Strategic Finance for Executive Leaders

Duration: 3 Days

Overview

Outline

All too often, the performance of senior executive leaders is measured by how effectively they manage financial and operational resources. However, to succeed as a non-financial leader, knowledge of key financial principles and processes is critical. Finance is the very back-bone of value creation. Success or failure of an organization hinges on the understanding and management of finance.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive insight into the analytical, investigative and decision-making skills relevant to Senior Non-Finance Executive Leaders.

Participants will learn how financial techniques can help improve management performance, make strong strategic decisions, increase potential profits, assess the financial performance of business activities, and enhance shareholder value.

Finance strategy

  • Developing corporate-wide finance strategy

  • Analysing factors that can influence strategy

  • Transforming corporate strategy into achievable business & operational strategy

  • Measuring and monitoring strategic performance

  • Setting and monitoring business and operational targets

  • Revising strategy based on business outcomes and market situations

  • Realigning operations with finance strategy and vice versa

  • Raising long term finance

Performance Management

  • Evaluating corporate performance using ratios

  • Identifying unprofitable/inefficient operations

  • Cost cutting and downsizing or right-sizing

  • Performance scorecards

  • Explore key success factors and potential risks that may affect business performance

  • Importance of working capital and cash flow management

  • The effect of non-financial factors on financial performance

Fostering Financial Leadership

  • Identifying and optimising individual leadership style

  • Developing the right mindset and skillsets

  • Leading by facilitating and guiding

  • Importance of expertise and integrity

Investment Portfolio Management

  • Understanding portfolio theory

  • Balancing and diversifying investment

  • Measuring and monitoring risk

  • Investments, Divestments, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions

Competitor Analysis

  • Identifying potential competitors

  • Examining competitor performance using ratio analysis

  • Appreciating and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the competitor companies based on published information

  • Learning from competitor performance