Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
You’ll demonstrate the right blend of technical, ethical and professional skills in the evaluation, synthesis and presentations of responses through the context of an innovative case study.
A. Links developments in global trade, markets business practices and the economic environment to required improvements in the financial and risk management of an organisation.
D. Communicates and advises on the impact on financial decision making on current developments in regulation, governance and ethics.
E. Assesses and advises on appropriate strategies to manage business and organisational performance regarding business and finance risk and effectively communicates the impact.
Governance, Risk and Control
A. Evaluates organisational structures and governance to protect the long-term interests of stakeholders
B. Recommends appropriate strategies to ensure adherence to governance structures and application of best practice internal controls
C. Identifies and manages risk appropriately
D. Uses risk management for the best interests of an organisation and its stakeholders
E. Monitors and applies relevant legislation, policies and procedures
Leadership and Management
A. Applies appropriate leadership strategies to effectively deliver business objectives.
B. Leads, motivates and manages people to optimise performance and effectiveness.
C. Collaborates, supports and works to achieve the objectives of the organisation, harnessing appropriate digital technologies.
D. Acts proactively and thinks strategically, in anticipating organisational needs, recognising the wider business environment and dynamics.
Stakeholder Relationship Management
A. Positively develops relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
B. Communicates and gains commitment from internal and external stakeholders.
C. Uses emerging technologies to collaborate and communicate effectively with stakeholders.
D. Applies professional and ethical judgement when engaging with stakeholders.
E. Aligns organisational strategic objectives with stakeholder needs and manages expectations.
Strategy and Innovation
A. Applies business acumen and commercial awareness to deliver business objectives.
B. Recommends a range of suitable strategic options from which to develop sustainable plans and objectives.
C. Evaluate, justifies and implements suitable strategic options.
D. Adopts and applies innovative methods to implement strategy and manages change.
A. Applies development and performance management in the wider business and technological environment in the context of strategic planning and implementation.
B. Directs organisational performance through the selection and measurement of financial and non-financial performance indicators.
C. Collaborates on the key tactical and organisational areas of budgeting and control, capital investments, people and resource management.
D. Consults on the design and use of current and emerging technology and information systems to improve strategic decision-making and organisational performance.
Ethics and Professionalism
A. Develops advanced ethical values and professional skills in the promotion of public interest and the profession.
B. Demonstrates personal effectiveness in fast changing environments.
C. Encourages innovative thinking within the context of professional scepticism.
D. Thinks proactively about the future, applying professional judgement and commercial intelligence and seeks specialist input when needed.
E. Communicates effectively and influences others.
Advisory and Consultancy
A. Gathers and understands financial and non-financial information to develop complete knowledge of the client business and the environment in which it operates.
B. Provides expert advice that will add value to the business and gain advantage.
C. Identify and advise on business partnering to develop strategic relationships to create opportunities, improve performance and solve business problems.
D. Prepare and present business plans and advise on the actions to implement these plans.
Data, Digital and Technology
A. Identifies strategic options to add value, using data and technology.
B. Analyses and evaluates data using appropriate technologies and tools.
C. Applies technologies to visualise data clearly and effectively.
D. Applies scepticism and ethical judgement to the use of data and data technology.
Key performance objectives
Syllabus and study guide
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