Role of the Finance Director

Learn how to balance the demands of this complex role.

The demands on the modern finance director continue to evolve in an increasingly competitive and regulatory environment. Whether you’re newly appointed, aspiring to the role or looking for fresh insights, this practical course will give you what you need to be an effective financial custodian.

6 hours


This course will give you the knowledge and skills to:

  • explain the role of the finance director in shaping the board’s core responsibilities
  • define the key competencies required to drive sustainable success
  • examine your role in driving change and innovation
  • develop the competencies you need to thrive in challenging times
  • build diverse teams through trust, purpose and culture


You will learn how to balance the complex demands of this crucial role and gain insight into your board responsibilities. You will learn how to carry out your duties effectively and improve your personal contribution. You will feel empowered to evaluate your financial strategies and ensure that these fully support the broader strategic aims and objectives of your organisation.

Course leaders

Our course leaders are expert practitioners specialising in governance, strategy, leadership and finance with exceptional real-world experience.

Dates and prices

30 Sep
116 Pall Mall, London

It is vital that the board have a complete understanding of all areas of the organisation. There are a lot of non-finance directors who are incredibly bright, forward thinking but terrified of accounts. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the role.

Vicky Clarke Brown CDir, Custom Solar Ltd

Here to help

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our business courses. Our contact hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. If you would like someone from our team to contact you, please email us at [email protected] and we will get in touch within 24 hours on weekdays.

IoD Professional Development

+44 (0)20 3855 4309 [email protected]
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