Course ID: CS-GATB

Governance and the Board

While several years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty have continued to plague business decision-making. The roles and responsibilities of CPAs and finance professionals, meanwhile, has continued to expand. This course is part of a series of short courses that will explore key economic and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come.

This one hour course will examine and walk-through the keys to effective governance and dealing with a board of directors. Special focus will be given to the role of the financial professional in analyzing the effectiveness of various boards, and how establishing critical success factors can lead to more effective governance.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and analyze a company’s Product Concept
  • Recognize Mission versus Strategic versus Operational roles
  • Analyze and understand the various planning horizons
  • Identify key critical success factors in an organization
  • Identify corporate Board Criteria

Major Topics

  • Mission, strategy and operational views
  • Governance and the product concept
  • Planning horizons
  • Determinants of demand
  • Elasticity of demand
  • Key performance indicators
  • Board criteria
  • Critical success factors

Who Should Attend

CPAs, industry accounting and finance staff, C-level corporate officers

Fields of Study

Business Management & Organization




Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits




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