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Business performance, reporting and strategy courses

Increase your strategic and commercial capability to generate business solutions with our wide range of business strategy training courses. Our business performance training is delivered online and covers an array of topics.

All CPD courses are live virtual classrooms and can be delivered in-house.

Virtual business strategy classrooms

Agile Excel – reporting and dashboards

Discover how to present financial information in a clear and concise manner with this business analytics and reporting course.

Agile project management for finance professionals

Traditional project management techniques tend to be linear. Our approach in this business strategy course is continuous, making it more agile, and better suited to deliver results in the fast-moving environment of today.

Influencing the strategic planning process

This business strategy course helps you explore the lessons from the world's most successful businesses. Learn the importance of creating customer-focussed business plans, and how finance should contribute to organisational strategy.

Lean accounting – make your finance function more efficient

This business performance course will give you a firm foundation and practical insights into lean finance practices that will enable your team to focus on value added activities by streamlining accounting routines.

Measuring ROI on commercial activity

This course equips you with powerful techniques to challenge commercial colleagues to get to the core of commercial ROI.

Quick month-end close

This business reporting training course is for everyone who wants to improve timelines of month end reporting to management and the board.

Risk management for finance professionals

This course provides a good practical overview of what chartered accountants, both executive and indeed non-executive, need to know about risk management.

Understand contractual risk – why the accountant’s perspective is crucial

This course will demystify legal concepts and terminology and will explain how the terms of the contract can accurately and clearly reflect the intentions of the parties.

Additional business strategy courses available for in-house delivery

For more information on how you can run any of the below strategy, reporting and business performance courses for your team or to find out how they can be tailored to your company, please email academy@icaew.com.

Ethics for business

This interactive and engaging workshop goes further than just understanding the various codes of ethics. It looks deeper at personal psychology, organisational culture and how these can impact on behaviour (both corporate and personal).

The commercial accountant

Learn how to negotiate pretty much anything with pretty much anyone, and then see how you can apply that knowledge as a finance professional to provide more insightful and timely financial support.

Winning KPIs – using metrics to improve business performance

This business strategy course shows you how to identify performance measures that can help your business better deliver to its strategic goals and objectives.