In this era when floods of information are available at our fingertips, it is essential for senior management and board members to have fast access to relevant and reliable information. Retrieving this information from different locations in the organization is inefficient, and the resulting information is disjointed. The solution is the Innovative Management Report (IMR) which brings together all the information necessary for decisions by the board and senior management. While the IMR may be put together by the CFO or controller's office, it is made of data generated and aggregated at different points in the organization. This course shows participants the information needed for high level decision making and how to present this information in a report that is clear, effective and easy to use by top management.
To build the IMR we start by analyzing the corporate environment. We then introduce an innovative balanced scorecard model which integrates corporate governance elements (related to investors, regulators and creditors) with other balanced scorecard elements. We also touch on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) as per the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and we describe how to present the impact of risk on corporate objectives. In addition, we will describe how participants can use practical tools to incorporate into the IMR. These tools include margins, ratios and breakeven analysis for new projects as well as essential financial analysis of budgets, variances and financial KPIs.
The course includes discussions and explanations by the consultant. Participants will be presenting and discussing case studies, engaging in workshops and preparing an actual sample report for a company of their choice which may be their current organization or a fictitious company.
CFOs, group controllers, financial controllers, controllers from any level, senior accountants and accounting supervisors who work in reporting, management accountants, managers from different departments who work with risk management or balanced score card or financial analysis of budgeting or other financial areas, and managers, executives or independent directors interested in corporate governance.
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