Finance Development for Aspiring Professionals

Become a confident and skilled business leader able to use financial data to overcome challenges, identify opportunities, and meet business objectives

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Become a confident and skilled business leader able to use financial data to overcome challenges, identify opportunities, and meet business objectives.

Develop the confidence to work effectively with the finance function and embed financial understanding into your decision-making. Aimed at senior non-finance professionals, this industry-specific masterclass will equip delegates with the financial knowledge and skills needed to operate successfully at director or partner level. Day 1 will take a strategic look at the four key financial statements in addition to covering gearing and liquidity, operating efficiency, and profitability; on day 2 delegates will examine client finance including funding, revenue costs, capital project costs and procurement. Delivered by two senior built environment leaders, the course will involve challenging, real-world scenarios and exercises which will ask you to take on the perspective of a senior strategic leader..

Course Benefits

For you:

  • Develop the financial knowledge and skills you need to proactively advance your career
  • Make better bottom-line decisions
  • Differentiate yourself in the eyes of your organisation and your clients by embedding financial understanding into your decisions
  • Learn vital strategies and tools that can be applied immediately
  • Build your professional network and gain valuable contacts

For your business:

  • Gain leaders who can use financial information and data to exploit opportunities, overcome challenges, and meet business objectives
  • Improve collaboration between non-finance professionals and the finance function
  • Develop executives who understand business dynamics
  • Acquire strategic thinkers who think long term and big picture, saving you time and money

What is included?

  • Highly interactive group sessions combining presentation, discussion, and group exercises, allowing you to practice skills and consolidate your learning in a safe training environment
  • Three senior technical trainers covering the three strands of finance knowledge you need to succeed: what your business needs from you, what your clients want, and an investor's perspective
  • All-inclusive residential including dinner with the faculty
  • Multiple opportunities for informal networking with delegates and faculty
  • A personal action plan tailored to you and your company to take back to your business
  • Membership of the RICS Leadership and Management Training Alumni Network, a global community of property and built environment professionals sharing experiences and ideas

Next steps

CPD: 13 hours

RICS member price: £1,750

Non-member price: £1,950

Who is this course for?

The Strategic Finance Masterclass recognises that an advanced knowledge of finance is vital to career progression. It is designed for Directors, Associates, Team Leaders, Departmental Managers and other aspiring professionals in the surveying, property and construction sectors who want to build the financial understanding and knowledge they need to underpin their career success.

Over the two days you will learn how to use financial information and data to identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and achieve business objectives. The course will help you develop confidence when working with the finance function, and will encourage you to embed financial understanding into your day-today decisions.

If you have any questions, please call us at +44 (0) 2476 868 584 or email

Course content

The course is a 2-day residential prior to which you will be asked to complete some pre-course reading. The residential will be highly interactive and will combine presentation, discussion, and group exercises. This will allow you to practice skills and consolidate your learning in a safe training environment. The residential will conclude with a reflective session which will enable delegates to identify key pieces of learning which they will take forward into their roles.

Topics covered include:

  • A strategic review of profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, cash flow and budgets
  • Gearing and liquidity
  • Operating efficiency
  • Profitability
  • Client finance
  • Funding and investment
  • Capital project costs
  • Client revenue costs
  • Procurement
  • Property portfolio and estates


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