Chief Financial Officer Leadership Program
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Chief Financial Officer Leadership Program

An ever expanding program of courses helping financial professionals aspire to the top levels of financial leadership
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Includes:
  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • In this course, you will learn how to analyze financial statements like a professional analyst to gain deeper insight into the finacial results, profitability, financial strength, and cash return generation potential.
  • In this course, you will be able to facilitatte development of an Enterprise Risk Management system using the principles of the COSO ERM framework.
  • In this course, you will learn about financing strategy including the different varieties of financing, how each work, and when to seek each source of financing.
  • In this course, you will learn about fraud risk including how it happens, why it happens, and how to best prevent it from happening in your organization.
  • In this course, you will learn about corporate strategy development. You will learn how to make a valuable contribution as the business developes, analyzes, implements, and evaluates corporate strategy.
  • In this course, you will learn about change management including the challenges of change, change from the perpective of the employee, approaches to successfully implementing a change initiative, and adapting your organization for continuous change.
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Requirements
  • General business acumen
  • A passion for finance
  • A sense of humor
Description

This Leadership course is actually being developed to become a program.  Contained within the Financial Officer Leadership Training program is a collection of courses that are designed to develop professional finance and leadership competencies for those aspiring to take on senior or executive roles in an organization.

The four competency areas covered in this leadership course address the role a senior financial professional play as each a Steward, Operator, Strategist, and Catalyst.

Take this Leadership Course: Financial Officer Leadership Training Program and become one of the top leaders on your industry.

Who is the target audience?
  • Financial professional seeking senior or executive professional development
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Curriculum For This Course
76 Lectures
16:50:40
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Financial Analysis: Uncovering the Story Hidden within Financial Statements
8 Lectures 01:14:49


How to Analyze the Income Statement
19:27

How to Analyze Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness
07:02

How to Analyze a Balance Sheet
13:31

How to Analyze Cash Flow
08:41

How to Analyze a Company Quickly Using the Internet
14:36

Contains a description of all the financial ratios and measures including how to calculate and interpret.
Financial Analysis Glossary and Reference Guide
6 pages
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Financing Strategies
13 Lectures 01:57:57
Objectives of Capital
10:24

Financing Lifecycle
10:35

Managing Supplier Credit
04:37

Variations of Debt Financing
19:22

Negotiate Your Credit Facility
12:26

Mezzanine Financing- What is it- Debt or Equity?
05:43

Venture Capital Financing
06:54

Private Equity Financing
07:22

Going Public to Raise Financing
16:03

Case Study: Financing a Leveraged Buyout
09:31

WACC and Capital Structure: What You Need to Know
15:00

Finance Strategies Course Script
111 pages

Financing Glossary
7 pages
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Change Management! The Role of the Catalyst
7 Lectures 58:41
Why You Need to Know About Change Management Principles
09:55

Challenges of Change
15:29

The link for the supplemental video referred to in this lesson is as follows:

http://youtu.be/hcz1aZ60k7w
Change from the Employee's Perspective
07:13

Developing an Approach for your Next Change Initiative
16:03

Adapting the Organization to Handle Continuous Change
10:01

Change Management Course Script
90 pages

We should all be striving for continuous improvement in running our finance function and more broadly speaking across the organization.  In this lesson, I look at a few ideas for how you should think about your next business process improvement.
Business Process Improvement
9 pages
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Safeguarding the Assets of Your Organization From Fraud
8 Lectures 43:17
Where is the Organization Vulnerable
09:59

Understand the Psychological Profile of a Fraudster
02:09

Best Practices to Safeguard the Organizations Assets
04:59

Let's check in on the cases under investigation from around the world to get better understanding of how big our fraud problem really is.

Quantifying fraud
06:07

You know the techniques already by now, but do you want to know which ones work and which ones don't? Let me tell you what fraud controls you should be emphasizing and which are less important.

Fraud Prevention and Detection
06:40

This lesson puts a face to fraud. Is it that weird guy at the water cooler all the time? Or is it Bob, the flamboyant sales guy? In this lesson, I’ll give you the profile of today’s fraudster.

Who is Committing Fraud Today
07:30

So you've been victimized by one of your trusted employees. Ugh. Sorry about that. But what should you do next? Call the police? Let's see what others are doing that find themselves in the same unfortunate situation.

