Financial Excellence: Create Value in Your Organization

Financial Excellence: Create Value in Your Organization
April 24th, 2024


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As a Financial Manager, how are you differentiating your organization from competition? What financial strategic options do you consider?

Companies today are facing a more and more global, complex and unstable market environment. Instead of looking for long-term strategic sustainable alternatives, many companies are focused on short-term profit maximizing. This situation generates a lot of pressure cascaded down from the Board of Directors to the Senior Management, from the Senior Management to the Middle Management and from the Middle Management to the individual employee.

Register to this intensive 3-day financial management training programme focused on practical learning, designed and facilitated by senior financial professionals that understand your challenges and will guide you to find effective solutions. Bring your strategic dilemmas to the programme and get direction on analytical and organizational approaches. You will return back to work with more confidence, make more intelligent and rational decisions and ensure your strategic initiatives are effective.

This financial management training combines proven-by-practice methods with new insights and ideas that will help you set a successful financial strategy and create financial value in your organization.

The Right Programme for you

This finance training course is designed for:

  • Finance or Business Manager with minimum 8 years business experience, management responsibility and a basic understanding of financial statements
  • Also appropriate for newly appointed General Managers and Vice Presidents. 

Learn, Practice and Use

After taking this programme, you will grow your financial management skills and be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of value creation, from definition to enablers
  • Identify strategies and tactics to help the Finance team adapt its credentials, skills and behavior to contribute powerfully to value creation
  • Select and use tools and techniques to measure value creation

During the programme you will:

  • Network and learn from a diverse group of peers from different functions, industries and countries
  • Develop a personal action plan to implement back at work
  • Learn and practice using real-world examples over 3 interactive days

The programme is focused on YOU and your journey into adding shareholder and stakeholder value and positively influencing your peers to get aligned.

Programme Modules

What will you learn and practice?

Financial Excellence: Create Value in Your Organization is a 3-days hands-on training programme, highly interactive with exercises and role plays. The programme will be led by an experienced facilitator with former financial management experience in international companies.

Programme Outline:


Module 1: Main value creation contributors

  • Value creation definition
  • Major value creation contributors
  • Innovation
  • Intangibles
  • Value driven business system

Module 2: Strategic options to create value

  • Strategic options based on the customer value proposition
  • Organic growth
  • External growth
  • Operational excellence


Module 1: Traditional role of Finance

  • The theoretical balancing act
  • Compliance & Fiduciary duty
  • Business support

Module 2: From Finance Manager to Sparing Partner

  • Leading the team
  • The wider role
  • Accountancy versus Business versus time

Module 3: The Trusted Advisor

  • Definition
  • Characteristics of a Trusted Advisor
  • Becoming a Trusted Advisor: the ten behaviours
  • Becoming a source of proposal by having the clients’ (external & internal) best interest in mind

DAY 3 

Module 1: Metrics to measure shareholder value

  • Internal growth
  • Investment appraisal (Discounted cash flow, NPV, IRR)
  • Economic value added
  • External growth
  • Principles of M & A
  • Company valuation methods

Module 2: Metrics to measure the stakeholder value: The balanced scorecard:

  • Definition
  • The balanced scorecard strategic map
  • The balanced scorecards process
  • The business pyramid with measurable indicators
  • Critical success factors
  • KPIs


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“ It is a perfect possibility to connect with people from different industries, who are dealing with the same issues.”

Agata Kulik, Product Manager Special Salts, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH, Germany


“ Facilitator, content, tools, methods, room were very good and fitted to the participants and their needs.”

Andreas Armenat, Head of Production, GO Generics & Standard Solutions, Fresenius Kabi AG, Germany


“Very interesting topics, international and multicultural environment. Very professional coach.”

Alessandro Foresio, Vice President, Logic S.p.A., Italy


“The subjects covered were extremely relevant and gave input to my personal development.”

Rosa Karen Schmidt, Senior VP-Assistant, Novo Nordisk, Denmark



What time does the programme start and finish?
MCE programmes start at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Lunch is a 1-hour break and there are two coffee breaks too. On the last day, the programme finishes at 16:30 as we know a lot of people have to catch planes and trains.

