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06 December 2021

Communicating financial information with impact

Category: MASTER COURSE

In this day and age, information is abundant. But it is not always useful. Much time (and money!) is spent pulling together information and creating reports but it is debateable how helpful these really are. This course is aimed at those who seek to engage and influence through information.

Who should attend?
This course is aimed at those who seek to engage and influence through information. Whilst a typical delegate might be from the finance profession, the content may indeed be useful to other professionals whose job involves reporting information on a regular basis.

What will you gain?
In this day and age, information is abundant. But it is not always useful. Much time (and money!) is spent pulling together information and creating reports but it is debateable how helpful these really are. Key conclusions and recommendations can be lost in high volumes of technical and complex data.

Financial information is typically numerical and the challenge for finance professionals is to translate it into something meaningful that drives decision making. Information is not power unless the messages are clear and convincing. This can be particularly challenging when those on the receiving end are from the non-finance world.

Programme outline
Introduction and context setting

  • Common problems with financial information

PART 1 – Communicating financial information in writing

Understanding your recipient

  • Key questions to ask before you start putting together any communication
  • Stakeholder analysis

Writing with impact

  • 4 elements of readability
  • Content – organising and explaining findings and recommendations, inductive vs. deductive logic
  • Style – tips for writing more clearly, prose vs. bullets, using tables
  • Design – layout, typography
  • Content – report structures, executive summary

Presenting numbers

  • Helpful formatting to add clarity and making reading easier and quicker
  • Getting your message across when using numbers

Using graphs effectively

  • Appropriate use of graphs
  • Tips for adding clarity

PART 2 – Communicating financial information verbally

Verbally communicating financial information

  • Key challenges and how we might manage them
  • The communication cycle and interference

Influencing and persuasion

  • Influencing styles
  • Merrill and Reid Social Styles model
  • Advocacy and enquiry
  • Cialdini’s 6 laws of persuasion

The course starts at 9.30am. 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
6 December 2021 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.
24 February 2022 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.
12 May 2022 - 09:30 Online Live Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.
21 September 2022 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.
21 November 2022 - 09:30 Online Live Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.


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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.  

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