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Role of the Finance Director

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Role of the Finance Director

This course will provide you with a practical overview of the complex duties and responsibilities of a finance director.

You will gain a full understanding of how to fulfil this role successfully, with a focus on ensuring that financial strategies support the wider corporate goals of a business. You will have the opportunity to explore your role with fellow directors and gain a deeper insight into your boardroom responsibilities, which will help you enhance your personal contribution to the board in terms of strategic leadership.

By the end of the programme, you will be better equipped to examine your financial strategies and how these support the broader corporate aims or your organisation.

“IoD offers a unique training solution to those aspiring to become directors or simply needing a "refresher" (in governance, strategy, risk etc.), vital for directing a business in an increasingly dynamic environment. I have previously taken the IoD course on the Role of the Non-Executive Director which helped enormously in interacting with such directors in the boardroom.” Raj Gandhi

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for practising or aspiring finance directors as well as senior financial executives and those shortly to take up the position.

Training Course Content

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Assess the finance director's critical success factors and key tasks, and how these can be best achieved
  • Identify the critical connections between corporate, business and financial strategies
  • Provide appropriate financial information to the board, including what, when, why, how and to whom
  • Better handle the problems of the finance director's multiple board responsibilities
  • Recognise how other financial directors tackle the role and achieve results
  • Re-assess the finance director's responsibilities to fellow directors, shareholders, employees, financial institutions and other key stakeholders
  • Appreciate ethical board issues and the special duties of a finance director

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Top 10 Winner - 2022

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Each year, we select the top 10 most popular courses on our site in some of the most popular categories to make it easier for our users to find the right course for them - so you can book with confidence.

Why choose Institute of Directors

Founded in 1903

Qualifications for directors under Royal Charter

Delivered in-company training in more than 40 countries over the last three years


  • Member Price: £995
  • Non-Member rate: £1,295

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