The Value-Driven CFO
The Value-Driven CFO
2014 Dates TBD
Globalization, volatile exchange rates, trans-border acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance, off-balance sheet vehicles, executive compensation, need for timely and accurate information, increased reporting regulations, insights into business drivers, corporate dashboards, becoming a business partner… if this short list does not give you the feeling of a “harried” CFO, then nothing will.
Program Description (+)
The pressure to perform and demonstrate value-adding has never been so intense, and the CFO is in the middle of this storm, and expected to be an integral part of driving enterprise performance. The days of simply doing the variance analysis and month-end closures and reconciliations is over. CEOs and Boards now expect their CFOs to create, enhance, refine, link strategies, and provide a reporting architecture to consistently improve shareholder value; to be The Value-Driven CFO.
This program will take you beyond traditional financial and management reporting, and will guide you on designing value-driven performance indicators and compensation incentives, and help you become The Value-Driven CFO.
Who Should Attend (+)
Are you one of the drivers of performance in your enterprise? Does senior management rely on you to analyze and make key financial decisions? Are you involved in making acquisition and divestiture decisions? Do you provide the Board and external shareholder/stakeholders with performance analysis? Are you viewed as a trusted advisor to the Board? Are you interested in improving your knowledge with leading-edge best-practices in the Finance function? Do you want to be the very best CFO? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this program is for you.
Please note: This program has been designed with private-sector, for-profit organizations in mind. Participants from the public and not-for-profit sectors may still benefit from the program but should be aware that some areas of focus may not apply to their organization. Please contact Lawrence Wong if you are uncertain if this program would be ideal for you.
Over the course of three highly interactive and hands on days, you will develop, refine and gain insights into many interrelated areas:
An Enlightened CFO and the Finance Organization
The Value Mirage
Beyond Financial Numbers
Searching for Gold: the product – channel – client dilemma
From Numbers to Execution to Incentives
To Register (+)
Registration will open in early 2014.
Dates and Times (+)
2014 Session Date TBD
Program fees include the program itself, materials, meals and accommodations*.
An early-bird discount of $200 is available for registering 60 days in advance of the program start.
*Please note: A limited number of program spots are available to those who do not wish to have accommodations. As there may be evening activities (group work and/or networking opportunities), this option is recommended only for those who reside nearby.
The Value-Driven CFO will be held at the White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa, a premium, four diamond, five-star resort that has achieved a reputation for outstanding comfort, service and atmosphere to ensure a memorable learning and retreat experience for all executives who attend.
Program fees include meals, accommodations*, wi-fi access, use of basic fitness facilities, and a hospitality room for evening networking opportunities.
*Excluding registrants who have opted for the non-accommodation option.
From Pearson or Buffalo airports:
The Niagara Airbus offers Shuttle Transfers to and from Toronto’s Pearson and Buffalo Niagara’s International Airports and can drop you off right at the facility front doors. If you book on-line you can get a 10% discount for Airport transfers. The Niagara Airbus website is www.niagaraairbus.com.
Another option is the Falls Livery & Taxi. They can offer private cars for transport to and from the airport as well. They can be reached at 905-356-4500.
Average time to drive from Toronto to the Resort is an hour and a half*. Click here for a Google Map and directions.
*Please note that these directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly.
Subject to CPA Ontario regulations, Members may count up to 25 hours of verifiable CPD for the completion of The Value Driven CFO program.
Our alumni include participants from the following organizations:
Bell Canada, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Hydro One Networks, London Life Insurance, Atlantic Lottery, The Printing House, and many others.
Here is what some had to say about The Value-Driven CFO program:
Dr. Vijay Jog is the Founder and President of the Corporate Renaissance Group, a firm dedicated to driving better business management and performance. He is also the Chancellor Professor of Finance at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University.
He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching including: three Best Paper Awards for “The Most Original Research in Canadian Capital Markets”, two Research Achievement Awards in special recognition of “Outstanding Scholarly Contribution”, two Professor of the Year Awards in recognition of “Outstanding Teaching and Service to Students”, and the Moulton Gold Medal for the “Most Notable Contribution” to the Published Records of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, in London, England.
His consulting career is global and spans over twenty years. His clients have included almost every major federal government department and many other public and private sector organizations in Canada, U.S., U.K., Netherlands, South Africa, Namibia, Barbados, Trinidad, Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, and India, with some of the world’s largest corporations.
In recognition of his illustrious career, Vijay was recognized as a “Leader in Management Education” in Canada by the National Post in 2001 in a nation-wide competition, and was described by the Ottawa Citizen as “Mr. Value Added”.
For more information please contact Lawrence Wong, CPA, CA, at CPA Ontario, at: 1-800-387-0735 ext. 343, or at email@example.com.