Certificate in Finance and Accounting Courses


The Oxford Advanced Finance Leaders Program

Introduction

This prestigious Oxford high-performance leadership Programme is designed to equip leaders with the crucial skills to navigate the complex world of high-stakes finance and leadership.

Part of a series of distinguished programs, such as the Oxford Leadership Programme and the Oxford High-performance Leadership Programme, this course aims to be a bastion for advanced finance leaders by intertwining financial acumen with executive leadership skills.

This advanced finance leaders seminar combines some of the most critical management, leadership, and financial management areas: mastering people management and team leadership skills and financial analysis, planning, and control.

The Oxford leadership course is integral to the finance leadership development program for current and future finance leaders.

Targeted Groups

  • Managers, supervisors, and team leaders.
  • Project management professionals.
  • Human resources and other non-financial areas.
  • Accountants.
  • Financial analysts.
  • Auditors.
  • Financial personnel and senior finance professionals.
  • Professionals who want to understand the financial aspects of their roles better.

Course Objectives

At the end of this Oxford leadership course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand their role as managers and leaders.
  • Establish clear objectives and standards of performance for the team.
  • Manage their workload using effective prioritization, delegation, and information management techniques.
  • Maximize their influencing skills.
  • Develop and leverage the capabilities of team members.
  • Expose to various leadership and management practice approaches, allowing them to select those most suitable for their situation and personal style.
  • Experimenting with critical techniques before applying them in the workplace will help build the confidence to move beyond traditional assumptions about the 'right' way to manage.
  • Broaden their financial knowledge to enable them to develop and manage the financial aspects of their role more effectively and improve performance.
  • Acquire the ability, when involved in decisions about investment, operations, or financing, to choose the most appropriate tools from the wide variety of financial techniques available to provide a quantitative analysis.
  • Understand the financial tools and techniques that support an organization's planning and control concerning their departments, business units, and businesses.

Targeted Competencies

  • Leadership skills.
  • Building and managing teams.
  • Communication skills.
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving.
  • Decision making.
  • Financial analysis, planning, and control.
  • Financial decision-making.
  • Investment analysis.
  • Business performance management.

Course Content

Unit 1: Understanding Your Role

  • Leader or manager?
  • Self-perception.
  • Beyond the job description, find out what your organization requires of you.
  • Balancing conflicting stakeholder demands.
  • Understanding the nature of change.
  • A model for implementing change.

Unit 2: Personal Effectiveness, Time Management, and Delegation

  • Understanding yourself and your organizational environment.
  • Outcome orientation.
  • Setting personal and team objectives.
  • Managing performance.
  • Finding and using time effectively.
  • A model for effective delegation.

Unit 3: Communication, Influence & Conflict Management

  • Channels of communication.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Emotions and rapport.
  • Persuasion and negotiation: the keys to personal influence.
  • Managing conflict assertively.

Unit 4: Team Building, People Management, and Motivation

  • How high-performing teams work.
  • Identifying team roles.
  • Teams in practice: team building exercise.
  • Motivation and reward.
  • Building and sharing a vision.
  • Different approaches to leadership.

Unit 5: Enhancing Team Performance through Coaching and Development

  • How do people learn?
  • Coaching for personal and team growth.
  • Feedback skills.
  • Development planning.
  • Next steps.

Unit 6: The Challenge of Financial Economic Decision-Making

  • The practice of financial-economic analysis.
  • Corporate value and shareholder value.
  • A dynamic perspective of business.
  • Benchmarking your own strategic position/competitor analysis.
  • The agency problem and corporate governance.
  • What information and data to use?
  • The nature of financial statements.
  • The context of financial analysis and decision-making.

Unit 7: Assessment of Business Performance

  • Ratio analysis and business performance.
  • Management's point of view.
  • Owners' point of view.
  • Lenders' point of view.
  • Ratios as a system – pyramids of ratios.
  • Integration of financial performance analysis – the "Dupont" system.
  • Economic value added (EVA).
  • Predicting financial distress.

