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CFO Masterclass
Advanced Executive Program

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A forward-looking CFO / senior finance executive in today rapidly changing world is the cornerstone not only for a company success but an enabler to get the job done, attract top talent and be positioned for financial support with either debt or equity to hit these targets.
This four-day intensive program is developed with this objective in mind to cover a wide range of strategic models with engaging and interactive case studies for senior finance professionals to have a greater strategic impact on their company corporate strategy.
The seasoned COF / senior finance executive, coupled with the strategic execution, requires fluency in the formation and assessment of financial assessment and appraisal models, including the risk trade-off and cost-benefit analysis of considering debt in the funding mix.
As the finance role moves to align cost to value and more as value-enhancing, this course will make sure CFO and seasoned finance professionals continue to think outside of the box by challenging the status quo with the latest trends in this sector from global peers.

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Babson College
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Founded in 1919, Babson College is the top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education. We believe that entrepreneurship is the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value, and Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where more than 3,000 students from over 70 countries work together with faculty and staff to address the problems of business and society. In our collaborative community, students gain the fundamental business skills and liberal arts knowledge necessary to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset. They then use that mindset to put what they learn into practice, making an impact on campus and around the world.

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Day 1
Strategic Planning
Introduction to strategic planning Rational Strategic planning model Five approaches to strategy formation Strategic pitfalls of why companies fail – construction industry Bin Laden Saudi based construction giant discussion
Strategy Formation
Internal and external analysis – session driven by Novartis strategy document - Strategic issues of Novartis pharma company - Stakeholder analysis – the balancing act and critical considerations External corporate appraisal – session based on Shell Oil company - PESTAL analysis – effective use to identify risk – pragmatic examples with Shell Oil - Porters Five Forces – effective use to examine market positioning – discussion of how to apply in strategic execution
Day 2
Strategic Options and Choices
Porters Generic Options - recap of companies discussed Ikea / Shell as well as delegates companies – how to use this information in implementing strategy in todays rapidly changing environment - Cost Leadership - Differentiation - Focus Ansoff – analysis with McDonalds products Strategic Clock – analysis with hotel industry form budget to luxury chains SFA Model – selecting opportunities to pursue
Day 3
Measurement and Monitoring of Performance/ Benchmarking with DuPont Ratio Analysis
Profitability, efficiency ratios, return ratios, shortterm solvency and liquidity Long-term solvency and stability ratios Shareholder and investment ratios Information through comparison DuPont formula Levers in financial analysis - Earnings - Turnings Investment Appraisal and Cash Flow Analysis Payback, internal rate of return, accounting rate of return Cash flow analysis vs EBITDA as a basis for analysis Return on capital employed (ROCE) and return on investment (ROI) and net present value Modified internal rate of return Investment appraisal using DCF methods and free cash flows Tackling inflation in investment appraisal Levered Analysis: Funding Assumptions, IRR and APV Debt capacity and credit analysis Evaluating business risk Assessing financial risk Methodologies to tackle business and financial risk - Capital asset pricing module - Modigliani and Miller Proposition Strategies for Growth Analysis of organic growth compared to acquisitions and mergers Valuations for mergers and acquisitions Financing mergers and acquisitions
Day 4
Analyzing and Assessing Different Sources of Finance
Sources of debt finance Sources of equity finance - Using venture capital sources / high net worth individuals -risks and benefits Effective use of rights issues to encourage current shareholders for capital injections Corporate Failures Leading indicators Symptoms of failure Dealing with management weaknesses Using automation to improve efficiency and labor cost to reduce risk for failure Corporate Restructuring / Negotiating Out of Fi- nancial Difficulties Mergers and acquisition strategies Sales enhancement and operating economics Why mergers and acquisitions fail Reasons and strategies for unbundling Issues on management buy-out and management buy in Financial distress and overtrading indicators Analyzing the cash flows to assess viable alternatives in distressed / over indebtedness scenarios Changing Role of the Accountant Aligning cost to value Strategic emphasis Adding value to the organization Improving Profitability and Goal Setting / yond Budgeting Identifying the gaps to improve profitability and performance Techniques and principles of beyond budgeting to enhance performance Benefits and drawbacks of traditional monitoring mechanisms and why they are not effective Effectively setting targets to improve performance and profitability and how they improve business performance

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This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
→ CFO / Board Members / Executive Finance Professionals
→ Finance Managers and Controllers
→ Strategy Directors and Managers
→ Project Managers and Risk Analysts
→ Investment Management and Venture Capital Professionals
→ Senior managers whose responsibilities include the delivery of financial targets

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or [email protected].
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.