Finance Leader of Tomorrow Series: 1. The Excellent Finance Leader Parts 1& 2


The role of the finance and accounting function is evolving rapidly, beyond its traditional and established duties, towards a broader focus of trusted advisor, strategic analysis, catalyst for change and business partner. This Virtual Classroom course considers what makes a great finance leader of tomorrow, becoming a change leader who can transform finance into a best-in-class operation, building a high energy team inspired by a dynamic finance vision

Venue details:  
Virtual Classroom, , Online
Start date & time:  
27 May 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
28 May 2020 12:30
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
John McKenzie


Product type:  
CPD online course
Leadership and personal effectiveness

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for finance directors, CFO's, senior accountants, controllers, finance supervisors, team leaders and those aspiring to more senior finance roles. It is unlikely to be relevant for newly qualified accountants unless they are being fast tracked in their development

Course Overview

This course will follow the Virtual Classroom format and will encompass a full day's worth of learning. A number of online interactive live sessions will take place which will focus on collaborative learning and developing context around the subject matter, building on the self-managed learning. The online interactive live sessions will utilise the functionality of our online learning platform and will be an engaging collaborative manner of learning

  • Key obligations of the finance leader
  • Where can finance add more value to the business?
  • What would management like from us?
  • Developing a vision for finance setting direction and aspirations
  • Taking on a more value-based focus in measurement, reporting and decision making
  • Building an effective, balanced finance team - team types, roles and behaviours
  • Improving finance effectiveness by becoming more service orientated
  • Developing a finance scorecard and KPI's to set goals and action plans for finance evolution

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the pressures and imperatives for finance change and respond to them
  • Recognise the future opportunities for Finance development
  • Understand how the finance leader's role is evolving and the challenges to be met
  • See the opportunities for finance team building and development
  • Be better equipped to develop a vision for finance and drive a dynamic function

Speaker Bio's

John McKenzie spent 30 years in finance and acquisition, manufacturing, sales, marketing and business development roles in the automotive and IT sectors. He is now pursuing freelance lecturing, consulting and writing. In 2008, John published his first book, ABC/M to the Max. He has spoken at over 400 public conferences and seminars worldwide and has worked with SMEs and blue-chip clients. John specialises in planning, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning and management, business partnering