NOTE: This newly revised course has shifted online into 3 full day + 1 half day, live, instructor-led sessions. We have adapted the interactive sessions to include regularly scheduled breaks and digital breakout rooms for virtual networking and group discussions.
Having two screens or two computers is highly recommended for this course. Please ensure you have a webcam + functioning mic for the best experience.
- Day 1 - Monday, July 25 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- Day 2 - Tuesday, July 26 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- Day 3 - Wednesday, July 27 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- Day 4 - Thursday, July 28- 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This course is designed to provide controllers and senior financial managers with a refresher on the practical skills they need to stay up to date, heighten their performance and improve their organizations. Participants will review leading-edge developments in finance, risk management and control and explore how to become more efficient, stronger financial leaders. During this fast-paced course, participants will work through case studies and engage in group work to gain fresh insights into many aspects of a modern finance department.
In addition to supplementary readings and resources, participants will receive a copy of Canadian Controllership Guide, Volume I: Planning and Reporting, written by the course architect and instructor, Jeffrey Sherman.
What You Will Learn:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Outline practical steps they can take to improve their organizations
- Describe key challenges associated with effective risk management and how to overcome those challenges
- Explain how to resolve common errors in cash management
- Implement frameworks for assessing the magnitude of risks
What Topics are Covered:
Planning, risk management and control
- Management role of the controller
- Risk management and internal control
- Frameworks for control and quality
- Culture and ethics
- Budgeting and planning
- Controlling overhead expenses
- Information technology controls
- Disruption, black swans and change
- Behavioural finance
- Changing business environments
Reporting and communication
- Motivating business unit managers
- Management reporting and feedback
- Communicating Financial Results
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
- Experienced and new controllers, financial managers, finance directors and similar leaders.