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Fundamentals of Finance for Company Directors

Online Workshop

Technical Knowledge & Skills CPD

Caroline Kirrane

Caroline Kirrane, CFA Charterholder

Financial statements. Categories of performance. Corporate finance. 

Remove the uncertainty of corporate finance. Balance sheets. Cash flow statements and more.

Join Caroline Kirrane, CFA as she details the basic principles and fundamentals of corporate finance. Understanding company accounts and how to evaluate financial performance.    

Caroline will cover three key areas: 

Financial statements: Get a deeper understanding of the three main financial statements: Income statement; Balance sheet; and the Cash flow statement. 

Categories of performance: Review the four major categories of performance. This includes: profitability; operations; liquidity; and solvency. 

Corporate finance: Uncover the fundamentals and basic principles of corporate finance. This will cover time value of money; discounted cash flows; Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return; capital structure decisions; and the cost of capital. 

Case study

During the workshop, Caroline will also take you through a case study to analyse a company and diagnose financial performance issues. This will be done using the tools and techniques taught during the workshop.

What People Say About This Workshop

"Understanding financial statements is crucial for making informed decisions in any organisation. I found the content informative and I really enjoyed how the workshop encouraged participant engagement. I would recommend this workshop to those seeking to understand the key components of the financial accounts of an organisation and also those who are key decision makers in an organisation."

Rebecca Fleming, MUFG Investor Services

"Excellent workshop. Well presented, great content and plenty of interaction."

Alan Caffrey, NED Irish Pensions & Finance

"The fear with a workshop like this is that you have to be really strong at maths - and that you'll be tested! That's not the case. At the end of the workshop, you feel far more empowered. Caroline is an exceptional tutor - very engaging and uses lots of current real-life examples to demonstrate the points she is making which makes it really relevant. I have already recommended the workshop to a couple of colleagues."

Abi Moran, CEO, JWT Folk

Caroline Kirrane

Caroline Kirrane

CFA Charterholder

Introducing Caroline Kirrane

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 policymakers 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.

Is this eligible for CPD?

Dimension covered: Technical Skills and Knowledge

Eligible hours: 2.5 hours of Chartered Director CPD

This session may be eligible for other professional body CPD. Check with your relevant professional body.

What is the cost?

IoD members - €275

Non-members - €336

Cancellation and refund policy

Places are confirmed upon full payment. Cancellations with a full refund are accepted in writing to training@iodireland.ie until Friday, 6th September 2024.  After this date, no refunds are possible, and all fees are forfeited for cancellations or non-attendance. Please note this virtual but live and interactive series requires live online attendance at each session. Unfortunately, recordings will not be available as part of post-session materials.

Group bookings

Contact the IoD Ireland training team on cpd@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

How do I attend? 

To reserve your space, book and pay through the “Book now” button.

Once registered, we’ll send an email to confirm your booking.

We'll also send a reminder email with a link to access the session closer to the date. You must click the link and confirm your details to receive the direct link to join the workshop.

The event will take place on Zoom. Download Zoom if you don’t have it already. Please ensure you have a working microphone and camera to take part in our interactive workshop.

Want to connect with fellow workshop participants?

All workshop attendees will receive a list of all other workshop participants in advance of the session. This will include name, job title and organisation. If you have any queries around this  please contact the Learning and Development Team.

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list. 


For any IoD Ireland Learning and Development Programme queries, email cpd@iodireland.ie or call +3531 411 0010.

Workshop material is prepared by IoD trainers and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in soft copy to all participants.