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Workshop on Finance for Company Directors

This one-day workshop entitled 'Finance for Company Directors' will provide an understanding of company accounts, evaluating financial performance, and the right questions to ask as a company director. It will be presented by Caroline Kirrane, Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.

This workshop is now fully booked but a waiting list is in operation. If you'd like to be added, please contact 

Previous delegate feedback:

“This is an excellent workshop for people who do not have an in-depth knowledge of finance. It covers the critical areas that all directors should have familiarity with in order to effectively carry out their duties/responsibilities on the board. Highly recommended.” 

Tom Leahy, CEO, BDM Boylan 

This workshop will cover the following areas:

Detailed review of the three main financial statements:

  • Income statement (profit and loss account)
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement (including recap on working capital mechanics

Review of the four major categories of performance:

  • Profitability, operations, liquidity and solvency

Fundamentals of corporate finance:

  • Understand the basic principles of corporate finance - time value of money, discounted cash flows, Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return, capital structure decisions, cost of capital

Case study:

  • This will include the use of all tools and techniques learned throughout the day to analyse a company and diagnose performance issues.

Workshop material is prepared by presenters and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in hard copy to all participants. We regret that requests for additional or soft copies of material cannot be accommodated. 

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Workshop Fee

  • IoD members - €425 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €485 ex VAT 

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Thursday, 27th February 2020. However, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. All fees are forfeited thereafter. Workshop fees are non-transferable to other workshops.


IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD. Please check with your relevant professional body. IoD workshops are admissible as part of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) CPD scheme and would count towards “Active” learning. Workshops may also be eligible for CPD with Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland, the Institute of Banking, the Insurance Institute of Ireland and the Life Insurance Association. Please check with your relevant professional body or call 01 411 0010 or email for further information.

Please note that photos and/or filming may take place at these workshops for media publication and for future marketing purposes. For further information, please contact:

05 Mar
Caroline Kirrane, Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder
09:00 - 16:30
€425 ex VAT for IoD members/ €485 ex VAT for non-members
Irish Management Institute, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16
Places Available (Limited Places Remaining)

Caroline Kirrane

Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder

Caroline Kirrane has over a decade of experience working in financial markets. After completing her undergraduate degree in France, Caroline began her career working in a hedge fund in Paris. She then returned to Dublin, working in US-based proprietary trading firm Susquehanna. Caroline has held positions in Dexia and FinTech start-up Eagle Alpha. She also worked as an economist with the Central Bank of Ireland, advising senior policy-makers on financial market developments.

Caroline has an undergraduate degree in European Business and French from Dublin City University. She also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Trinity College Dublin and is a CFA Charterholder.