Is your finance department seen as a cost-center? Are you under-utilized and under-appreciated? You can change that paradigm. You can transform into a value-added, highly sought-after partner in your organization. The traditional cost center is focused on the past, preparing historical financial statement and budget to-actual analysis. The value-adding finance department is focused on the future, helping to guide strategy, protect against risk, implementing change effectively, and becoming a trusted organizational adviser.
• Identify the critical skills that today’s finance professionals need to add value to their team, other departments, and the company. • Apply the Backcasting method of strategic planning to help plan your organization’s desired future. • Determine how to apply the Balanced Scorecard to your organization’s strategy to track progress towards and achieve success faster. • Formulate a risk assessment to protect your organization’s success and minimize the chances of failure. • Recall different social styles for engagement, impact, and influence. • Determine how to plan for, implement and manage change. • Choose techniques to motivate and elevate your team. • Use an insightful financial analysis to maintain what is working and make organizational improvements.
• Skills for the 21st century finance department • Strategic planning using the Backcasting method • The Balanced Scorecard Method for aligning goals and objectives to strategy • Risk identification, assessment, and mitigation • How to use social styles to build stronger relationships • Methods for effectively implementing change and minimizing the human pushback • Preparing a financial analysis that is insightful to the users, driving improvements to the organization • Hiring, managing, and retaining high-achieving employees
Finance professionals who want to develop the skills to transform the perception and elevate the impact of the finance department on the organization
Experience in financial management