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Today’s leading organizations require executives to use rigorous financial analysis in order to make strategic decisions that affect growth, profitability and competitive market advantage.
Strategic Finance is a three-day multidimensional workshop that uses real simulations and an acquisition case study to map the connections between business strategy, finance and enterprise value creation.
The goal of the course is to make you a more intelligent user of finance and strategy. It will enable you to ask better questions and to make better decisions. You will become a more sophisticated manager, particularly when focusing on the interplay and interdependence of strategy, finance & management.
- Evaluate whether business strategy is focused on enterprise value creation and if it is supported by the company’s financial structure. Determine how value creation can be measured through the use of cash flow based metrics like EVA and CFROI; learn the limitations of traditional accounting based metrics.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of traditional strategic planning to modern strategic thinking, the role of finance strategy, strategic bets and valuation of strategic options.
- Apply strategy and finance tools in an acquisition case study, with a strong focus on the strategic benefits of the acquisition, evaluation of the ‘strategic bets’, valuation, post-acquisition integration, and value creation for shareholders
Who should attend
This workshop is for division/general managers who are called on to integrate their operations with the finance and strategy of the company. It is also for senior level finance and operations managers who want to better integrate their financial analysis with the strategy and management of the organization.