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CFO: BECOMING STRATEGIC PARTNER

Overview
CFO Challenge Today

In today’s highly competitive environment, a successful business model requires tight integration between strategy and the financial management. It is the responsibility of the CFO to play a crucial role in aligning strategy with the corporate financial goals while working closely with the CEO and creatively design opportunities for profitable growth in the future.

As CFO, you are expected to identify and initiate profitable business ventures, lead mergers and acquisitions, create alliances, and formulate profitable growth strategies. You need to achieve a deeper understanding of strategy, and develop skills and confidence to communicate your financial knowledge and vision to other business leaders.

CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner

CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner, a specially designed program for CFOs offers a framework and methodologies to help you actively contribute in the strategy formulation and value creation process of your business.

Through practical examples from the local environment, international case studies and several personal and group exercises you will sharpen your understanding and build expertise of multiple disciplines as well as how the overall business model works in a strategic framework to create value.

Program Benefits

You will:

  • Understand what strategy is and what is not and how does it relate to financial management.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the value creation process of your overall business model.
  • Learn the techniques how to carry out a detailed strategic analysis of your business.
  • Learn how to align financial objectives with the strategic vision, mission and core values.
  • Translate your company’s vision, mission and strategy into a meaningful set of performance measures, goals and targets.
  • Learn how to measure customer value and employee value.
  • Examine the limitations of the traditional financial system and explore alternative approaches to measure and monitor value.
  • Learn how to benefit from Balanced Scorecard approach even without a formal implementation.
  • Develop more influence with the Corporate Board, CEO and other Members of the Executive team.
  • Build network and relationship with CFOs participating from other companies in an intimate close learning environment.
  • Develop a fresh perspective how you approach the role of a CFO.

Program Outline

 

Integrating Finance and Strategy

 

MODULE 1
  • Program Overview and Intro.
  • Lessons from World’s Most Admired Companies
  • The New Business Model of 21st Century
  • Why Do Most Companies Fail to Implement Strategy
  • Strategy in a nutshell: Your Purpose and Value Gap
  • Creating a Burning Platform – Your Case for Change
  • Building the Strategy Map for Your Own Organization
  • Case Study: Control in a High Growth Environment
Enterprise Performance Management

 

MODULE 2
  • From Managing Financials to Managing Value
  • Understanding Value Creation Cycle of Your Business
  • Driving Performance Through Balanced Scorecard
  • Translating Your Strategy Through Strategy Map
  • Beyond Shareholders Value: Measuring Customer Value and Employee Value
  • Developing a Measurement Culture Through KPIs
  • Case Study: Using Measures to Improve Performance
CFO Strategic Leadership

 

MODULE 3
  • Evolving Role of CFO and Finance
  • Partnering with the CEO
  • CFO Leadership Competency Model
  • Thinking Strategically
  • Establishing Your Personal Brand
  • Leading People through Emotional Intelligence
  • Putting it all together

Program Faculty

SALEEM SUFI
Global Strategic CFO
From world class Fortune 500
Companies. Founder of
MECA CFO Academy

Saleem Sufi has been a CFO level Strategy and Balanced Scorecard practitioner for more than 18 years working for top world class Fortune 500 and Private Equity owned companies in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and United States.

During his initial career with Philips, he led several strategic initiatives in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Thailand. Later he moved to United States and served some of the best Fortune 500 and Private Equity companies as Vice President and CFO. Lately, he has been the CFO and Head of Strategy with a large multibillion industrial group in Middle East and a global manufacturing company based in New York.

As an experienced speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach, Saleem has conducted numerous executive level workshops and seminars at international locations including Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, Riyadh, Dubai and New York.

Saleem is an MBA with major in Strategy and Finance and a Fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants. He has attended Harvard Business School a number of times for Executive Education where he has been trained and coached by world renowned Professors Dr. Robert Kaplan and Dr. Robert Simons on the latest practices in Strategy and Balanced Scorecard.


Contact
For More Info Contact:

 

CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner

August, 2016 (tentative)
The Palace Hotel Downtown Dubai

Mian Ahmad Farhan, FCA

Program Director
MECA CFO Academy

Email: maf@pacdubai.com
Office Ph: +971 4 3881701-02
Cell: +971 55 2100668

Ayesha Ahmad Khan

Marketing Manager
MECA CFO Academy

Email:  ayesha@cfoacademy.org
Office Ph: +971 4 3881701-02
Cell: +971 50 789 9589

PROGRAM FEE

US$ 1,495 for the three-day workshop including lunch, coffee breaks and course material.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

This advanced level leadership development program is designed for CFOs and other senior finance executives who are part of the senior leadership team. CFOs, VPs, GMs, Directors, Partners and senior Controllers are eligible to participate.

 

For More Info Contact:

CFO: BECOMING STRATEGIC PARTNER

25 – 26  July, 2016
The Palace Hotel Downtown Dubai

Mian Ahmad Farhan, FCA
Program Director

MECA CFO Academy

Email: maf@pacdubai.com
Office Ph: +971 4 3881701-02
Cell: +971 55 2100668

Ayesha Ahmad Khan
Marketing Manager

MECA CFO Academy

Email: ayesha@cfoacademy.org
Office Ph: +971 4 3881701-02
Cell: +971 507899589

 

 

 

 

Presented By:

 


MECA CFO Alliance
Office 2408, Emirates Financial Towers,
Dubai International Financial Centre
PO Box 506556, Dubai, U.A.E
In Collaboration with:

 

Organized By:

 

Professional &
Accountancy Centre

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