. He’s widely well known in financial circles as the senior member of CPA and CIMA certificates. He was awarded “China’s 2011 Best CFO” by 《新理财》Magazine which was published by Treasury officials and “China Annual Outstanding Finance Leader” by CIMA in 2012.
Jimmy has pulled his wealth of knowledge on the topic of financial report of a listed company together with his experience pursuing an MBA. He also shared with audience the interesting story how he negotiated his salary with the boss after he had previewed the annual report of that company. The tips he gave - before joining the company, was effectively reading a financial report and understanding what is going on with it is definitely a good preparation for job seekers.
What information does a financial report bring us - a company’s asset value, cash flow position, performance or its profitability? Afterwards, illustrating the slides of statistics, charts and forms, Jimmy provided good advice on how to acquire more numeric financial information which is often hidden in the details of financial report.
Among the attendees was Mr. Tiger Qiao, MBS Global MBA 2015 Graduate who started his MBS DBA journey just three months ago, he has worked for different top US listed companies. He shared his learning experience at MBS China Centre, the key feature of the programme and the role MBS has played in helping him achieve his goal.