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  • Cancellation list in operation
  • €225 ex VAT for members
  • €275 ex VAT for non-members
  • Workshop fully booked

Finance Essentials for Directors


Caroline Kirrane

Caroline Kirrane, CFA Charterholder

This Workshop is Now Fully Booked

Please note this workshop is now at capacity. If you wish to be added to a cancellation list, please contact the IoD Ireland training team,  and we will endeavour to register you for the session if any cancellations occur.  IoD Ireland will be hosting another workshop soon, please stay tuned for more details.  

Workshop Details

We are delighted to announce our next workshop entitled ‘Finance Essentials for Directors' with Caroline Kirrane, CFA Charterholder. 

What Do I Gain from this Workshop?

  • A clear understanding of the company accounts. 
  • The ability to evaluate financial performance and identify red flags.
  • Increased awareness in assessing the right questions to ask as a company director in uncertain times.
Caroline Kirrane

Caroline Kirrane

CFA 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. She has held positions in Dexia and FinTech start-up Eagle Alpha, and has 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.

In this workshop, Caroline will take participants through the following five keys metrics:

  • Cash flow - understanding, calculating and monitoring your cash conversion cycle; why inventory, receivables and payables need close management.
  • Revenue - quality, product mix, customer mix, recurring versus non-recurring; why digging into revenue trends can position you for long-term success. 
  • Profits - margin trends, examining the cost structure; while profits may have taken a temporary hit, ensure there is a plan to recover margins quickly.
  • Assets - return on assets; any assets not earning their keep should be evaluated, lighter balance sheets are more nimble in a crisis.
  • Debt - interest cover can help you evaluate if your debt burden is sustainable. 

During the workshop Caroline will outline the following key tip for recovery:

  • Avoid overtrading - unlike other recessions, this recovery is likely to be sharp and swift - position your business for post-COVID growth and beware of overtrading.

 Workshop Costs

  • IoD members - €175 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €225 ex VAT 


IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD. Please check with your relevant professional body.


For any queries in regards to this workshop, please email the IoD Ireland Training Team.

How to participate in this online workshop

  • Please note you will need an active microphone and camera to be able to interact in this workshop.
  • To attend this workshop, please book and pay via the “Book Now” button above.
  • All registered attendees will receive a joining instructions email closer to 27th April. This email will contain your registration link to access the workshop. Please press this to confirm once you receive it. 
  • This webinar will take place via the online platform Zoom. Please download Zoom to your system before the webinar to ensure you can view the webinar.
  • We would ask all registered attendees to do a test of the Zoom platform in advance to ensure it works for them. To do this, please click on the following Zoom Test page. If you need any further support, please visit the Zoom support page for more information.
  • On the morning of the event, please then click the webinar link in the joining instructions email and you will be able to view the webinar. Please note it will prompt you for your email address before you can join, this is a required feature of the Zoom platform. For more information on this, please view: Zoom Video Communications GDPR Compliance.