Boardroom Financial Acumen

Uncovering and assessing financial data can seem daunting; however, staying on top of your organisation’s financial information is a core responsibility for any director. This short course is designed to help those looking to increase their financial literacy and prepare for future fiscal challenges.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This short course is suitable for all directors.

This course is suitable for directors from all sectors, with or without a background in finance. It is highly recommended that participants have already completed the Company Directors Course.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

This short course covers key aspects of organisational finances, including financial statements, financial leadership and how to face financial challenges.

Upon completion of this course, you will be will be able to:

  • Leverage financial leadership for effective governance and performance insight

  • Assess alternate business decisions for financial impacts

  • Determine the solvency and sustainability of an organisation

  • Evaluate the types of key questions directors should be asking in relation to financial reports and financial data and their implications on present and future organisational performance

  • Evaluate if sufficient questions have been asked and appropriate action has been taken to address financial concerns

Boardroom Financial Acumen is also useful in preparation for the CDC assessment and the mastering level course Mastering Financial Governance.

Course expectations

What can you expect?

Boardroom Financial Acumen is delivered over one full day and is led by expert facilitators with real-world experience.

Mode of study

This is a non-traditional, experiential short course. Group discussions and interactive working sessions will be led by an experienced facilitator.



This is a one-day course (7 hours).

Please ensure you have read and understood the Cancellation Policy.

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Why learn with us?


The content

Our programs and courses are designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts. The contemporary content is updated annually and includes case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for today's and tomorrow's directors.

The facilitators

With our rigorous selection criteria, we recruit facilitators boasting extensive real-world director experience and the ability to create an interactive and unique learning environment.

The participants

You'll spend time connecting with, learning from, and sharing experiences with, a broad range of high-calibre senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving performance.

The recognition

We offer highly-regarded and established governance and directorship programs. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance practice, and have the opportunity to earn post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors and are recognised by the wider director community.

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