Managing People in Finance

by Alan Nelson

For many businesses, people are the largest cost. This course will help you to get everyone lined up and enthusiastic about achieving the organisation's goals, and ensure they are as productive as they can be.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Provide personal leadership to your team and financial leadership to your colleagues
  • Align your team with the organisation’s strategy to get them focused on the right outcomes
  • Become an effective coach, motivating your team and improving their performance through constructive coaching
  • Strike an appropriate balance between managing and doing, deciding which jobs to do yourself and how to delegate other jobs effectively

About the course

For many businesses, people are the largest cost. So, it makes sense that we should apply the same rigour to our investment in them as we do to an investment in a new project or plant and equipment. This course will help you to get everyone lined up and enthusiastic about achieving the organisation’s goals, and ensure they are as productive as they can be.

The course focuses on two key concepts: alignment – how to get everyone pushing in the same direction – and productivity – increasing the productivity of your team by helping them get as good as they can be. The course will help you to develop as a leader, a coach and as an effective member of the team.

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Contents

  • Management
    • Management in finance
    • The meaning of management
    • Organisational structure
    • Overcoming organisational problems
  • Leadership
    • Leadership in finance
    • The meaning of leadership
    • What makes a good leader?
    • Leadership styles
  • Alignment
    • Alignment and goal translation
    • Mission statements, goals and objectives
    • Writing SMART objectives
  • Setting expectations
    • Performance criteria in finance
    • Using competencies with your team
    • Personal development plans
    • Using performance criteria to resolve problems
  • Coaching
    • The manager as coach
    • The importance of coaching
    • Motivating people
  • Effective feedback
    • The power of feedback
    • Structuring a formal feedback session
    • Root causes of performance problems
    • The principles of effective feedback
  • Leading from within the team
    • Balancing personal workload
    • Rules for effective delegation
    • Communication - the key skill of every manager
  • Performance appraisals
    • Handling performance appraisals

Author

Alan Nelson

After studying economics, Alan began his career in accountancy before moving into senior management positions in the book trade. He founded Nelson Croom, the publisher of accountingcpd.net which he has run ever since. He is currently Chair of ICAEW’s Practice Assurance Committee and a member of IFA’s Regulatory Committee.

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