The role of a Finance Director continues to evolve at pace, requiring many skills, both technical & otherwise. Whilst providing an exciting opportunity to finance professionals, the multi-faceted requirements of the role can also be somewhat daunting without a guiding hand.

In this highly practical & interactive one-day training course, delivered by a former Group Finance Director of a global organisation (& fellow FCCA!), you will learn skills relevant for the modern-day Finance Director to help you have confidence & the ability to excel in this role.

By the end of this event, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the attributes of a great Finance Director (including some fun myth-busting!)
  • Be the Finance Business Partner to the CEO & the Board
  • Identify your key internal & external stakeholders who contribute to F.D. success
  • Lead the technical & compliance side of the function whilst dealing with team building & developing careers
  • Deliver difficult messages & cope with not always being popular!
  • Manage the C.E.O. (who are known to have differing levels of financial literacy!)
  • Handle the wellbeing of yourself & your team
  • Overall, the day will provide practical guidance on how to thrive in an F.D. role as well as provide excellent networking & peer learning opportunities.

This course is suitable for:

  • Current & aspiring Finance Directors aiming to excel in this role

This session will be on Zoom and has limited spaces available. It's also a live webinar and will not be recorded therefore will NOT be available on demand. 


Craig Smith FCCA

With many years experience in Finance Director & Group Finance Director roles in the UK, France, Australia, Spain, Morocco, Hungary & Finland for various organisations (& learning some languages along the way), including FTSE 250 companies and latterly a royal charter company for the British Standards Institution, taking it from a “large small company” at £200m turnover to a “small large company” at £600m turnover, whilst improving profitability.

Craig is now enjoying an active retirement whilst continuing to contribute to the finance community by sharing his vast skills, experience & knowledge through speaking & delivering training.