Prosecuting Fraud
02:22

Let's put a bow on this whole discussion by asking the experts what are the key things you should be thinking about as you develop an anti-fraud program.

Fraud Advice
03:31
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Developing Corporate Strategy: The CFO Strategist
13 Lectures 02:11:43
Strategic Management Framework
21:36

Setting MIssion, Vision, and Values
12:23

Assess the Current Situation with External Analysis
18:31

Assess the Current Situation with Internal Analysis
09:24

Corporate Strategy Development
16:31

Business Strategy Development
07:27

Functional Strategy Development
16:32

Analyzing Strategic Alternatives
09:02

Approaches to Implementing Strategy
09:51

Evaluating and Controlling Strategy Execution
10:22

Strategy Facilitation Development Tool Kit
00:04

Strategic Management Course Script
124 pages

Strategic Management Glossary
4 pages
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Enterprise Risk Management using the COSO Model
10 Lectures 27:02
Objectives of the COSO ERM Framework
04:30

Risk Management Starts With a Strong Internal Environment
05:25

Risk Management Objectives Align with Business Objectives
02:11

Identifying Risk Events
03:07

Performing a Risk Assessment
02:03

Developing a Risk Response
03:16

Implementing Risk Control Activities
02:35

Developing and Communicating Risk Information
00:45

Monitoring Enterprise Risk
03:10

I've had a number of people ask for a more in depth discussion of risk management.  A very popular topic.  So I went back and did some research on what various so called experts were telling their clients.  I have added this content to materials in this lecture.  I like how the dimensions of interconnectivity and risk clockspeed have been added to the assessment of risk. 
Beyond the COSO ERM Framework
30 pages
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CFO as the Credible Financial Leader
5 Lectures 49:10

Let's get an overview of what we will cover in this module.

Course introduction
02:11

Let's talk about why developing credibility is so important to facilitating the growth agenda.

Credibility and Growth
11:49

In this lesson, we talk about how you determine your own level of credibility.

Assessing Your Own Credibility
08:35

In this lesson, we talk about ways to establish people credibility.

People Credibility
14:18

In this lesson, we talk about ways to establish technology and process credibility.

Technology and Process Credibility
12:17
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The Fast Close
5 Lectures 44:40
Bottlenecks in the close process
04:57

Approaches for achieving the fast close
17:58

Making the fast close happen
18:03

Conclusions for achieving the fast close
03:42

The CFO plays an important and integral role in helping the Board of Directors fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities.  In this lesson, we learn more about governance.

Good Governance
10 pages
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Your First 100 Days as CFO
7 Lectures 01:12:14

Just been appointed CFO or are you looking for that title in your career?  Here is a preview of what you need to know to hit the ground running.

Module introduction
05:09

Learn what competencies (skills and knowledge) the modern CFO embodies.

What the Competencies of the Modern CFO
13:13

It's important to know where you are starting from and where you are going.  A maturity model helps you make this assessment.

Assessing the maturity level of the finance function
11:30

To be successful in the role of CFO, you need to build a team around you.  Here are a few team building ideas to get you started.

Team building
13:17

Documenting and communicating the plan for how the finance function aligns with the rest of the organization is an important outcome during your first 100 days.

Preparing a Strategic Plan for Finance
09:44

Structuring the finance function to achieve and cover the mandate of finance takes some careful staff planning and recruitment.

Structuring the finance function
06:56

In all likelihood, you will want to change a few things after your first 100 days.  Here is a reminder of a few of the important change management principles to keep in mind.

Preparing for Change Management
12:25
About the Instructor
Blair Cook CPA, CA CPA MBA
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Thought Leader in the Field of Executive Finance

Blair has two decades of experience at all levels of public and private corporations, public practice, and professional development. His experience as a corporate director, chief financial officer, instructional designer, and professional development leader will provide you with insight into finance topics that matter.

He is adjunct faculty member at St. Mary's University and the CPA Atlantic School of Business. Blair has been instructing at undergraduate and professional institutions for the past 19 years. Blair played a leading role in the developing the certification program for the Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

He was awarded the Govenor Generals Gold Medal of Canada in the field of accounting. He has designed professional development e-learning programs for the Big 4 firms. Benefit from his engaging presentation style and deep knowledge of the subject matter to further your own financial skills.