Wednesday, August 27

DAIBB Syllabus – Management Accounting

Syllabus of Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (DAIBB):

Paper 5: Management Accounting:
Full Marks: 100

Module A: Definition and Scope of Management Accounting:
  • The Place of Management Accounting/Short comings of The Traditional Methods of Credit Analysis
  • Its Definition and Scope, Distinction between Financial Accounting and Management Accounting – Role of Management Accountant – Analysis and Interpretation of Finance Statements.
  • Planning Process
  • Setting of Objectives 
Module B: Costing and Pricing:
  • Methods of Costing – Classification of Costs – Implication of Costing for Bankers
  • Objectives of Pricing – Common Misconceptions in Pricing – Cost, Volume, Profit Relationship – Break-Even Analysis – Limitations of Break-Even Analysis – Planning for Profit.
Module C: Budgeting and Expenditure:
  • Importance of Budgeting
  • Objectives of Budgeting – Preparation of Budgets – Importance of Budgets to Bankers, Standard Costing Control through Budgets.
  • Method of Appraisal; Shortcomings of Appraisal Methods – Capital Budgeting – Its Importance to Lending Banker. 
Module D: Planning for Liquidity:
  • Cash Flow Forecast – Objectives of Cash Flow – Preparing A Cash Flow Forecast/Using The Cash Flow/Cash Flow Forecast and Lending Banker.
  • Statement of Sources and Application of Funds 
Module E: Working Capital Management:
  • Factors Affecting Working Capital Requirements – Short Term Financial Forecasts – Assessment of Working Capital – Production and Operating Cycle – Inventory Management – Cash and Receivables Managements – Methods of Financing Working Capital – Different Forms of Bank Credit – Management Reports – Types of Information and its Relevance to Banks 
Module F: Leasing and Hire Purchase:
  • Financing Against Lease Forms of Lease Financing – Economics of Leasing-Financing against Hire Purchase Agreements – Relative Merits of Leasing Finance and Hire Purchase Finance from Customer’s and Lending Bank’s Point of View 
References/ Books:
  • Bhattacharya, S. K. and John Deanden – Accounting for Management : Texts & Cases Hingorani & Chawla. Management Accounting (Indian Institute of Bankers, Published by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai, India).
  • Egginton, D. A. – Accounting for the Banker, (Longman).
  • Fisher, J. – Financial Analysis and Management Accounting for the Banker (The Institute of  Bankers in Scotland).
  • Kuchhal, S. C. – Financial Management – An Analytical & Conceptual Approach.
  • Khan, Md. Mainuddin – Advanced Accounting (Ideal Library Dhaka).
  • Pitcher, M. A. – Management Accounting for the Lending Bankers.

DAIBB Syllabus – Information Technology in Financial Services

Syllabus of Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (DAIBB):

Paper 4: Information Technology in Financial Services:
Full Marks: 100

Module A: Introduction to IT and Computer Systems:
  • Concept and Importance of IT, Role of IT in Financial and Business World. MIS. Electronic Banking and Electronic Commerce.
  • Computer Hardware – Anatomy of Computer, Types of Computers, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Main Memory, Computer Systems, Peripheral Controllers, Peripherals (Terminal, Printer, Floppy Drive, Disk Drive, Compact Disk, Tape Drive, Cartridge, Tape Drive Graph Plotter, Mark Sense Readers, Etc.), Current Trends.
  • Computer Software – Need for Software, What is Software? Types of Software, Systems Software, Operating Systems, Language Translators (Compilers, Interpreters), Programming Language Data Base Management Systems (DBMS), 4th Generation Language Tools, Application Software, Application Areas, Packaged and Tailored Software, Software Development, Current Trends.
Module B: Security Considerations:
  • Accidental Damage, Power Failures, Malicious Damage, Operational Problems, Data, Encryption and Decryption, Standards, Audit Trails. Accountability, Liability & Control; System Vulnerability & Abuse; Creating Control Environment; Internet Security; Development A Control Structure; Ensuring System Quality.
Module C: Different Approaches to Bank Mechanization:
  • Stand Alone Computer System, Local Area Networks (LAN), Local Processing With Batch Updates, On-Line Updates With Shadow Posting, Remote Computing Facility With Batched Input – On Line Systems With Mini Computer Networking and With Mainframe Computer, Duplication of Databases at Different Levels.
Module D: Electronic Payment Systems & Funds Transfer Systems:
  • Teller Machines at Bank Counters, Cash Dispensers, Stand Alone Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), ATM with On-Line Inquiry and Update Facilities, Home Banking & ECommerce (Corporate and Personal).
  • Plain Messages (Telex or Data Communication), Structured Messages (SWIFT, Etc.), Direct Fund Settlement Systems (CHIPS, Etc.), two Level Funds Transfer Settlement (FEDWIRE, BANKWIRE Point-of Sale Systems).
Module E: Document Handling Systems, Additional Banking Applications & Other Aspects:
  • Cheque Sorting and Balancing Systems (MICR, OCR, Etc.), Document Storage and Retrieval Systems (Microfilming), Document Transmission Systems (FAX).
  • Inter-Branch Reconciliation, Foreign Exchange Dealing, Investment Management Systems, Cash Management Systems, Statistical Analysis.
  • Personal Identification Numbers and Their Use in Conjunction with Magnetic Cards of Both Credit and Debit Types, SMART Cards, Signature Storage and Display by Electronic Means, Cheque Truncation, Microfische, Note and Coin Counting Devices.
Module F: Risk Management and Legal Framework in IT:
  • National ICT Policy –2002, ICT Act-2006, Bangladesh Bank Guidelines, Cyber Law
References/ Books:
  • Bajwa K.S. – Bank Mechanisation (Skylark Publication).
  • Different journals and periodicals on computer.
  • Hunt R. and Shelley J. – Computer and Common Sense (Prentice-Hall of India Private Limited, Latest Edition).
  • Lipis, Marschall, Linkers – Electronics Banking (John Wiley and Sons).
  • Rangarajan Committee Report – Mechanisation and Automation in the Banking Industry, Reserve Bank of India (1984).
  • Rajgopalan R. – Understanding Computer (Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd.)
  • Study of Use of Modern Tools in Banking (Indian Banks Association, 1993).
  • Srivastava – Computer Application in Banks (Bankers Training College, Reserve Bank of India).

