Risk Management

by David Allen
access120 days access
cpd hours4 CPD hours
price£75+vat

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the concept of risk management
  • Identify the impact risk management has on a company
  • Understand the processes required for risk management to be put in place
  • Develop an understanding of the Bribery Act and its implications
  • Use recent risk management disasters to help avoid future problems
  • Manage the effects of extreme events on a business

It is difficult, these days, to pick up a newspaper or magazine and not find stories involving serious problems which have suddenly struck particular enterprises. The cause may have been external to the enterprise (such as a natural disaster like earthquakes or floods) or internal (such as a failure to comply with regulations, or issues with quality control).

Whatever the cause you are left to wonder why top management were not aware of the possibility so that they could take evasive action – or at least be in a position to react quickly and positively when the problem arose.

Risk Management looks at the context in which the concept of risk management has developed, the sort of infrastructure and processes it requires, and the impact it has on traditional control systems. It also looks at some of the problems which have made national and international news.

Risk Management is part of Nelson Croom's Issues and Debates suite of learning. Issues and Debates courses stimulate intelligent dialogue and debate and provide a valuable and evolving resource of professional knowledge and experience. These courses are topical, practical and highly relevant to today’s changing market. Each module is split into two activities: Understanding the issues and Putting it into practice. The first encourages you to think about a topic, drawing on your own professional experience and knowledge. The second helps you to put ideas and/or theories into practice as part of your day-to-day work.

The Context

  • Financial crises
  • The nature of risk
  • Impact of megatrends
  • Regulatory requirements

The infrastructure

  • Foundation stones
  • Sources of value
  • Risk appetite
  • Framework

Practicalities

  • Budgetary control
  • Investing
  • Extreme events
  • Crisis management

Recent Issues

  • The Bribery Act
  • Recent disasters

David Allen CBE, MPhil, FCMA, FCIS was employed for many years by the Cadbury Schweppes group, holding directorships of various companies, latterly Cadbury Ltd. Whilst with the group, he coined the expression Strategic Financial Management to refer to an approach which enabled the finance function to play a proactive role in the formation and monitoring of strategy, and offered an antidote to short-termism.

During that period he was also president of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), chairman of the Management Accounting stream of the International Federation of Accountants, a visiting professor at Loughborough University Business School and a member of the Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council.

He retired from all of the above in order to concentrate on the promulgation of the concept and practice of Strategic Financial Management, through the medium of S. F. M. Ltd. This involved writing, lecturing and consulting, and led to a number of non-executive directorships in private and public sectors.

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