Financial Management for Executives

Over the course of 4 days, ‚Financial Management for Executives‘ will lend you the skills you need to enhance your company’s financial bottom line.



This course is meant for executives and managers who are responsible for result achievement for a company, business area, business unit or profit center. Because these areas are in charge of financial management. And they make decisions that are significant in determining the financial prosperity of their company. The seminar will show you how to carry out these financial executive tasks to achieve excellent financial results.


  • CEOs, business owners, members of executive boards
  • Heads of business areas, business units, countries and subsidiaries who want to carry out executive financial tasks even better than before
  • Managers with responsibility for result achievement who want to use the opportunities offered by modern financial management even more effectively


Modern Financial Management

  • Profit and cost management
  • Liquidity and profitability
  • Financial value-creation
  • Controlling

Setting Financial Goals

  • How to set ambitious profit objectives that are derived from business and market logic
  • How above-average company results begin with the right profit planning

Capital Expenditures

  • Capital expenditures as «profit killer»
  • Capital expenditures as strategic competitive advantage
  • Determining the right value-added depth
  • In or outsourcing?
  • Cost variability through concentrating on core functions

The Costs of Capital, Modern Financing

  • Lowering the costs of capital
  • Modern forms of financing
  • Internal or external financing
  • Mixed forms of financing

Budgeting and Liquidity Management

  • Modern budgeting approaches
  • Warning – liquidity trap!
  • How much liquidity reserves must you have?
  • Tools for controlling liquidity

Managing Profits

  • A leverage for results management
  • Measures to improve results
  • Realizing cash-flow objectives
  • Eliminating sources for loss
  • Using dormant potential for improving results


  • Increased capital intensity as a danger to rate-of-return objectives
  • Cemented fixed costs as loss of flexibility
  • Investing where necessary
  • Make or buy – the optimal value-added depth

Rate of Return and Value Management

  • Factors that influence rate of return and corporate value
  • Measures to increase profitability
  • Measures for sustainable increases in corporate value

Profitable Growth

  • Exceeding your minimal necessary size
  • Growth in a growth market
  • Growth in a stagnating market
  • How to achieve profitable growth

Capital Markets, Banks

  • The logic of the capital market
  • The logic of the bank as creditor
  • The role played by analysts and opinion-makers
  • Investor relations

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Acquiring companies or parts of companies
  • Purchasing market share
  • Acquiring size, real or presumed synergies and the effects of added experience
  • Buying into new business and new core competencies
  • Assessment, due diligence

Restructuring and Turnaround

  • Verifying the ability to restructure
  • The restructuring concept
  • Achieving a turnaround


  • Rather be smaller, but more profitable?
  • Resizing as a strategy of adaptation
  • Resizing as a strategy of specialization
  • Accepting social responsibility
  • Motivating despite fear of downsizing – room for maneuvering and how to proceed

Designing the right Cost Structure

  • Determining allowable costs
  • Designing a justifiable cost concept based on market realities
  • Specifying a break-even point based on the logic of business fluctuation
  • Seeking cost leadership – yes or no?
  • Making decisions locally

Controlling and Planning

  • What do you need to control to achieve effective financial management?
  • What controlling tools are necessary?
  • Do they reveal deviations early enough?

Managing with Key Performance Indicators

  • What KPIs allow you to reduce the tasks of financial management to their essentials?
  • What content should a fact book contain to be a concise controlling tool?
  • Analyzing business models using financial parameters
Key details


09.03.2020 - 12.03.2020, Berlin
CHF 4'900.- / EUR 4'600.- Excl. VAT, invoicing in Euro possible (depending on current exchange rate)


11.05.2020 - 14.05.2020, St.Gallen
CHF 4'900.- / EUR 4'600.- Excl. VAT, invoicing in Euro possible (depending on current exchange rate)


12.10.2020 - 15.10.2020, Flims Waldhaus
CHF 4'900.- / EUR 4'600.- Excl. VAT, invoicing in Euro possible (depending on current exchange rate)


19.10.2020 - 22.10.2020, London
CHF 4'900.- / EUR 4'600.- Excl. VAT, invoicing in Euro possible (depending on current exchange rate)
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