- 03 Nov 2020 Dubai
Ever-increasing competition, technology and changes in the business landscape are driving finance leaders today to provide greater value as genuine business partners, at both the senior/ executive management level and the operations management level. Finance leaders today are required to have a deeper understanding of and involvement in strategy, increased leadership skills, and better ability to effectively advise non-finance colleagues through business insight and effective communication skills. You will learn how the role of modern finance in strategy, risk management, and data management is changing, and gain insight into a range of frameworks for the role of finance as business partner.
Going further on Day Two, you will learn about Finance’s unique opportunity to add value to the integrated business performance management process, due to its unique access to and analytical skills with company data, to develop business insights for the benefit of executive and operations management. We move onto Finance’s special role in business transformations and their role in unlocking internal value. We close Day Two with ideas and frameworks for how Finance can add value specifically as a partner to operations management.
The first part of Day Three is focussed on developing advanced technical financial modelling skills to effectively partner with business: scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis, what-if analysis and risk assessment skills. These skills can be used for relatively short-term “quick advice” an operations manager needs, or bigger, more long-term strategic decisions. In the second part of Day Three, we visit the non-finance skills increasingly required by the modern finance professional: communication, persuasion, collaboration and teambuilding.
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for those in the finance teams of organisations which are facing pressures due to changing technology, competition, or business conditions, and wish to lever themselves up the value chain to provide greater value to the business. This includes:
- Management Accountants
- Corporate Accountants
- Group Financial Accountants
- Management Reporters
- Budgeting and Forecasting Managers
- Corporate Finance Teams
- Finance Managers, Analysts and Administrators
- Financial Business Analysts and Advisers
- Financial Controllers
- Finance Directors
Any visionary finance professional, who wants to equip themselves for the role of finance in the future, should attend this course.
Benefits of Attending
- Models and frameworks for Finance to move up the value chain as a business partner
- Finance’s integral role in strategic discussions and implementation at corporate and operational levels
- Adding value to the integrated organisational performance management system
- Partnering in fundamental business transformation initiatives and with operations management
- Financial modelling skills, advanced techniques related to risk analysis, scenario analysis and sensitivity analysis
- Non-finance skills: communication, relationship and team building with executive management, operations management, and your own team
Alan Fell is a UK-based management consultant and trainer, specialising in strategy management/Balanced Scorecards and in financial management.
In the first half of his long career, Alan worked in a large London-based bank where he held a range of senior management positions in the areas of business planning and financial management. In his last banking role Alan led a pioneering Balanced Scorecard programme from which he comments …
"I became convinced that a Balanced Scorecard, provided that it is sensibly designed and rigorously used, can transform the performance of an organisation. Since that early experience in 1994-6 I have been a passionate advocate of the BSC concept."
For the last 20+ years, Alan has operated as an independent management consultant and trainer, with a strong international focus. He has run over 400 training and consulting assignments across the world, from Australia/New Zealand to South Africa, South-East and South Asia and the UK/Europe – and occasionally in North America. But his predominant activities have been in the Middle East, working in exclusive partnership with Informa.
Since 2010, Alan has been a Senior Associate of the Balanced Scorecard Institute and, in conjunction with Informa, has led very many certified Balanced Scorecard and KPI training courses and follow-on implementation consultancy assignments.
Alan also focuses on strategy execution, including regular certified training programmes with Informa. He comments …
“Planning is (relatively) easy: the challenge for all organisations is to deliver the plan, to execute successfully the chosen strategy. Simply having a plan is not enough – you need effective management processes and, above all, an aligned business culture.”
Alan also runs regular financial management courses with a special focus on cost management, budgeting and rolling forecasts.
Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 341 0000
Fax: +971 4 341 2327
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete an assessment, will receive an Informa Certificate of Completion.
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, which will be charged where applicable