Join Pat Woods for
How to Finesse Finance and Think Like Your Executive

15th November 2022

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Pat Woods - How to Finesse Finance and Think Like Your Executive

4-hour online course, from 3pm (GMT), 4pm (CET), 9am (ET), 6am (PT)  (includes 2x 90-minute sessions, 30-minute break, and 30-minute Q&A) 

Has finance always been a mystery to you?

Corporate finance is the lifeblood of any organization. As an administrative professional, you can add significant value by understanding the basics of budgeting (financial plans) and how to drill down into a vendor’s pricing to get the best value for money.

The word “finesse” means the skillful, artful and/or diplomatic handling of something that might be difficult for others.

The purpose of this Masterclass is to pull back the curtain on the mystery or secrecy of finance by focusing on the key areas of understanding basic statements:

  • Balance sheet (assets vs. liabilities),
  • Income statement (revenues, expenses and profits)
  • Cash flow (are we growing, shrinking, or stagnant?)

Pat Woods is a leading trainer for The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEA®

Online Course
USD $375

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4-hour online course
60-day access to the recordings after the event
Includes Q&A with Pat
Interactive chat with Pat and your peers

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Patrick S. Woods
Leading Trainer for ACEA® | Senior Executive

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About The Event

Who Must Attend this Masterclass?

Anyone working in an administrative professional role including:

  • Administrative professionals directly supporting the CFO, Finance or Accounting Leaders
  • Administrative professionals supporting other senior leaders with budgetary responsibility
  • Anyone, from any function, who wants to improve their knowledge and skill sets related to corporate finance

What Are The Learning Objectives?

By attending this masterclass you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics and roles of financial statements in an organization
  • Prepare, monitor and control key budgets
  • Use cost modelling as a tool when negotiating and purchasing goods/services from key vendors
  • Demonstrate how the administrative professional role can contribute to overall corporate finance

What Are The Course Contents?

Section 1

Just what is corporate finance and why you should know about it?

Section 2

Make your statement:  Understanding your organisation’s balance sheet, income & cash flow statements

Section 3

“Mess with my budget and you mess with me”: Principles of good budgeting

Section 4

“Let’s break it down”: Going beyond vendor pricing with cost modelling

Section 5

How to apply the best practices learned from this masterclass

What our attendees say:

Your vast knowledge and hands on experience is impressive and I am more keen to spend a dedicated time on my routine to enhance my academic skills.
P. Rajagopal – Black Box /Taiwan
It has been my great pleasure learning from you, you have been a great teacher to us. Very grateful.
A. Alroqi– Saudi Arabia
Mr Patrick seems to be a very pleasant and a good trainer.
C. Lukusa – United Nations Office for Project Services /UAE

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