Good corporate governance should ensure that organisations are properly run in the best interests of their stakeholders. Finance professionals play an important role in this and can assist greatly with the success of corporations in matters of conformance.

The role played by the finance professional in corporate governance involves working with boards to inform and improve their decision making and assisting in the achievement of organisational goals and objectives, while maintaining and strengthening controls.

This course consists of one online course and one online assessment.

Learning objectives

  • Explain the characteristics and duties of directors in relation to corporate governance and conformance
  • Identify and apply the appropriate principles of internal control
  • Advise a board on the principles of governance best practice
  • Undertake a board skills analysis
  • Identify a lack of internal controls, describe the associated risks, and recommend appropriate action


This practical guide is designed for finance professionals who need to gain an understanding, or refresher, of the duties of the board in relation to corporate governance and what it means in practical terms for day to day purposes.

365 Days