Performance Evaluation and Management for Finance Staff in the Age of Technology

By the end of the course, participants will be prepared to implement cutting-edge technologies that improve decision-making processes and align with ethical standards in their organizations.
Duration: 1 Day
Hours: 2 Hours
Training Level: All Levels
Batch One
Thursday, July 11, 2024
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Batch Two
Thursday, August 08, 2024
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Batch Three
Thursday, September 05, 2024
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Live Session
Single Attendee
$149.00 $249.00
Live Session
Recorded
Single Attendee
$199.00 $332.00
6 month Access for Recorded
Live+Recorded
Single Attendee
$249.00 $416.00
6 month Access for Recorded

About the Course:

The evolving landscape of financial management increasingly demands the integration of advanced technological tools into performance evaluation processes. This course directly addresses the pain points of traditional performance evaluation methods that often fail to keep pace with the rapid changes and complexities of modern business environments. With a specific focus on the incorporation of technologies such as ERP systems, business intelligence platforms, and AI-driven analytics, this course equips finance professionals with the skills to revolutionize their approach to performance management.

Participants will explore how technology can enhance the accuracy, efficiency, and ethical dimensions of performance evaluations. The course provides a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application through interactive demonstrations, case studies, and hands-on projects. It aims to transform participants into proficient users of advanced tools, capable of not only adapting to but also anticipating changes in financial performance evaluation. By the end of the course, participants will be prepared to implement cutting-edge technologies that improve decision-making processes and align with ethical standards in their organizations.

Post-Course Project

Performance Management System Design: Participants will develop a proposal for implementing or upgrading a performance management system using new technologies in their organization. This project will consider technical specifications, expected outcomes, potential obstacles, and ethical implications.

Course Objective:

  • Understand and articulate the fundamental concepts and importance of performance evaluation in finance.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate technological tools that enhance performance evaluation and management.
  • Apply AI and machine learning algorithms to automate and refine performance evaluation processes.
  • Analyze real-world case studies to understand the practical implications of technology in performance management.
  • Design and develop a performance management system that incorporates technological advancements and addresses ethical considerations.

Who is the Target Audience?

  • Financial Analysts
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • HR Professionals involved in performance management
  • IT Professionals working in financial departments

Basic Knowledge:

  • A basic understanding of financial concepts and performance metrics.
  • Some familiarity with common financial software and tools.
  • Interest or experience in technological applications within finance.

Curriculum
Total Duration: 2 Hours
Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation

  • Introduction to Performance Evaluation: Definitions and the significance of evaluating financial performance in business.  
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Overview of common financial KPIs and how they are used to measure organizational performance.  
  • Historical vs. Current Trends: How performance evaluation methods have evolved with technological advancements.  

Technological Tools for Performance Evaluation

  • Overview of Modern Tools: Introduction to tools and software that aid in performance evaluation, including ERP systems, business intelligence platforms, and performance management software.  
  • Interactive Demonstration: Walkthrough of a software tool that uses data analytics for performance evaluation.  

Integrating AI in Performance Management

  • AI in Finance: How AI can be used to automate and enhance performance evaluation, including predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms.  
  • Case Study Analysis: Examination of how AI has improved accuracy and efficiency in financial reporting and evaluation at a major financial institution (link to case study).  

Ethical Considerations and Future Implications

  • Ethical Issues in Technological Implementation: Identifying and addressing ethical considerations such as data privacy, transparency, and the potential for bias.  
  • Preparing for Future Trends: Insights into emerging technologies and predictions on how they might impact financial performance evaluation and management.  
  • Discussion: Participants analyze a hypothetical ethical dilemma involving the use of AI in financial performance evaluation.