Ultra-CFO accelerator one-day event

Take part in a high-growth professional learning experience, plus receive the tools you need to solve real-world problems. Transform your thinking, career and company at this new incubator event for financial leaders.

Event Details

Location and date:
Toronto November 29, 2016

The Ultra-CFO Accelerator is the first of its kind; a newly-launched event that provides valuable insights and tools in a peer-to-peer educational environment for CFOs who actively manage high-growth and transformative enterprises.

Offered by CPA Canada and created by Michael Badham and Stuart Morley, this one-day event focuses on two case studies from the full Ultra-CFO Education Program. Facilitators will lead CFOs in dynamic and forward-thinking discussions on business challenges, encouraging senior leaders to learn from one another, and creating a valuable network.

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8  CPD hour(s)
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You will learn about:

  • the dynamics of high growth
  • the unique role of the CFO
  • how to deal with founders, investors and boards of directors
  • models and tools to assist you to deliver results

Lectures, guest speakers, case studies and workbooks have been designed to give you a thorough understanding of these topics.

You will leave the program with applicable expertise, templates and advisory networks to solve the most pressing problems encountered by CFOs in high-growth enterprises

Who should attend?

  • CFOs and advisors to CFOs working in an exponential growth environment
  • CEOs and co-founders

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Session Descriptions

Get ready to embark on a long day’s journey to explore and learn about applying your CFO skills in ultra-high growth situations. Have you imagined the challenge of being a CFO for a company doubling in size every four months? What are the five essential questions of critical thinking?

The electric car case study
Learn how to plan your approach to the exponential growth anticipated in this new auto sector in Canada, including implications for the resource industry, municipal infrastructure and auto part manufacturing.

You have just been hired as the CFO of a fast-growing Canadian company that produces an important component for the autonomous vehicle market. What do you do? As CFO, you must not just crunch numbers, you must help develop the company’s strategy. You and your team will have limited time to develop a game plan. Information will change mid-course and conflict will arise during the session.

Participate in a panel discussion between a founder and a private equity investor. Why, when and how do investors and founders decide to fire the CEO they originally backed? What is the role of a CFO in such circumstances? To whom does the CFO owe their duty of care? These are the difficult issues that will be delicately discussed during this moderated discussion over lunch.

Poker club case study
Issues of conflicting priorities and personalities will emerge as you (an applicant to be the new CFO) must develop a 100-day plan for the job of group CFO to manage 5 fast growing companies simultaneously. Are you up to the challenge?

The case study provides your team with lots of data, many players and very little time to sum up the situation. How would you do this and put your best foot forward to be selected for the job? You will see how your team compares with other teams in the room and have an opportunity to participate in the online consensus polling. Do you have what it takes to land the top CFO job for a suite of fast growing companies?

How has the day transformed your thinking? Participants will explore their emotional response to the challenges in the cases and question how they responded.

As a wrap up to the day, you will be able to update your CFO playbook with insights from the feedback and commentary made during the day by participants.

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9


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Member Development and Support
Tel: 1-800-268-3793
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