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Stepping Up to CFO: 2-Day Online Training


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $699.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

As you think about that promotion or migration to the position Chief Finance Officer, are you prepared to step-up and take on key strategic planning, negotiating and leadership roles? How will you establish yourself in this elevated position with the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, lenders and shareholders? How is this role different from your current position, and what key factors will lead to your success as a strategic financial leader? Join Miles Hutchinson, CGMA and experienced CFO to learn just what it takes to ease the transition and ensure success. Join us for a 2-day, live, interactive training series that will address the pivotal tools needed to succeed as a CFO, including:

  • Address key leadership, negotiation and strategic planning skills of an effective financial officer
  • Enhance your visibility and credibility as a key member of the top management team
  • Discover the tools for raising capital, gauging profitability and analyzing budget and metrics
  • Acquire communication and leadership skills needed for effective partnering and management
  • Effective strategies for partnering with lenders, shareholders, and executive directors
  • Discover best practices to help you bridge the gap, and leverage your knowledge and skill-set
  • Bonus: Access to pivotal resources to support your role as an informed decision maker, and key influencer within your organization.

Program Highlights

  • Define the Role of CFO: Address Key Skills to Succeed as the Chief Financial Officer (Part 1)

    • Identify the core competencies the CFO must possess to have a superior organizational impact
    • Discover your individual leadership style and how to apply it for strategic management
    • Highlight key steps to building excellent communication skills critical to the CFO role
    • Compare and contrast the controller, treasurer, analyst and the CFO roles
    • Unlock the six keys of effective leadership as a top-performing CFO
  • Become a Strategic Financial Leader: Identify Key Senior Management Roles (Part 2)

    • Strategic partnering - zero in on your value as a key member of senior management
    • Understand the various options to financing your business including steps to going public
    • Briefing on the essentials of Sarbanes-Oxley reporting compliance and the impacts on the CFO
    • Critical negotiating tools when working with key players- executives, board members, bankers and more
    • Risk assessment methodology: How to address key concerns as a financial leader
  • Critical Metrics and Financial Leveraging Tools for the Top-Level CFO: Tools for Success (Part 3)

    • Implementing your organization's mission and goals through Dashboard Reporting and Balanced Scorecards
    • Gauge profitability with economic metrics like ROIC, WACC, and EVATM
    • Relate economic metrics to the Capital Budgeting and the M&A processes
    • Address key techniques for raising capital, and analyzing company profitability
    • Effective strategic financial planning tools to elevate yourself as the CFO
  • Interactive Q&A - Interactive sessions built-in to address your specific CFO inquiries

About The Speaker

Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA and experienced CFO and businessman. He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Chief Financial Officer of a one billion dollar real estate development company.

  • Miles is a professional speaker and consultant who has presented over 2,000 seminars and training sessions on a myriad of business and financial topics, including leadership, strategic planning, financial analysis and modeling, accounting, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He is recognized as an expert in payroll and sales & use tax as well as financial modeling & analysis, business strategy and communications.
  • He is the author of several useful accounting and tax tools available at and His clients include, Abbott Labs, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Citicorp, Corning, the FBI, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, GE, Pfizer, Siemens, US Marine Corps, and the US Army. Please visit his web sites to see how you can further benefit from his expertise.

Program Benefits

Join us for a lively interactive series on the role of CFO, where Miles Hutchinson, CGMA will address issues of: leadership, negotiations, , addressing the concerns of top leaders, contributing to the strategic plan, and collaborating with the controller and other key players, and much more as we discuss the roles of the Chief Financial Officer.