The Role of the Finance Director Recorded


The finance director plays a central role in any organisation. That is especially true in times of economic retrenchment. Yet while financial education focuses considerable attention on many individual finance tasks, relatively little attention is focussed on an integrated view of the role of the finance director. This course aims to provide such a view, with an emphasis on those aspects of the role that tend to be underplayed in informal education.

Venue details:  
On Demand webinar, ,
Start date & time:  
01 January 2021 00:00
End date & time:  
31 January 2022 00:00
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Training ticket cost:  
5.00 Training Tickets accepted
CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Cormac Lucey


Product type:  
CPD online course
Chartered courses, Strategic finance and management reporting

This course was recorded in autumn 2019

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for finance directors and those who are about to become finance directors.

Course Content

Strategic Decisions

  • Key question: does your business create value?
  • Strategic bench-marking
  • Practical implications

Valuation, Investment Decisions and Boosting Shareholder Value

  • The central role of capital investment decisions in board performance
  • Cost of capital - what it means and how to apply it
  • Timing investment decisions to account for turbulent financial markets

Securing Finance from Banks

  • The differing perspectives of bank and borrower
  • How the rating agencies assess financial risk
  • Loan documentation

Directors’ Legal Responsibilities

  • Company & insolvency law
  • Legal implications of financial distress
  • Health and safety requirements

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be equipped to migrate from being a compliance–oriented boss of the accounts department to making a full contribution to the strategic and financial development of their company.