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Benefit from theoretical foundation and practical advice on creating efficient and effective management structures that minimise risk. This course will help you understand the main provisions of the UK's Corporate Governance Code and identify governance problems within a company. You will also gain advice on establishing effective board management including remuneration and audit committees. In addition the course explains how to use governance principles to create successful business strategies and why poor governance has led to corporate scandal in the past.

CPD: 4 hours

Full Programme

What is corporate governance?

  • What is the theory behind corporate governance?
  • Why is good governance important?
  • What approaches are used to encourage good governance?

The UK Corporate Governance Code

  • Which businesses should comply with the code?
  • What are the consequences of non-compliance?
  • What are the main principles of the code?
  • How can small companies apply the code?

How should boards be managed effectively?

  • Why is it important to split the roles of chairman and chief executive?
  • How can executive remuneration be managed fairly and with transparency?
  • Why do non-executive directors play a crucial role in good governance?

The role of the financial professional in good governance

  • How can finance professionals support good governance in an organisation?
  • Why is the audit committee a crucial part of good governance?
  • What part do internal auditors and internal controls play in good governance?
  • What good governance principles should be used in dealing with external advisors?

Course leader

Lisa Weaver is a professionally qualified lecturer with 15 years experience of exam-based, and CPD lecturing for accounting and finance professionals. Lisa qualified ACA with Deloitte, and spent 4 years in audit practice, with clients ranging from major charities, multi-national organisations and listed companies to football clubs.

Since leaving audit practice, Lisa has lectured financial reporting, audit and governance subjects, developing and delivering CPD courses for qualified accountants working in industry and in practice. Her clients have included KPMG, PWC, National Grid, British Energy, Orange, ACCA, AAT, ICAEW and CIMA. Lisa has delivered courses across Europe, the Caribbean, China and South East Asia and is regularly published in ACCA's Accounting and Business journal.

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Course price

£75 + VAT (Non-members)

ICSA Members and Students get a discount of 10% with the code ICSA101 

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