- 23 Jun 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 nonfinance 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
Gary York has had over 12 years of corporate training experience, based on a diverse professional career experience.
While graduating with a Master’s in Civil Engineering, Gary performed R&D in the South African mining industry. He project-managed a multi-million dollar suite of projects in a multi-disciplinary approach, with full budget and people responsibility. Besides the R&D, Gary ran a strong consulting arm in the R&D organisation, set up commercial arrangements to sell mine safety equipment in the Indian coal mining market, and managed the commercialisation of technical software.
After an MBA in Corporate Accounting and M&A, Gary project managed a global strategy project for SABMiller, a FTSE 100 company, with the final recommendations approved by the Executive Board. In this time, Gary was involved in two M&A deals in Asia and reviewed the suitability of the KPIs of the subsidiary Coca-Cola bottler in South Africa, ABI, reporting his findings to the CEO.
Gary was then appointed a GM-Sales and Distribution for ABI, with budgeting and P&L responsibility for a revenue of US$90m. Gary further developed his skills in sales, sales management, financial management, budgeting and cost control, ultimately improving profit by 60% in the final year. A Balanced Scorecard approach to management was applied in this operation.
Before coming to Dubai, Gary founded his own corporate training business in Munich, Germany, where he was responsible for client acquisition and large and complex turnkey training projects.
Since arriving in Dubai in 2015, Gary has delivered numerous courses on Financial Statements, Financial Analysis, Financial Modelling, Budgeting, Strategy, and Strategic Thinking & Planning, as well auditing and consulting on Financial Models.
Gary feels he succeeds as a trainer when the material comes alive for the delegates, and they feel motivated and excited about making changes in their working lives based on what they’ve discovered in the training with Gary.
Upon completion of this training course, participants will earn a digital badge.
Earners of the Transforming Finance Professionals into Business Partners badge are able to utilise finance’s integral role in strategic discussions and implementation at corporate and operational levels. They are able to add value to the integrated organisational performance management system by partnering in fundamental business transformation initiatives and with operations management.
Financial modelling, advanced risk analysis techniques, scenario analysis, communication, team building with executives, operations management
- Attend and participate in the 3 full days of training course duration, led by the designated training expert, with less than 2 hours of noted absence.
- Successful completion of the course assessment
Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Road, al Barsha 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 377 2000
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, which will be charged where applicable