CFO Academy

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Course Overview

Forward-looking CFOs are setting a clear vision to meet business expectations in today’s increasingly volatile and complex world. This newly designed five day course is tailored specifically for the CFO keen to meet the demands of Business leaders who want their finance organisation to deliver increasingly sophisticated levels of service and continue its evolution as a true partner in the business. It comprehensively focuses on the modern day challenges, the way in which finance leadership is evolving and the future role of the CFO.

In addition to the traditional finance leadership role, the course covers emerging challenges in the areas of regulation, globalisation, risk, transformation, stakeholder management, reporting, talent and capability, ethics, bribery, corruption and fraud.

The program will highlight valuable insights into practices that are being adopted by CFOs globally, and will provide a useful forum for networking and sharing experiences. Delegates will be able to contribute to numerous group discussions, as well as drawing upon the extensive experiences of each other, the course director and the guest speakers.

By attending this course, you will learn about:

  • Developing and communicating strategy so everybody understands where Finance is heading
  • Optimising overall performance by business partnering and identifying growth opportunities
  • Long-term planning and resource allocation (e.g. capital structure mix, M&A, dividends)
  • Delivering a balanced finance operating model that is responsive, scalable and cost-effective
  • Ensuring sound governance framework around information integrity, ethics, bribery and fraud
  • Implementing new or changing regulations in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Motivating  and retaining the right people
  • Developing more influence with the executive board, business management and stakeholders
  • Filtering and analysing data to communicate salient information

Who Should Attend?

  • CFOs
  • Finance Directors and Senior Finance Executives
  • Aspiring CFOs and Finance Directors
  • Financial Controllers
  • Executive Board Directors


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Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company's exact requirements? If you'd like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company's office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course.

To find out more about running this course in-house:

Our Tailored Learning Offering

If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We'll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.


We can offer any of our public courses delivered at your office or we can devise completely tailored solutions:

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Why us

We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

  • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
  • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
  • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
  • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
  • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product