Speaking in Numbers: How to Talk Profit with Boards and Executives

Learn strategies to explain your profit formula to your Board of Directors and your team.
Personal Development / Business Communication & Board Relations

CFO Profit Boards Executives Execsense

Format 50 Minute Lesson
Chapters 7
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience CFO
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Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Dwain Speese (CFO / Senior Management Consultant – CFO Advisory Services), examine the evolved role of the CFO in a shifting investment world, and how to establish and communicate long-term objectives despite shorter-than-ever timelines.

In this 50-minute session, you will learn:

  • How to establish successful objectives, policies, procedures, processes, programs and practices, and how to direct investment and performance to positively impact the bottom line
  • Why and how the role of the CFO has changed, and what responsibilities now fall under the position including identifying emerging markets, harnessing information technology, mastering operations, and more
  • A step-by-step guide to strategic planning with a specific focus on using the right tools to calculate your profit formula, identifying stakeholders, and communicating your company’s outlook to executives and shareholders
  • A complete breakdown of strategic communication planning; the differences between internal and external forms of communication, and why you as CFO need to master both
  • How to use profitability ratios, industry benchmarks, new tools, income statement trends, and more to communicate your company’s financial information; the importance of financial forecasting, expectation setting, and understanding project-level profitability
  • What the SMART criteria is and why it matters

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Dwain Speese
CFO / Senior Management Consultant, CFO Advisory Services
Financial Management

ExecSense_Dwain Speese

Dwain Speese is a finance and management professional with an in-depth knowledge of small business and middle market lending, corporate finance, equipment financing, private equity, institutional investing and CFO duties.

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With a thorough understanding of financial and credit analysis and analyzing complex financial business transactions, Mr. Speese has extensive experience in developing strategic, business consulting solutions resulting in improved performance.

With tenure at Chase Bank, Bank of America, The CIT Group, GE Capital and Ibbotson Associates, he has worked on and completed numerous financial transactions that represent a broad and in-depth understanding of capital needs and the various stages of emerging and mature businesses.

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