Become Board Ready: Financial Literacy
Date Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Time 30 Oct 17:00 - 30 Oct 20:00
Venue McGrathNicol Level 7, 175 Eagle Street Brisbane QLD 4000 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 Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Tuesday, 30 October 2018

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.

Melissa Smith

MME_Smith_Melissa_B-W_3x3.jpgMelissa is a Chartered Accountant with 13 years’ experience in advisory, restructuring and insolvency and joined McGrathNicol in 2005. Melissa has specialised in insolvency and restructuring throughout her career, and has been involved in a number of complex formal engagements including several trading businesses. Melissa also has experience in advisory projects including investigative accountant reviews and monitoring projects.

"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