Tuesday, August 26

DAIBB Syllabus – International Trade and Foreign Exchange

Syllabus of Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (DAIBB):

Paper 3: International Trade and Foreign Exchange:
Full Marks: 100
Module A: An Overview of Foreign Trade:
  • Importance and Trends of International Trade
  • Composition and Trends of Bangladesh Foreign Trade
  • The Role of WTO for Removal of Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers
  • Inco-Terms Terms Used in the International Trade
  • Payments and Clearing Unions—EU, NAFTA, LAFTA, ACU
  • Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments
  • Salient Features of Export and Import Policies of Bangladesh
  • Incentives Including GSP for Exports from Bangladesh
Module B: General Knowledge Regarding:
  • International Organizations Like IMF, World Bank, IFC, IDA, ADB, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), etc.
Module C: Role of Banks in Foreign Trade:
  • Methods of Settlement of Payments for International Trade
  • Cross Border Fund Transfer Systems Including SWIFT and Other Forms of Electronic Fund Transfers
  • Documents Used in International Trade and Their Scrutiny by the Banks
  • Main Features of Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (UCPDC) (ICC Publication No.600)
  • Main Features Uniform Rules for Collection (ICC Publication No. URC 522)
  • Arrangement for Settlement of International Payments: Correspondence Relationship, Nostro And Vostro Accounts
Module D: Protection against Risk in Foreign Trade:
  • Precautions against Common Frauds and Forgeries
  • Protection against Political and Economic Risks and
  • Export Credit Guarantee Schemes in Force in Bangladesh
Module E: Exchange Control Regulations:
  • Salient Features of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947
  • Exchange Control Regulations Regarding Forex Operation by Authorised Foreign Exchange Dealers
  • Foreign Investment in Bangladesh Including Export Processing Zones
  • Special Provisions in the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2008 Affecting International Payments
Module F: Exchange Rates:
  • Changing Pattern of Exchange Rates since World War I
  • Factors Affecting Exchange Rates
  • Various Types of Exchange Rates
  • Management of Exchange Rates in Bangladesh
Module G: Foreign Exchange Markets:
  • In Bangladesh
  • Overseas and
  • Euro-Currency Market
Module H: Dealing In Foreign Exchange:
  • Foreign Exchange Positions
  • Trading in Foreign Exchange
  • Offshore Banking Operations
  • Lending and Borrowing in Foreign Currencies and
  • Derivatives in Foreign Currencies
Module I: Financing of Foreign Trade in Bangladesh:
  • Various Forms of Financing Exports From and Imports into Bangladesh
  • Arrangements and Forms of Export from and Imports into Bangladesh
  • Role of Bangladesh Bank Regarding Export and Import Finance
Module J: Exchange Arithmetic:
  • Selection of Buying and Selling Rates for Spot and Forward Transactions
  • Calculation for Buying and Selling Rates—Spot, Forward and SWAP—for Export and Import Bills, Investment and Other Miscellaneous Payments.
References/ Books:
  • Ali, Syed Ashraf: Foreign Exchange and Financing and Risk Management, 2nd Edition, Mowla Brothers (Dhaka, Bangladesh).
  • Andly, K. K. : Foreign Exchange.
  • Awasthi, G. D. Trade Payments (Academy of Business Studies, Delhi, India).
  • Keskamat. V. V. : Foreign Exchange An Introduction.
  • Lall, G. S. Finance of Foreign Trade and Foreign Exchange (HPJ Kappor, New Delhi.).
  • Verghese, S. K. : Foreign Exchange and Financing of Foreign Trade.
  • Watson, A. J. W. : Finance of International Trade (Institute of Bankers, London).
  • Whiting, D. P. : Finance of International Trade (McDonald & Evans).
  • Wheble B. S. : Uniform Rules for Collection (Chartered Institute of Bankers, London).