Developing CFO Behaviours

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This course will take you beyond the basics of being a CFO and allow you to embody the leadership role. Begin today to develop a clearer vision for your career.
Often viewed as one of the most prestigious roles in business, the role of CFO involves more than just financial know-how. Being a successful leader requires active communication with your team, credibility and leading by example.

In this course, you will build your interpersonal skills so that you can positively influence your team and develop the behaviours of a well-respected leader. Learn how you can use strategic thinking and clear communication to cope with unexpected challenges.

Topics covered include:
  • Beginning the journey
  • Credibility, relationships and confidence
  • The importance of strategic thinking
  • Growing your awareness and knowledge Is finance the end of the road?
Learning outcomes
Upon satisfactory completion of this activity, you will be able to:
  • Understand the key qualities needed to be an effective CFO
  • Take responsibility for your leadership role by influencing others and demonstrating humility
  • Establish personal credibility by realising your personal vision, underlying values and beliefs
  • Build relationships with your teams and discover the benefits of leading by example
  • Improve your strategic thinking skills and learn the benefits of SWOT analysis
  • Determine your career direction and learn how to cope with unexpected changes
  • Recognise the importance of communication and the impact your communication can have on others.

A CFO must be able to understand their team – what motivates them, and your role in their productivity. This course coaches you on the core skills that will help you excel and define yourself within the role.
  • Self-paced learning
  • Online
Author - Ben Rawal

Ben is a Director and Lead Consultant with Soft Skills, a business providing leadership development, team dynamics improvement, and emotional intelligence services for accounting and finance professionals. He is a chartered accountant (FCCA) and has an MBA from Warwick Business School.


Topic: People & Leadership

Sub-Topic: Leadership

Format: eLearning

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 4 hours