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  • €425 ex VAT IoD members
  • €485 ex VAT non-members
  • In-class Workshop
  • Booked Out

Finance for Company Directors

Irish Management Institute (IMI), Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16.

IoD Essentials Workshop Series

Caroline Kirrane

Caroline Kirrane, CFA Charterholder

This Workshop is Now Booked Out

Please note this workshop is now booked out. However, a cancellation list is now in operation. If you wish to be put on the cancellation list, please contact the IoD Training Team on training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.


This workshop will take place in-class* in the Irish Management Institute (IMI), Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16.  

This one-day workshop on '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 led by Caroline Kirrane, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. This workshop will take place as an in-class workshop in the IMI and is part of the IoD Essentials Workshop Series.

*In-Class Workshop

Please note, the in-class format may be changed to a virtual format subject to Government guidelines and/or appropriate health and safety protocols - participants will be notified in advance of the workshop date.

Photography/Filming Notice

Please note that photos and/or filming may take place at this workshop for future marketing purposes. For further information, please contact: comms@iodireland.ie.

This workshop will cover the below key elements.

Financial Statements

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).

Categories of Performance

Review of the four major categories of performance: profitability, operations, liquidity and solvency.

Corporate Finance

  • 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

Use all tools and techniques taught throughout the day to analyse a company and diagnose performance issues.

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 hard copy to all participants. Requests for additional or soft copies of material may be accommodated upon receipt of written request.

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 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.


To attend this workshop, please book and pay via the ‘Book Now’ button above.

Workshop Costs

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

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations and a full refund will be accepted if received in writing to training@iodireland.ie by 5pm on Wednesday, 9th February 2022. After this date, no refund will be possible, and all fees will be forfeited in the event of a cancellation or non-attendance.

Group Bookings

If you would like to make a group booking, please contact the IoD Training Team on training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.


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

Contact Information

For all queries relating to the IoD Training Programme, please contact training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.