We are living and working in a global economy. Our daily lives, as individuals and as business people, are guided by a network of financial transactions that can make the difference between surviving and thriving in a complex world.
Expert assistance is available, from individuals and companies with unique experience in this field. Whether you are just starting to move about as a manager of finances, or you have years of work behind you but need a fresh perspective for the future, you will be able to find courses and programmes that will give you the necessary tools.
Areas in which expertise is available include:
- Analysis of Financial Statements
- Budgets and Budget Reports
- Capital Markets
- Risk Management
- Internal Auditing
- International Financial Report Standards (IFRS)
This short list certainly does not mention all the areas in which assistance and information are available, but it provides some food for thought if you are thinking about enhancing your financial knowledge. A few leading companies have established a network of training consultants from all segments of the global economy, employing them as highly qualified professionals who can make a difference in your business life.
These experts not only have the ‘book’ knowledge that is often essential to success; they have the ‘street level’ knowledge as well. They use both the proven management theories and the case studies that have worked for them in their own fields, and bring them to a training structure that offers dozens of different courses.
Courses may last for three days or continue for up to three weeks, depending on the instructor, the area of study, and the complexity of the subject matter. You will have such options as learning more about financial management in the oil and gas industry, administration of the human resources sector, operations management and much more.
If you are living and working in a part of the world hundreds of miles from the training headquarters, be advised that the leading companies serve markets in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In these geographical locations, you will have access to financial management courses in oil, gas and petrochemicals, banking and financial services, telecommunications, utilities, port authorities, manufacturing and several others.
Should you feel that your company or your individual position requires training specific to that situation, the top providers may also be able to plan and create training solutions for you. In fact, they have established a segment of their network specifically for addressing tailor-made training. If you have a need for in-house training due to budget or travel restrictions, these global-training firms may also be able to arrange for instruction on your premises.
The majority of training courses at this level are conducted in English, unless a specific course states otherwise. It may also be possible to arrange a native-language course, but you should contact the company to discuss these arrangements. Financial management training can be your key to future success.