Corporate Governance

by Lisa Weaver
access120 days access
cpd hours4 CPD hours

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the main provisions of the UK's Corporate Governance Code
  • Identify governance problems within a company
  • Establish effective board management including remuneration and audit committees
  • Understand why poor governance has led to corporate scandal in the past
  • Use governance principles to create successful business strategies

The notorious case of Enron focused the world's attention on the corporate structure and management of business. The associated demise of Arthur Andersen shocked the accounting profession. Using real world examples and case studies throughout, Lisa Weaver's course blends theoretical underpinnings with practical advice on creating efficient and effective management structures that minimise risk. It is fully up to date with the Corporate Governance Code which was revised in May 2018.

What is corporate governance?

  • What is the theory behind corporate governance?
  • Why is good governance important?
  • What approaches are used to encourage good governance?

The UK Corporate Governance Code

  • Which businesses should comply with the code?
  • What are the consequences of non-compliance?
  • What are the main principles of the code?
  • How can small companies apply the code?

How should boards be managed effectively?

  • Why is it important to split the roles of chairman and chief executive?
  • How can executive remuneration be managed fairly and with transparency?
  • Why do non-executive directors play a crucial role in good governance?

The role of the financial professional in good governance

  • How can finance professionals support good governance in an organisation?
  • Why is the audit committee a crucial part of good governance?
  • What part do internal auditors and internal controls play in good governance?
  • What good governance principles should be used in dealing with external advisors?

Lisa Weaver is a professionally qualified (ICAEW) lecturer with 20 years experience of exam-based, and CPD lecturing for accounting and finance professionals. Lisa qualified with Deloitte and her clients ranged from major charities, multi-national organisations and listed companies to football clubs.

Since leaving audit practice, Lisa has lectured financial reporting, audit and governance subjects, developing and delivering CPD courses for qualified accountants working in industry and in practice. Lisa has delivered courses across Europe, the Caribbean, China and South East Asia.Lisa is now an Associate Professor at Warwick Business School, delivering on a range of programmes including MBA. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

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