Accounting & Controls for Derivatives Users


To provide users and accountants of Derivatives with hands on experience of the Reporting and Accounting for Derivatives. The material covers best practice in the identification, management and control of derivative's exposure.

What you will learn

-  The Margining Process
-  How to account for Futures & Options in both the Treasury and
Fund    Management areas
-  How to Measure Market risk
-  An explanation of and how to apply Value at Risk
-  A workshop on the Accounting Aspects of Trades & Hedges.


  • Accountants
  • Financial Controllers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Executives and staff involved in accounting for or control of derivatives whether in Banking,Corporate Treasury or Fund Management
  • Delegates are assumed to have a reasonable knowledge of both Derivatives & Accounting.



-Calculation and Payment Procedures
-Initial and SPAN Margin
-Types of collateral

Accounting Issues

-Accounting guidance
-Types of users
Hedge & Mark to Market accounting
Profit recognition
Accounts required
Fund Management accounting
Accounting for Options premium

Accounting Workshop

A practical session giving delegates hands-on experience of accounting for derivatives instruments.

Internal Controls for Traders & End Users

-Framework for internal controls over a Derivatives operation
-The practical application of G30
-Reconciliation controls and recommendations
-Common systems - related issues and controls
-Valuation issues and controls
-Documentation controls
-Understanding the sources of revenue

(Session Option)
Portfolio Valuation & Performance

-The LIFFE/PRAG recommendations
-Investment Strategies using Futures & Options
-Futures & Options as a separate class
-Portfolio Valuations
-Performance Management examples
-Sensitivity Analysis

(Alternate Session Option)
Identifying & Managind Derivatives Risk

-Definitions and assumptions of Value at Risk (VAR)
-Practical applications for VAR for institutions
-Share testing of VAR models
-Potential problems


Todays Date:

Duration 1 day
Available as an in-house course

Investment Education PLC
45 Old Hall Road, Manchester M7 4JF, United Kingdom
Tel:+44 (0)161 832 3800
Registered in England Number 2129160
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