The Competent Director and Board Finance

01 February 2017


Date: 01 February 2017
Time: 08:30am - 5.00pm
Venue: Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5EE
Members: £350+ VAT Non-Members: £500+ VAT

It’s daunting enough joining a board and getting to grips with your role and responsibilities, especially if it is your first board appointment.  But if you do not have a financial background or training, then it’s an even more daunting prospect to have to interrogate the companies accounts, and make sure you understand the many financial documents you will be presented with.

In the safe environment of this one day workshop, you will join other delegates in the same boat as yourself to learn the essentials of board finances, how to understand and interpret the accounts and assess the financial health of the organisation. 

Our presenter is Stephen McNamee. Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and is currently a Lecturer in Accounting at the Ulster University. He has a wide range of experience across professional practice, the public sector, the banking industry and as a Senior Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Supported by Ulster Bank and Arthur Cox as part of the IoD Competent Director Series.

Contributes to building the Core Competencies of a director relating to: Strategic direction, Independence and Judgement

  • Understand and be able to contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Be able to articulate and demonstrate an understanding of good governance and the role and responsibilities of an independent, non-executive director.
  • Be willing and able to challenge and call others, including the management, to account.
  • Possess and demonstrate the skills to assess and understand complex information (including financial information) and situations.
  • Be always mindful of how decisions will impact on the long-term health of the organisation rather than the directors, shareholders or other stakeholders.


Book online here or please contact Julie-Anne Clarke

Minimum numbers: 8
Cancellation: at least 5 working days’ notice.
Prices include refreshments.

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