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Finance & Accounting Professionals Leadership Workshop

Cliftons Melbourne

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In the current business environment where agility is a necessity, and many traditional opportunities for competitive advantage have disappeared, organisations are expecting more from their Finance teams than ever before. In order to meet the challenges presented by this dynamic business environment, Finance professionals must rapidly evolve their skill-sets, pursue a renewed focus on performance and value creation and have a firm grasp on what it means to be a true business partner. Leadership skills are pivotal in making this transformation a reality.
Professionals from highly technical backgrounds like finance and accounting usually advance in their careers on the merits of their specialised knowledge and skills. Finance professionals who are transitioning, require strong financial acumen that integrates traditional principles of finance management with robust tools and analytical techniques. People management and leadership is often not on the radar or even a consideration early in their career. High potential finance professionals will exhibit a unique combination of hard and soft skills which extend beyond the traditional boundaries of the Finance skill-set.
Finance leaders must possess the ability to drive strategic change, communicate and influence at a top level and inspire transformation across the enterprise – from the shop floor to the boardroom. In order to progress and break through to the next level, accountants and finance professionals need shift their focus to ensure leadership and people management skills are on their development radar. Refining these skills will ultimately increase the opportunities to acquire higher level roles.
Based on extensive experience, this ground-breaking program will enhance the leadership and strategic capabilities of participants in making the transition from technical specialist to a leader in finance. This course has been designed to support participants through discovery of how to do more with less, explore the theory of working smarter and not harder, and ultimately how to become transformational leaders who can position Finance to effectively partner with the business to unlock value and enhance business performance. Participants will come to understand the attributes of transformational leaders, how to overcome common causes of leadership failure, gain mechanisms for leading under pressure and learn high-level communication skills to assist in managing change and dealing with difficult situations and people. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other emerging leaders and take away the tools required to enhance effectiveness and impact as a key decision-maker and agent of change.
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• Develop the key attributes and capabilities of a next generation Finance leader
• Establish different communication channels that will enhance the sharing of financial skills and knowledge
• Strengthen relationships and position finance as a valued partner within the business
• Benchmark your Finance function against global best practice to provide insights for improvement and aid the decision making process
• Harness the increasing demands of the business upon the finance function
• Gain a roadmap for the successful transition from technical or operational management to senior leadership
• Recognise the attributes of transformational leaders and common causes of leadership derailment
• Understand the emerging techniques of business analytics
• Consider how we react to challenging job demands and the effect on decision-making and leadership behaviour
• Take away a personal action plan for enhanced leadership performance and effectiveness
Hide Section - Who will attend
Any Finance professional wanting to create or be a part of or
create a World Class Finance team cannot afford to miss this
unique event! Participants will include:

Finance Manager / Executive
• Financial Controller / CFO / Finance Director
• Accountants / Management Accountant
• Finance Officer
• Analysts
• Budgeting Specialists
• Forecasting
• Business Planning

Michael Collins
High Potential Officer
Kevin Riley
Managing Director
Riley & Riley - Strategy Advisors
Cliftons Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9993 9999
Level 1, 440 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC
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