What should I wear (dress code) when participating in an MCE Programme?
Most participants wear Business Casual clothes. A formal business suit is not necessary.

Are there MCE approved/recommended hotels?
Yes, each programme has recommended hotels that have the best rates. We include details of these hotels in your registration pack.

Are meals included? I don’t eat certain food. Can I order special meals?
Lunch is provided every day and we always organize a buffet so you have a good choice of foods to cater for different needs.

Are there evening activities?
Your evenings are free, although there some exceptions (e.g. On the MCE Leadership Development Programme there is an activity on day 3)

Is there a free Wi-Fi?
For programmes at MCE in Brussels, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the building. For other locations, the services can vary, but in most locations we have organized free Wi-Fi.

What level of English do I need to take part in an MCE Programme?
MCE’s participants come from over 90 different countries but all of our open enrolment programmes are run in English. You need to have a good working knowledge of English to be able to fully participate in the programme and network with other participants. If you have difficulty understanding these questions, the programme might be difficult for you too.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the programme?
Yes, a certificate of attendance is provided to you upon successful completion of the programme.


Are MCE programmes certified by an official body/organization?
10 of MCE’s top selling programmes are approved by Project Management Institute and you can find more information on these programmes here.

What is the MCE approach to learning and development?
All of MCE’s Open Enrolment programmes are based on MCE’s FEEL-THINK-DO and 70-20-10 principles to enable effective learning transfer.

Who designs MCE programmes?
Our Portfolio team together with the core MCE Senior Associates design all of our programmes based on the ROPES model.

Are MCE’s Programmes practical?
MCE’s programmes are all designed to allow to practice what you have learnt. So you will have lots of time to practice, practice and practice.



Are VAT rates included in the price?
The price advertised in this page is VAT excluded and applicable to clients and companies legally based in the European Union.

All clients outside the European Union (EU), e.g. Middle East, Africa, Asia and America, are exempt from VAT rates. For them, the price advertised here is the final price to be paid.

  • One exception: Training Programmes in France. All clients (inside or outside the European Union) following training programmes in France are liable to 20% VAT rates in all cases.

When are VAT rates applicable to me?
In the case of clients and companies legally based in the European Union, VAT rates will be added to the price in the following cases:

  • If the client is a natural person (B2C) without a VAT number. 21% VAT applicable.
  • If the training programmes runs in France: 20% VAT applicable.
    • Also applicable to clients outside the European Union (EU)
    • Except when
      • The client is VAT-exempt
  • If the client is legally registered in Belgium (independent from where in Europe the training programme is followed): 21% VAT applicable.
    • Except when:
      • The client attend the training programme in France: 20% VAT applicable instead.
      • The client is VAT-exempt
    • If the client does not provide a corporate VAT number or does not have any VAT number: 21% VAT applicable (Only applicable to clients in the EU).

I don’t have approval from my finance team yet, can I make a tentative registration?
Yes, simply contact us and we will hold a place for you.

Is hotel accommodation included in the programme fee?
No, participants are expected to arrange their own accommodation and travel. The Programme fee covers the programme attendance, materials, lunches & refreshments.

Does MCE give discounts or grants for individual registrations?
MCE works mostly with companies and organizations and we can provide corporate deals for group bookings or preferred supplier deals. If you would like to discuss a corporate deal, we will be happy to talk to you.

Can I pay with my corporate credit card?
Yes, you can. We accept VISA, Mastercard and Amex.

Does MCE have corporate deals/frameworks available?
Yes, we have. Please contact us for more information.

Can I cancel or change my booking free-of-charge?
At MCE, we understand that business people have commitments and changes do happen. So you can cancel or change your registration up to 21 days before the programme starts without any fees or charges. After that date, you will need to pay full fees, but you are allowed to transfer once to a new programme date.


The MCE Team is ready to answer any questions you have. Please contact us by phone, email, contact form or even website chat. We would be happy to talk to you!


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Dates & Locations

22 Jul – 24 Jul 24 (Brussels)

04 Nov – 06 Nov 24 (Amsterdam) GO


3 Day(s)


excl. VAT*

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