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It is at the crossroad that guidance is needed<br />CFO COACHING PROGRAM<br />June 2011<br />1<br />Confidential and propr...
Seeing clearly ahead<br />Critical issues & smart choices<br />June 2011<br />2<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.c...
You have the title, now what do you do?<br />Achieving excellence, but how? <br />June 2011<br />3<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br...
Unsure about how to handle a critical project?<br />And your reputation is at stake!<br />June 2011<br />4<br />SDA Consei...
What do you need to learn today for tomorrow?<br />It is not too early to aim high<br />June 2011<br />5<br />SDA Conseil ...
6<br />June 2011<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />ACHIEVEMENTS & YOUR FUTURE<br />BEYOND ACCOUNTING AND F...
7<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />1. FINANCING STRATEGIES<br />Availability trumps terms.<br />Securing ...
8<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />2. THE MANAGEMENT SKILLS SET<br />You are just as good as your subordi...
9<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />3. INTERNATIONAL REQUIREMENTS<br />International ventures:  the downsi...
10<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />4. HIGH STAKE TRANSACTIONS<br />Your stepping board to senior positio...
11<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />5. BUILDING STRATEGIC INFLUENCE<br />Shining at the senior level:<br ...
12<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />ACHIEVEMENTS & YOUR FUTURE<br />BEYOND ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL STATE...
SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />For more information, insights<br />& requests:<br />AndréDu Sault<br />514 7...
June 2011<br />14<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE AS CFO:<br />M. Du Sault has accu...
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CFO for the 21st century: Coaching the young CFO and aspirants

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Young CFOs and aspirants learn on the job. At times their learning curve must be accelerated. The CEO and the board want their CFO to acquire a new skills set: Mastering financing strategies, Developing strong management skills, Handling high stake transactions, Understanding new international requirements, and Building strategic influence. At times the CFO could benefit from a few wise words at a critical moment.

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  • Young CFO's learn alot these days as the exposure they get was missing when I started my career as CFO. That's why CFO is also known as Chief Future Officer as company's future relies on them.
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  1. 1. It is at the crossroad that guidance is needed<br />CFO COACHING PROGRAM<br />June 2011<br />1<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  2. 2. Seeing clearly ahead<br />Critical issues & smart choices<br />June 2011<br />2<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />On becoming lean & strategic<br />CFO FOR THE 21ST CENTURY<br />Coaching the young CFO and aspirants<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  3. 3. You have the title, now what do you do?<br />Achieving excellence, but how? <br />June 2011<br />3<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  4. 4. Unsure about how to handle a critical project?<br />And your reputation is at stake!<br />June 2011<br />4<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  5. 5. What do you need to learn today for tomorrow?<br />It is not too early to aim high<br />June 2011<br />5<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />June 2011<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />ACHIEVEMENTS & YOUR FUTURE<br />BEYOND ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS<br />5 PRIORITY AREAS THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE<br />Personal coaching & advice on...<br />MASTERING FINANCING STRATEGIES<br />STRONG MANAGEMENT SKILLS<br />HANDLING HIGH STAKE TRANSACTIONS<br />INTERNATIONAL REQUIREMENTS<br />BUILDING STRATEGIC INFLUENCE<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />1. FINANCING STRATEGIES<br />Availability trumps terms.<br />Securing financing is a top priority.<br />Debt: Putting the banker on your side<br />Public financing: Key steps & classic mistakes<br />Venture capital: What they are looking for<br />Company valuation: Principles for higher valuation<br />Investment policies: Allocation tools<br />June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />2. THE MANAGEMENT SKILLS SET<br />You are just as good as your subordinates.<br />Good systems & team work, the building<br />blocks of a value added mindset.<br />Building winning teams, to delegate<br />From controller to CFO: The transition <br />TI & integration: A critical step <br />Intelligence officer: That’s you<br />Risk management before crisis management<br />June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />3. INTERNATIONAL REQUIREMENTS<br />International ventures: the downside<br />is on your side. Take control.<br />Good partnerships, less trouble later<br />Negotiating in a foreign country<br />What you should know about doing business in Asia<br />Managing from a distance: Conflict resolution skills<br />Handling exchange rates without getting burned<br />June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />4. HIGH STAKE TRANSACTIONS<br />Your stepping board to senior positions.<br />Can’t afford to miss.<br />Mergers and acquisitions: High stakes, high rewards<br />International ventures<br />IT & business transformation<br />Leading operational excellence programs<br />June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />5. BUILDING STRATEGIC INFLUENCE<br />Shining at the senior level:<br />Build the skills much early on.<br />Mastering strategic planning<br />Presentation: How to have impact<br />Winning the confidence of boards of directors<br />Thinking about aiming at COO/CEO?<br />The new skill set for senior executives<br />June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />ACHIEVEMENTS & YOUR FUTURE<br />BEYOND ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS<br />5 PRIORITY AREAS THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE<br />PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUAL COACHING – 15-25 HOURS<br />Initial context and challenges<br />Building blocks on specific topics / issues<br />June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  13. 13. SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />For more information, insights<br />& requests:<br />AndréDu Sault<br />514 777-1538<br />adusault@sdaconseil.com<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />ADVICE<br />COACHING<br />TRAINING<br />June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />13<br />
  14. 14. June 2011<br />14<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE AS CFO:<br />M. Du Sault has accumulated more than 20 years in corporate financial management:<br /><ul><li>Annual consolidated financial statements audited and sent to the head office on 10 January.
  15. 15. Having a budgeting and strategic process impeccably integrated to the information systems.
  16. 16. Preparing monthly executive reports limited to 10 pages, that speak loud and clear, with insights.
  17. 17. Managing international treasury (financing and hedging) programs, over and through financial crises.
  18. 18. Meticulous planning of M&A activities, with emphasis on integrating and capturing synergies.
  19. 19. Executing several corporate programs on Operational Excellence.
  20. 20. Outlining strategic guidelines for pension fund investments. </li></ul>MULTINATIONAL EXPERIENCE<br />Novartis AG (Pharmaceuticals, Agro, Chemicals, Nutrition, Animal Health, Environment), Switzerland<br />M. Du Sault was a head office delegate from 1987 to 1999, as CFO in a variety of country holdings, with revenues ranging from $US 15 M to $500 M.<br /><ul><li>Switzerland, Head Office:   Controller for Europe
  21. 21. Sweden - Auditor:  Internal audit program
  22. 22. Brazil - Controller:  Multiple financial crises, with hyper inflation (1000% p.a.)
  23. 23. Philippines - CFO & HR: Restructuring for growth
  24. 24. Spain – CFO:  Turnaround and best merger operation acknowledged within the Novartis group
  25. 25. Mexico – CFO:   Novartis merger, local economic crisis, M&A activities </li></ul>FINANCE FOR SME:<br />Worked in a variety of industrial and technology sectors, from start-ups to mid-size companies.<br /><ul><li>Fund raising for private technology companies
  26. 26. Public fund raising for Capital Pool Companies
  27. 27. Restructuring of finance departments for higher productivity and coaching new CFOs
  28. 28. M&A activities for SMEs (USA-Canada). </li></ul>André Du Sault<br />MBA (LBS)<br />MPA (Harvard)<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
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