Become Board Ready: Financial Literacy
Date Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Time 12 Sep 17:00 - 12 Sep 20:00
Venue McGrathNicol Level 12, 20 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Pricing Subscribed Member
$ 160 Per Subscriber Member
Corporate Member
$ 160 Per Corporate Member
Global Member
$ 160 Per Global Member
$ 160 Per Champion
$ 210 Per non Subscribed Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Being able to understand the financial accounts of an organisation is an essential skill for board members. You don't need to be a numbers expert or to be deeply familiar with accounting standards and terminology but you do need to have a basic understanding of key elements of a Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss / Income & Expenditure Statement, along with the confidence to ask questions on areas which are not clear or give you cause for concern.

If you want to truly understand the business you oversee, you need to speak the language of financial statements.  What gets measured gets done, and what gets noticed gets actioned. 

This workshop will provide you with the tools to understand and speak the language of financial and commercial concepts.

  • Provide a framework for commercial and financial analysis
  • Enhance your ability to understand financial information
  • Identify commercial and financial “red flags”
  • Build the bridge between the Board and operational aspects of your business.


Mike Hill 

Mike is a Partner of McGrathNicol Forensic in Queensland and specialises in dispute advisory, forensic investigations and business reviews. A Chartered Accountant for over 20 years, Mike has extensive experience in the preparation of expert reports as part of legal proceedings and conducting investigations on behalf of government, financiers and private sector clients. Mike also has experience in undertaking insolvency assignments, performing viability assessments/business case reviews and financial modelling and is a Director of an Approved Superannuation Trustee.

Janine Thompson

Janine is a Director of McGrathNicol Forensic. A Chartered Accountant with more than 16 years of dedicated forensic experience in Australia, Janine has led and worked on a broad range of forensic investigations into fraud, misconduct and financial misstatement as well as claims for economic loss and performing financial reconstructions. Previously, Janine worked for a Big Four accounting firm in the UK, working on external and internal audit assignments for corporate clients and not-for-profits.

"The content was outstanding and very informative. This was exactly the session I have been looking for." Financial Literacy Workshop participant​

With thanks to our corporate partner