Enhance your Financial and Strategic Competence
The Aalto Financial Executive Program is designed for finance executives who want to advance their skills in leading financial functions, increase their weight as a strategic business partner, and gain the confidence to influence. The program will focus on linking strategy to performance measures and financial indicators.
You will gain insights and tools for business performance analysis and business valuation, learn to approach decision-making from different perspectives, and discover how to improve your personal influencing skills.
By joining the program you will have an opportunity to strengthen your role as a financial leader and gain a strong toolkit for creating more value for your company.
– Learn ways to link strategy and measures – translate strategy into action
– Refresh your knowledge of the latest financial concepts and practices
– Strengthen your competence in interpreting and analyzing the financial performance of a company
– Expand your leadership skills and learn new ways to influence and communicate
– Gain tools for managing financial risks in your company
– Be better prepared to tackle your business challenges in corporate finance, governance, valuation, taxation, and pricing
The Aalto Financial Executive program is for CFOs, controllers, and other financial executives who want to expand their strategic view of leading a financial function and grow their business financially.
Matti Suominen is Professor of Finance at Aalto University School of Business. He specializes in information economics in financial markets, market microstructure and corporate finance.
Suominen has previously worked as a consultant at the European Corporate Finance Practice of McKinsey & Co. and as a Chief Dealer in the Options and Futures Markets in Finland. From 1997 until 2006 he was in the full time faculty at INSEAD, working first as an Assistant Professor and later as an Associate Professor of Finance. Although already also at the Aalto University, between 2006 and 2015 he has continued to work with INSEAD as an Adjunct Professor of Finance or as a Visiting Professor of Finance.
Suominen is actively involved in management consulting to financial institutions and executive education. He has taught in the MBA, PhD and executive education programs. He has also taught in several company specific programs worldwide.
Matti Suominen did his PhD in Financial Economics in 1997 at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has also worked as a Visiting Associate Professor at Wharton.
Dr. Harri Seppänen acts as a Research Associate in Accounting at Aalto University School of Business. He specializes in strategic performance analysis and measurement, credit risk assessments and firm valuation.
Dr. Seppänen executes various types of industry/company analyses and firm valuations for M&A’s and legal disputes, violations of antitrust laws, municipal outsourcing, as well as financial modeling for business ventures. He has international and domestic experience on IPO, M&A, Private Equity, and investment analyses as a CFO and Head of Investment Analysis at Kouri Capital Group.
He also renders independent advisory services in financial analysis and firm valuation. Organizations that have cooperated with him are, for instance, African Development Bank, BCG, Ernst & Young, Fidelity, Finnvera, McKinsey & Co, Moody’s Investors Service, Nokia, Nordea, Reuters, PwC, and Stora Enso.
Risto Walden, Lic.Sc. (Econ. and Bus.Adm.), KLT-accountant, is a taxation and accounting expert at Bilanssi Oy. He specializes in in accounting and taxation.
Walden has extensive experience as an instructor in accounting and taxation, both in the public and private sector. He has also written several books in the fields of accounting and taxation.
He previously worked at Aalto University’s Department of Accounting and in tax inspection functions at Finnish Tax Administration. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the Taxpayers’ Association of Finland. In 2003, Walden was named Teacher of the Year at Helsinki School of Economics.
This module focuses on advanced financial analysis, company valuation, and tax strategy. Participants will learn to interpret and utilize financial statement information for a range of decision-making purposes. They will also be better able to evaluate company value and carry out strategic tax planning.
– Measuring and analyzing value creation and financial strength
– Company valuation
– Strategic tax planning
– Transfer pricing
Aalto EE premises in Helsinki
3 590 eur (+ VAT)
Please note that the program fee does not include travel expenses or accommodation. VAT is applicable to private persons and Finnish companies.
Terms of cancellation:
If the program participation has not been paid online upon registration, and/or unless another payment schedule is stated in the program description, the program is invoiced in one installment before the start. The cancellation fee is 20 % of the program fee for cancellations made 15-21 days before the start of the program, and 50 % of the program fee for cancellations made 8-14 days before the start of the program. There is no refund for cancellations made within 7 days of the start of the program or not made at all.