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CFO Excellence

For companies of every size, especially those just starting, it’s important for company heads to lend their ear to solid financial advice. A CFO or comptroller needs to know multiple forms of financial strategies, and how to stay on top of financial changes to make sure their company remains secure. Experience and long term strategic thinking can develop and lead to long term financial solutions, circumventing problems that may risk derailing most other companies.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

We have created a program that will introduce you to the skills, tools and the methodologies essential to the successful planning and controlling of projects. Of particular focus will be the development of your own people management and interpersonal skills required to deliver performance on projects at all levels. The course is driven by practical experience and your needs, giving you the opportunity to immediately apply your new understandings and skills to your own projects.

Who should attend?

CFOs COOs Comptrollers Presidents/Vice Presidents CEOs Directors

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

CFO Leadership and Stewardship

Leader vs. Manager – What does it meant to be a leader?

Advisor vs. Compliance – Being a key advisor, with higher authority than a COO.

Strategy vs. Tactics

Adopt an Attitude of Abandonment

Best Practises – Abandoning the status quo, bad habits, etc.

Continuous Accounting – Doing away with long financial estimate development.

Daily Bank Reconciliation

Daily Cycle Counts

Fast Close – Having cut off dates for estimates.

Change Management – The emotional aspect of making changes from a PR perspective.

Survival – A Simulation Game

Delegates will break off into groups and take part in a survival simulation exercise.

Delegates will debate and discuss and come to an agreement; their final decision will determine their point total.

The purpose of the game is to measure a group’s problem solving skills, and ability to discuss an issue, and reach an agreed upon data-based conclusion.

Business Intelligence

What is business intelligence?

Why is it important?

How can I adopt it in my company?

Financial Planning and Analytics

How traditional budgeting is time-consuming, inaccurate, and out of date when it’s finally issued.

Abandoning the annual budget and moving to rolling quarterly forecasts.

Define CFSs and KPIx

Utilize dedicated software in lieu of Excel. How Excel is very error prone, and how a company can save time/energy with dedicated software.

Risk Management

What is it and why is it important?

How is a risk management program established and maintained?

Going beyond insurance for supply chains.

How do you handle times of financial uncertainty?

Benefits to you

The purpose of this course is to help CFOs learn new strategies and tactics to make them more effective at handling a company’s finances.

Compare and contrast differentiating forms of CFO leadership and management, with a focus on moving away from traditional CFO practises and embracing a faster, more fluid methodology.

Discuss the new CFO methods of business intelligence, analytics, financial planning, and risk management. Engage with other delegates in an exercise designed to highlight strategic planning and problem solving.

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

April 11-12

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac