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29 September 2022

The strategically focused accountant


Explore the accountant’s role in strategy development and delivery and find out how to use the skills of the accountant to add strategic value to your organisation. This course will give you greater confidence in your ability to make a strategic input.

Who should attend?

  • accountants, financial managers and financial directors who wish to enhance their strategic thinking ability and strategic role within their organisations
  • those who would like to acquire these skills with the aim of progressing their career
  • finance professionals who see the need for the accountant to move from counting to consulting and coaching.

What you will gain
Greater confidence in your ability to make a strategic input gained through:

  • an understanding of different methodologies and tools to develop and deliver business strategy gained through discussion with other finance professionals
  • a challenge to the traditional view of the accountant’s role in strategy development
  • different views of strategy and its impact on your business and role 
  • a process for good strategic thinking and adding value to your business 
  • an overview of a range of practical tools for strategic analysis and formulation 
  • a methodology that makes sure your strategy stays vital!

Programme outline

  • Different views of strategy and what the accountant can bring to the table…and how different strategies impact on the accountant.
  • Group discussions considering the various processes and models for promoting strategic thinking.
  • Considering a revised process for quality strategic thinking.
  • An overview of available tools in each area of the strategic thinking process.
  • Organisational behaviour: making sure the business contributes and can deliver the strategy.
  • Case studies: how and why business strategies succeed…or fail!
  • Action planning and next steps.

The course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 5.00pm. Lunch and refreshments are included.
6 CPD hours (where applicable). 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Booking Information

Date Location Price
29 September 2022 - 09:30 Online Live Price: GBP 666.00
Member price: £599. Plus VAT on all prices.
13 December 2022 - 09:30 Online Live Price: GBP 666.00
Member price: £599. Plus VAT on all prices.

The strategic accountant

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In-house training 
We can develop tailored training programmes to enhance the finance and business skills of staff across your organisation. To discuss how we can meet your learning and development needs please email us.

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If you have any queries please email or phone us on: +44 (0)3300 603400.

The venue for this course will be confirmed 14 days before the scheduled date. 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses.  

This course will be delivered by BPP Professional Education Limited (“BPP”).  Accordingly, when you sign up for this course, CIMA will pass on the contact details you have provided to BPP so that they can contact you to complete your booking and process payment.  BPP will process any personal information it collects about you in accordance with its privacy policy, which is available at:

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