- The Financial Reporting Act 2013 and its implications for directors
- Accounting terms and principles for directors and key finance terminology
- Directors’ external reporting obligations and solvency requirements
- Financial analysis tools for interpreting performance
- Assessing initiatives and opportunities to build organisational value
- Recognising ‘red flags’
Who should attend?
Aspiring or new directors embarking on a governance career and senior executives who want to interact with their board more effectively, as well as more experienced directors upskilling in finance.
Members: $850 incl GST
Non-members: $1,080 incl GST
Not a member? Join online now to receive the member rate.
A 10% discount is available if you are booking this course under the Essentials of Directorship package.
"I was hesitant going into the course, as my governance and finance experience was limited, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the attendees were on the same page. The information was really easy to digest and having working examples allowed you to put your new knowledge into practice. One of the participants said they loved words, and when they saw numbers they just froze because it became foreign to them. Our coach explained how numbers tell a story – you just need to know how to read that story! Bingo – everything made sense. I now feel a lot more confident when reading cash flows and balance sheets. Rather than picking out the minor operational detail in reports, I now have the knowledge to challenge what is presented at a governance level. It’s a real confidence builder."
Chelsea Millar, board member NZ Young Farmers and recent Wellington Finance Essentials course attendee
“Finance Essentials gives a good overview of interpreting accounts and what questions directors should be asking.” – testimonial from a Finance Essentials attendee
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