Unit 8: Projection of Financial Requirements

  • Interrelationship of financial projections.
  • Operating budgets.
  • Standard costing and variance analysis.
  • Cash forecasts and cash budgets.
  • Sensitivity analysis.
  • Dynamics and growth of the business system.
  • Operating leverage.
  • Financial growth plans.
  • Financial modeling.

Unit 9: Analysis of Investment Decisions

  • Applying time-adjusted measures.
  • Net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR).
  • Strategic perspective.
  • EVA and NPV.
  • Refinements of investment analysis.
  • Equivalent annual cost (EAC).
  • Modified internal rate of return (MIRR).
  • Sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis, simulation, and NPV break-even.
  • Dealing with risk and changing circumstances.

Unit 10: Valuation and Business Performance

  • Managing shareholder value.
  • Shareholder value creation in perspective.
  • Evolution of value-based methodologies.
  • Creating value in restructuring and combinations.
  • Financial strategy in acquisitions.
  • Business valuation.
  • Business restructuring and reorganizations.
  • Management buyouts (MBOs) and management buy-ins (MBIs).

Manama (Bahrain)
14 - 25 Jul 2024
7000 Euro
Istanbul (Turkey)
14 - 25 Jul 2024
7500 Euro
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
14 - 25 Jul 2024
6500 Euro
Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt)
21 Jul - 01 Aug 2024
6300 Euro
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
22 Jul - 02 Aug 2024
8500 Euro
Madrid (Spain)
05 - 16 Aug 2024
8500 Euro
Cairo (Egypt)
25 Aug - 05 Sep 2024
5400 Euro
Amman (Jordan)
25 Aug - 05 Sep 2024
5200 Euro
Online
25 Aug - 05 Sep 2024
2700 Euro
Milan (Italy)
26 Aug - 06 Sep 2024
8500 Euro
Online
01 - 12 Sep 2024
2700 Euro
Istanbul (Turkey)
08 - 19 Sep 2024
7500 Euro
Munich (Germany)
09 - 20 Sep 2024
8500 Euro
Cairo (Egypt)
15 - 26 Sep 2024
5400 Euro
London (UK)
23 Sep - 04 Oct 2024
9300 Euro
Rome (Italy)
21 Oct - 01 Nov 2024
8500 Euro
Barcelona (Spain)
28 Oct - 08 Nov 2024
8500 Euro
Dubai (UAE)
03 - 14 Nov 2024
7000 Euro
Geneva (Switzerland)
04 - 15 Nov 2024
9500 Euro
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
10 - 21 Nov 2024
6500 Euro
Lisbon (Portugal)
18 - 29 Nov 2024
8500 Euro
London (UK)
23 Dec 2024 - 03 Jan 2025
9300 Euro
Amman (Jordan)
29 Dec 2024 - 09 Jan 2025
5200 Euro
Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt)
05 - 16 Jan 2025
6300 Euro
Online
12 - 23 Jan 2025
2700 Euro
Vienna (Austria)
13 - 24 Jan 2025
8500 Euro
London (UK)
13 - 24 Jan 2025
9300 Euro
London (UK)
19 - 30 Jan 2025
9300 Euro
Istanbul (Turkey)
26 Jan - 06 Feb 2025
7500 Euro
Cairo (Egypt)
02 - 13 Feb 2025
5400 Euro
Manama (Bahrain)
02 - 13 Feb 2025
7000 Euro
Dubai (UAE)
16 - 27 Feb 2025
7000 Euro
Barcelona (Spain)
17 - 28 Feb 2025
8500 Euro
Rome (Italy)
24 Feb - 07 Mar 2025
8500 Euro
Boston (USA)
24 Feb - 07 Mar 2025
9500 Euro
Casablanca (Morocco)
24 Mar - 20 Apr 2025
5400 Euro
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
30 Mar - 20 Apr 2025
6500 Euro
Dubai (UAE)
04 - 20 May 2025
7000 Euro
Vienna (Austria)
12 - 20 May 2025
8500 Euro
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
12 - 20 May 2025
8500 Euro

Certificate in Finance and Accounting Courses
The Oxford Advanced Finance Leaders Program (FA)

 

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