Professional Skills for Finance and Accounting

Professional Skills for Finance and Accounting

Professional Skills for Finance and Accounting

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Program Objectives:
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Implement essential skills to enhance their ability to run the finance department.
  • Manage finance functions in an organized and professional manner.
  • Determine the reporting requirements for the finance department.
  • Practice proper personal organization, staffing and time management skills.
  • Apply finance policies and procedures to add value and communicate effectively with other departments.
Who should attend:
Financial managers, financial controllers, finance department heads, chief financial officers, accounting managers, senior finance officers, accountants, finance staff and analysts.
Program Outline
The Macro Finance Picture
  • Understanding the Accounting Cycle
  • The Income Statement
  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Changes in Owners’ Equity Statement
  • The Cash Flow Statement
  • The Relationship of Financial Statements
  • Functions of Management
  • Three Elements of a Vision for Finance and Accounting Department
  • Effectiveness versus Efficiency
  • Supporting the Operating Departments
  • Purpose of the Finance and Accounting Function
Personal Organization and Time Management
  • The New Skills Set
  • Delegation and Priorities
  • Delegation Characteristics
  • Handling Meetings Effectively
  • The Need for Review and Authorization Procedures
  • Maintaining Clean Desk Policy
  • Managing Your In-Box
  • Peak Performance Time
Staffing the Finance Function
  • Hiring the Best People
  • Identifying Recruitment Criteria
  • Developing Interviewing Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Fundamentals of Communication Skills
  • Personality Communication Styles
  • The Attitude and Skills Matrix
  • Delegation Rules and Levels
  • Delegation and Micromanagement
  • Evaluating Finance Staff Performance
  • Motivation Tools, Compensation and Perks
Organizing the Finance Function
  • Teamwork Skills in Finance and Accounting
  • Assessing the Need for Team-Building Program
  • Finance as a Project
  • Organizing by Function
  • Organizing by Purpose
  • Staff Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Authorization Matrix and Control of Processes in Organizations
  • Cross Training and Backup Strategies
  • Scheduling the Monthly Accounting Cycle
Policies and Procedures
  • Purposes of the Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Communicating Financial Policies
  • Staff Involvement and Responsibilities
  • Enhancing Personal Efficiency

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Date And Time

2023-06-05 @ 09:00 AM to
2023-06-09 @ 02:00 PM

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