Thinking Like a CFO

In partnership with Skillsoft, GetCertGo presents Thinking Like a CFO.

Course Description

Organizational factors such as productivity, efficiency, and quality are important, but they alone are not enough for success. Making sure your department meets budgeted revenue and cost projections, maintaining a healthy cash flow, and managing business risks are equally important. One way to achieve these goals is to start thinking like a chief financial officer, or CFO, in your everyday decision making, problem solving, and management of business. A CFO mindset not only cares about productivity and efficiency, but also about the organization's long-term financial health and sustainability. Applying a mindset similar to a CFO also helps you get the support and approval of your CFO when you present your budget, expansion plans, and proposals for requiring purchases and funds. When departments are competing for more resources and b... Read More »

Organizational factors such as productivity, efficiency, and quality are important, but they alone are not enough for success. Making sure your department meets budgeted revenue and cost projections, maintaining a healthy cash flow, and managing business risks are equally important. One way to achieve these goals is to start thinking like a chief financial officer, or CFO, in your everyday decision making, problem solving, and management of business. A CFO mindset not only cares about productivity and efficiency, but also about the organization’s long-term financial health and sustainability. Applying a mindset similar to a CFO also helps you get the support and approval of your CFO when you present your budget, expansion plans, and proposals for requiring purchases and funds. When departments are competing for more resources and budget you should be able to make a strong business case and value proposition for resources needed for your operations. Having a CFO mindset about your department’s financial position and its reporting procedures can also help you take measured risks and ensure compliance to regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

This from GetCertGo course provides the basic tips to get you started thinking like a CFO and explains why it’s important to have that perspective. It details the various responsibilities of CFOs in organizations to help you understand their viewpoint. The course then presents a practical outline of how CFOs pursue three of their basic priorities: managing costs, supporting revenue growth, and managing cash flows in the organization. Understanding how CFOs accomplish these priorities can help you achieve your departmental goals more effectively.

This course from GetCertGo will cover:

  • How to get the mind-set of a CFO
  • How to make financial decisions
  • How to prepare and present a business case
  • How to manage risk

Key Features

  • Unlimited access to online content
  • Certification developed by industry professionals and academicians
  • Content updated as per evolving industry requirements
  • Career boost for students and professionals
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Course Details:

Target Audience

This course is ideal for anyone who aspires to be a CFO or wants to think like one.

Access Timeframe

6 Months

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisities for this course.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion.

Format of Certification

Digital and Print

Professional Association/Affiliation

Vskills - A Government of India company.

Method of Obtaining Certification

Upon successful completion of a course, the learner can download their certificate from their Learner Dashboard.
If the learner wants to obtain the Vskills certificate they will have to schedule an exam with Vskills with the login given and pass the exam.

Additional Details

Candidates opting for the Vskills certification will undergo the assessment exam at a Vskills center, located across India. The details for same are as:

  • The Certification Exam is one hour (1 hour) in duration.

  • The exam has 50 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), with no negative marking.

  • The passing percentage is 50% i.e., 25 marks need to be scored in order to clear the exam.

  • One exam attempt is provided per registration with no limit on re-appearance.

  • Certification Exam is computer based exam, held every month at Vskills exam centers.

  • Exam result is shown after submitting the exam.


Certification:

Successful candidates receive the hard copy certificate usually in 7-10 working days and the link to soft copy can be accessed with in 2-3 working days, post exam date.
About Instructor:

Course Provider: Skillsoft

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