Who is this Financial Leadership training course for?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the below statements, this course could help you upskill and really thrive in your financial leadership role. Have you:
- Moved from an audit firm to industry and don't know where to start?
- Recently promoted to either Head of Finance or Finance Director / CFO and a little overwhelmed?
- Just taken on a Finance Director or CFO role and aren’t sure what additional tasks you should take on?
- Perhaps you’re new to a fast growth company and find the culture difficult as a finance leader?
Even if you’re already in a senior finance role, you might like to broaden your perspective and discover how to refresh your leadership style and create the right impact.
The Fast Growth finance director training courses are great place to start building your ultimate finance team.
Here are just a few of the topics we will cover:
"The course surpassed my expectations, now for the first time, I feel more confident applying for FD roles and I feel that I understand the role comprehensively."
I was looking for a Finance Director course to help me upskill within a condensed timeframe, with the flexibility to fit around my work schedule and private commitments. Fast Growth Consulting offered the Finance Director & CFO Course fit the bill. The course surpassed my expectations, now for the first time, I feel more confident applying for FD roles and I feel that I understand the role comprehensively. I enjoyed the learning format, punchy and quick lessons with many different types of formats to reinforce the concept being taught. Also, the information was presented in a pleasant and relatable way. I would highly recommend the Fast Growth Consulting FD/CFO course, if you are looking to progress in a short space of time.
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What's involved in the Fast Growth CFO Course?
This CFO training course made up of 10 comprehensive modules rolled out over 8 weeks. It’s self-paced, so you can take your time going through the content in your own time.
Each section includes video content, worksheets and templates to help create your own frameworks. You can join the Q&A sessions where your trainer, Alysha will work through any questions you have or examples that you want to go through.
You will be fully supported throughout your learning.
The Leadership Role
This module covers transitioning from a management / firm to a leadership role. We'll address the following questions:
- What does the most senior Finance role mean in a fast-growth business?
- How do you communicate differently?
- Your mindset: How to think about things differently.
- Confidence and dealing with imposter syndrome.
Relationships & Adding Value
This module covers relationships, networking, and adding value. We'll address the following: How you manage these both internally, with the Board of Directors and with 3rd parties.
- How to manage internal relationships
- How relationships with the Board of Directors
- How to manage relationships with 3rd Parties
Developing a Team
In this module, we'll cover the question: What should your finance function look like?
We’ll look at the skills and knowledge you’ll need to build a high-performance finance team.
Fixing your Baseline
In this module, we'll go over all of the interesting parts of your role that can't start until you have your baseline covered. Such as:
- Review of financial statements
- Ensure compliance
All Things Cash
The most important part of a small business, particularly fast growth is Cash Runway. What is it and how can you extend it.
In this module, we'll also cover Equity and Debt sourcing.
Adding Value & Reporting
In this module, we'll discuss how to get senior leadership, partners and shareholders engaged in the reports you're sharing. Can you tell a good story?
Budgeting & Forecasting
This module is also all about communication. Raise your profile by preparing outstanding reports for the board that will create value and impact.
As a Finance Director, there’s a range of fantastic accounting tools available to you. We’ll look at some of the best ones, including SaaS products that will make your life easier and help you create meaningful reports.
In this module, we'll discuss all things startup funding, including preparing for a fundraise.
Shares & Options
In this module, we'll review stock options and shares for the UK, Australia and the United States, and you'll receive resources on rewarding your company's team.
"I worked with Alysha while at a tech startup company. Alysha is a highly experienced finance professional; she was able to provide me with excellent guidance as to how to set up and develop a finance function at an early stage company."
She also provided me with useful worked and practical examples that were immediately applicable in the business. Further, Alysha is a pleasure to work with, she has a very positive attitude and is highly recommended to anyone who would like to upskill in their Finance Director role.
Why Choose Fast Growth Consulting?
The leap from a senior finance role to leadership is huge. Alysha created this course to help anyone looking to move to a leadership role, so they can prepare mentally for what’s ahead and ease the transition.
It’s the course she wishes was available when she made the leap, over 10 years ago. She says:
“I moved from a comfortable Head of Finance / Group Financial Controller role, reporting into a wonderful CFO to a Finance Director role in a new start-up.
I was in the most senior Finance role for years.
Overseeing the finance operations and managing the team was relatively straight forward. I had no problem looking after these aspects of the role.
However, I realised that was behaving as a manager and not a leader.
It took a couple of years and a hard knock to discover the error of my ways. After a few courses, mentoring and lots of self-study, I could see that I wasn't performing as a Finance Director when I first took on the role.
Looking back many years later, I've since discovered this isn't a unique journey. I’ve spoken to many peers who experienced the same ‘baptism of fire’. I didn’t think it should be that way, which is why I created a Finance Director training course for new or aspirational Finance Directors, or CFOs of a fast growth or SME – to help smooth the transition journey for others.
I wish this course existed when I first took on that first Finance Director role.
I've created this course
to teach you all I've learned so you can...
Learn how to be an excellent Finance Director
Own your new role
Ensure that annual reviews are full of praise, instead of criticism
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"This course was exactly what I needed – it provided a great structure to my preparations and helped me better understand what a Finance Director of a small start-up actually does. I could then confront it with the knowledge and experience I already had and identify the gaps that I still had to fill, making sure that I’m ready for the transition. "
I have been working as a group financial controller in a listed company, after having gained substantial experience in various areas of finance, in fast growing businesses. My aspiration for the next step in my career is to become a Finance Director of a fast-growing start-up company and, in preparation for this, I came across the “New Finance Director (CFO) in a Fast Growth business” course.
This course was exactly what I needed – it provided a great structure to my preparations and helped me better understand what a Finance Director of a small start-up actually does. I could then confront it with the knowledge and experience I already had and identify the gaps that I still had to fill, making sure that I’m ready for the transition.
The modules covered all aspects of the role, including leadership (as opposed to management), mindset (including a great chapter on the imposter syndrome), business partnering and developing the team, as well as core finance areas like reporting, budgeting and fundraising. The course presented a very practical view, including various ready-to-use templates and an overview of software solutions. This, together with real–life examples shared by Alysha made the course unique and was, in my view, its biggest strength.
The structure of the course was flexible and I found it easy to fit it around my busy schedule whilst the weekly Q&A sessions added an interactive element (and opportunity for networking!). I would recommend this course to anyone with a background similar to mine as well as (or maybe even more) to other finance professionals who are planning to take on a finance director role.
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