Thinking Like a CFO

The course then presents a practical outline of how CFOs pursue three of their basic priorities: managing costs, supporting revenue growth, and managing cash flows in the organization. Understanding how CFOs accomplish these priorities can help you achieve your departmental goals more effectively.

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Course Description

Organizational factors such as productivity, efficiency, and quality are important, but they alone are not enough for success. Making sure your department meets budgeted revenue and cost projections, maintains a healthy cash flow, and manages business risks adequately are equally important. One way to achieve these goals is to start thinking like a chief financial officer, or CFO, in your everyday decision making, problem solving, and management of business. A CFO mindset not only cares about productivity and efficiency, but also about organization's long-term financial health and sustainability. Applying CFO thinking also helps you get the support and approval of your CFO when you present your budget, expansion plans, and proposals requiring purchases and funds. When departments are competing for more resources and budget you should be able to make a strong business case and value proposition for resources needed for your operations. Having a CFO mindset about your department’s financial position and its reporting procedures can also help you take measured risks and ensure compliance to regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

This course provides some basic tips to get you started thinking like a CFO and explains why it's important to have that perspective. It then details the various responsibilities of CFOs in organizations to help you understand their viewpoint. The course then presents a practical outline of how CFOs pursue three of their basic priorities: managing costs, supporting revenue growth, and managing cash flows in the organization. Understanding how CFOs accomplish these priorities can help you achieve your departmental goals more effectively.

Exam & Certification

Candidates opting for Vskills certification, will undergo the assessment exam at Vskills centers, across India. The details for same are as.

  • The Certification Exam is for one hour (1 hour) duration.
  • The exam has 50 multiple choice questions (1 marks each), with no negative marking.
  • The passing percentage is 50% i.e., 25 marks need to be scored in order to clear the exam.
  • One exam attempt is provided per registration with no limit on re-appearance.
  • Certification Exam is computer based exam, held every month at Vskills exam centers.
  • Exam result is shown after submitting the exam.

Certification 

  • Successful candidates receive the hard copy certificate usually in 7-10 working days and the link to soft copy can be accessed with in 2-3 working days, post exam date.

FAQ's

GetCertGo (GCG) is one of the India’s largest skill assessment company for working professionals. GCG has transformed the learning and certification process by providing content in online modules which are easy to access and comprehend.
If candidate is registered for Vskills Certification, the certification Exam is for one hour (1 hour) duration.
If candidate is registered for Vskills Certification, then the exam has 50 multiple choice questions (1 marks each), with no negative marking.
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Some of the benefits that you get on taking GCG Certification exam are - Certifying skills that are valued by experts in the industry. Certification opens avenue for candidates as it is an proof of candidate's skills. Getcertgo Certification enhances the chances of employment. CVs of certified candidates are tagged on Monster India and Shine.com website.
There is no minimum qualification for taking up the Certification Exam
Different certifications have different supplementary content being provided to ease the preparation. Content in the form of online videos are provided.
Link to online videos with login credentials is e-mailed for registered certification.
The supplementary material provided, covers the table of contents for the certification.
Usually it takes maximum of 3 working days to get access to content as login credentials are e-mailed to candidate.
If candidate is registered for Vskills Certification, then the candidate need to schedule their exam with in 6 months of order date.
If candidate is registered for Vskills Certification Exam. Passing percentage is 50% i.e., 25 marks need to be scored in order to clear the exam.
If you have taken the Vskills Certification, then Exam is held every month.
If you have taken the Vskills Certification Exam. Then one exam attempt per registration with no limit on re-appearance.
The videos offer practical tips gathered from hard core live experience which you will enjoy and find effective once all steps are applied. And these steps are simple. To enhance the learning value, after each video , there are a set of simple objective ( yes/no and multiple choices) questions which you need to answer. That would help you revise and practise the strategies for you to get positive results like an interview call and your performance will improve increasing your chances of getting a job.
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