Become Board Ready: Financial Literacy
Date Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Time 16 Apr 17:00 - 16 Apr 20:00
Venue McGrathNicol Level 6, 171 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 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, 16 April 2019

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.


Emily Seeckts

SEECKTS_Emily_3x3.jpgEmily is a Director of McGrathNicol who specialises in Advisory and Restructuring. She has spent time seconded to a number of corporate’s finance functions and to one of Australia’s major banks where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of complex institutional banking exposures. She is currently on secondment to a large private IT company. Emily has over 10 years’ experience managing a broad range of assignments including interim management solutions, business improvement assignments, and independent business reviews. Prior to joining McGrathNicol in 2015 Emily worked for KPMG in the UK and the Caribbean.

Robyn McKern

After 8 years in practice management roles as CEO and COO, Robyn now leads McGrathNicol’s Forensic practice in Melbourne, with a particular focus on dispute advisory encompassing investigations, dispute management and expert and consulting expert roles. She is also the firms’ National Professional Practice Partner, responsible for the development and implementation of professional practice policy and the firm’s professional development strategy and a member of the Firm’s Risk Committee. Prior to taking on practice management roles, Robyn’s client facing experience spans a broad range of corporate recovery, financial reconstruction and financial advisory services gained in Australia, UK and Asia. Robyn is also a Director of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association.

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

"I wanted to let you know that this course was excellent. Mike Hill and Janine Thompson were second to none in their delivery. They provided a lot of information and I especially enjoyed the “war stories” as these were very insightful. Great to meet Ruth as well, all be it very briefly, over a wine at the intro drinks part of the eve". Financial Literacy workshop participant

With thanks to our corporate partner