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Foundation in Finance & Administration
Brussels, Belgium
23 - 25 October 2019

Foundation in Finance & Administration

What is it?

The course aims to introduce junior back office personnel to the key aspects of managing a private equity back office. Invest Europe Professional Standards form a basic part of this course as they are a vital component of aligning business practices and investor relations.  

The Foundation in Finance and Administration programme will cover the following topics:

  • Accounting for private equity and venture capital
  • Fund structures, terms & operations
  • International Private Equity and Venture Capital (IPEV) Valuation Guidelines
  • Investor Reporting Guidelines
  • Invest Europe's Handbook of Professional Standards
  • Benchmarking private equity performance  
  • AIFM Directive Update

Why should you attend?

Participants will get an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a private equity fund's back office personnel, best practices in operating a back office, efficient reporting and the use of Invest Europe Professional Standards.  

Who should attend?

This course is open to junior accountants, controllers and fund administrators wishing to improve their knowledge and capabilities within private equity and venture capital.


Sofitel Brussels Le Louise
Avenue de la Toison d'Or 40
1050 Brussels, Belgium




09.00 – 10.00 Introduction
10.30 – 10.50 Coffee break
10.50 – 12.50 Regulatory framework – AIFM Directive and other relevant regulations
12.50 – 13.45 Lunch
13.45– 14.45 Fund structures, terms and operation
14.45– 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 – 16.30 Fund structures, terms and operation
16.30– 16.45 Coffee break
16.45– 17.30 Exiting a fund – warranties, liquidation, responsibilities
18:00 - 19:00 Welcome reception at the Invest Europe offices (Bastion Tower, Place du Champ de Mars 5, 1050 Brussels)
19.00 - 22.00 Networking Dinner


09.00 – 11.00 PE Framework
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 Accounting for private equity
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Accounting for private equity
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 – 16.15 VC valuation case studies
16.15 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 17.30 BO valuation case studies


09.00 – 10.30 Fund Performance: the Investor's Point of View
10.30 - 10.50 Coffee Break
10.50 - 12.45 Reporting from an Investor's Point of View and Investor Reporting Guidelines
12.45 – 13.00 Closing Remarks and Q&A
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch



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The training will take place at the Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (Avenue de la Toison d'Or 40, 1050 Brussels).

To book accommodation at the training venue, just follow the link to the accommodation form.

The group price is €210 (single occupancy) including breakfast and excluding city tax.


Fees, method of payment and cancellation

Course Fee (excluding accommodation):

Invest Europe Members: €2,085
Non-members: €2,990
*21% VAT will be added for courses organised in Belgium

The above prices also include all material relating to the course as well as coffee breaks, lunches and dinners for the duration of the course. Hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee.


Participants are requested to pay by cheque, bankerˆs draft, bank transfer or credit card in EURO as shown on the Application Form. Applications sent after 23/09/2019 should be paid by credit card.

Bank transfers: should be made net of bank charges and commission to the following bank: ING Avenue Marnix 24, B-1000 Brussels

International bank transfer account number: IBAN BE33 3300 5785 0046 SWIFT/BIC: BBRUBE BB

Domestic bank transfer account number: 330-0578500-46

A copy of the bank transfer should be sent together with the application form. To avoid any confusion, participants are requested to indicate clearly their names and addresses on transfer orders and cheques. Confirmation of registration for fees and practical information will be sent after receipt of the application form and payment. For late registrations (see above), we require payment via a credit card.


Cancellations can only be accepted if received (in writing) by 23/09/2019. Fees (less 20% administrative charges) will then be refunded. After this date, delegates will be liable for the full fee.

In case of cancellation, a substitution between members of the same company is still possible at any time.



The working language of the course will be English.



To register for Invest Europe Foundation in Finance & Administration the candidate should submit the registration form and proof of payment. Invest Europe maintains the right to refuse the registration if it is not accompanied by all the supporting documents.

Due to the high demand for Invest Europe Training courses, priority is given to Invest Europe members. Registrations will be handled on a first-come first-served basis.

Any registration received after 23 September 2019 should mention a credit card number for the payment of course fees.


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