Certified Board Directors Workshop - Corporate Finance, Accounting and Reporting
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Certified Board Directors Workshop - Corporate Finance, Accounting and Reporting

This module explores the financial stewardship and accountability obligations of the board to shareholders and other key stakeholders.

Non-member- USD 3,780
Associate- USD 3,591
Member- USD 3,321
Fellow- USD 2,871

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Special rates are available for companies wishing to purchase multiple seats - please ask us for more information.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/27/2021 to 1/28/2021
When: 27 - 28 January 2021
10:00 AM
United Arab Emirates
Contact: Noor Barghouthi
00971 (0)4 5547967

Online registration is available until: 1/27/2021
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This part of “The World of Directorship - Certificate in Board Directorship” explores the financial stewardship and accountability obligations of the board to shareholders and other key stakeholders.

The topics that this module will cover include:

• Corporate stewardship
• Accounting and auditing standards, frameworks, policies and principles to include: International Financial Reporting Standards and Integrated reporting
• The board’s key accounting information needs to include key financial performance metrics and ratios
• Measuring financial health and performance to include: price earnings (P/E) ratios

• The role of the CFO
• Sources of finance and capital gearing/leverage
• Capital decision making to include the weighted average cost of capital
• Capital gearing/leverage
• Dividend policy
• Valuation of an organisation
• Effective shareholder communications and investor relations
• The consequences of inadequate financial information
• Financial oversight and financial crisis indicators

Control Environment
• Board responsibilities and the control environment
• Internal controls
• The role of the internal audit
• The role of the audit committee
• The role of the external auditor
• Whistle blowing procedures

Corporate Reporting

• The regulator’s role in enforcing reporting obligations and the forms of enforcement of reporting obligations

Workshop Details:
Date: 27-28 January 2021
Location: Online
Facilitator: Dr. Chris Pierce, GCC BDI External Associate

About the Facilitator:
Dr Chris Pierce 

Dr Pierce is a senior GCC BDI external associate and the CEO of Global Governance Services Ltd. He works with policy makers, directors and boards in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the US and South America. Previously, Dr Pierce was the Director of Professional Standards and Development at the Institute of Directors (IoD) in the UK. He has also held senior management positions in the Overseas Development Administration, British Airways and Leeds Business School. Over the last fifteen years Dr Pierce has worked as an advisor to the boards of many of the largest listed companies, banks, sovereign wealth funds, stock exchanges and financial institutions around the World. He has chaired the World Bank Corporate Governance Code Development Workshops for the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) on a number of occasions in Egypt and Jordan. In 2014 he was awarded the Bertin Medal in Sweden by the International Academy for Quality for his contribution to Corporate Governance worldwide over the last decade.

Who should attend?
This workshop is designed to meet the development needs of existing, new and aspiring members of Boards of Directors and Board Committees, as well as the needs of advisors and senior executives who report to the board or board committees .


Participants are required to currently hold or recently (within the preceding 3 years) have held either a director seat or a senior management position within an organization; and have basic English literacy.

Workshop fees
Price per person for two day workshop:

Non-member- USD 3,780
Associate- USD 3,591
Member- USD 3,321
Fellow- USD 2,871


The Workshop of Directorship
This workshop is one of 4 modules which together form “The World of Directorship

Certificate in Board Directorship”. This programme encompasses the core knowledge and awareness that is necessary to function effectively as a director and covers:

  • An in-depth view of the role, responsibilities and legal duties of an effective director;
  • An understanding of the characteristics of an effective board and board roles;
  • The issues and processes associated with formulating strategic and business plans and achieving strategic leadership. Sound knowledge of accounting, financial and risk terms and concepts; and
  • An in-depth perspective of the accounting, finance, control and corporate reporting functions.

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