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Your First 100 Days as a CFO: Preparation MasterClass

In this online course, you are going to look at getting started in a new CFO role. Whether this is your first appointment as CFO or perhaps you are transitioning to a new CFO role at another organization, we will look at different approaches for your first 100 days. We begin with a profile of the modern CFO, that is, what you need to bring to the organization.

  • 2000
  • 35000
  • Course Includes
  • 3 Hours Video Class
  • Downloadable Ebooks
  • Free Certificate of Completion


What you will learn

  • Competencies of the Modern CFO
  • Maturity Model for Finance
  • Building Your Finance Team
  • Organization Design and the Finance Structure
  • Management Principles

Requirements

  • Already familiar with the workings of accounting and finance, and preparing to take up the duties of a CFO, or already on the job as a CFO.

Description

In this online course, you are going to look at getting started in a new CFO role. Whether this is your first appointment as CFO or perhaps you are transitioning to a new CFO role at another organization, we will look at different approaches for your first 100 days. We begin with a profile of the modern CFO, that is, what you need to bring to the organization.

From there, we will look at team building principles and using proven tools to help you assess the existing finance function against best practices. We will use a strategic approach to developing an overarching mission and value statement for finance to bring context to specific action plans. We will look at structuring the finance function within the organization context to optimize and balance responsiveness to stakeholders with the need for control. Finally, we will look at change management principles to help you initiate your first major project.

Course Content

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Introduction
preview 6min
The Competencies of the Modern CFO
14min
A Maturity Model for Finance
12min
Building Your Finance Team
14min
Developing a Strategic Action Plan
10min
Organization Design and the Finance Structure
7min
Change Management Principles
13min
CFO Credibility: Introduction
preview 3min
CFO Credibility Growth
12min
Assessing the Credibility of the Finance Function
9min
Building People Credibility
15min
Achieving Technology and Process Credibility
12min
Strategic Management (Intro)
preview 8min
Approaches to Strategy Development
7min
Set the Course: Mission, Vision, and Values
8min
Assess Current State: Super-size Your SWOT Analysis
10min
From SWOT to Strategy Formulation
13min
Executing Strategy and Performance Measurement
7min
Conclusion
3min
Ebook 1
4mb
Ebook 2
4mb
Ebook 3
3mb
Ebook 4
2mb
How to Download your Certificate of Completion
preview 3min

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About the Instructor

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About the Instructor

Blair is a many-time corporate director, CFO, educator, innovator, thought leader, presenter, and curiosity generalist. As an academic-practitioner, he’s a perpetual learner who observes and experiments with various financial and management theories in real world context. He shares stories of his successes, failures, and lessons learned to all those who share a passion for further developing their own financial leadership qualities. His focus is on defining and developing a career path for financial professionals aspiring to the Office of the CFO and the Board of Directors. Blair has worked extensively with CPA Canada in recent years to design, develop, and launch the professional certification program.

Jen is a dynamic, versatile financial professional with over 20 years of leadership experience. Jen brings to the classroom a broad skill set and experience in all key facets of an organization including operations management, strategic planning, business development, finance, accounting, investor relations, human resources, and project management. Jen has a passion for making finance more attainable, whether its working to articulate strategy in a financial context or bringing clarity to financial communication. Jen’s career epitomizes the diverse experiences and roles that CPAs play in industry – from financial to operational leadership.