Andi Lonnen | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Andi Lonnen

International Trainer: trademark upbeat and enthusiastic approach delivering her training in an easily understood and engaging manner with skills that can be implemented in the workplace immediately and have everyone buzzing to do so!

Conference Speaker: high profile conferences & events including for the NHS, ACCA, CIMA, AAT, Growth Accelerator, Forward Ladies, Thrive Yorkshire and many more.

Author: ‘Be Fabulous at Finance’ published by Oodlebooks.

Published articles: Women Leaders Association, Finance Director, FT Adviser, Kent Women in Business, Business Money.

Chaired: ACCA Business Leaders Forum, Corporate Sector Network, Yorkshire Women’s Network.

Background: fully qualified FCCA accountant with many years’ experience to Commercial Finance Director level in addition to being a qualified ILM trainer. Also an elected Member of the Professional Speaking Association.

Andi joined the Vistage Speaker Bureau from The Academy for Chief Executives in May 2018.

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Getting the Best out of Your Finance Director

Are you confident in interpreting the numbers, knowing what questions to ask and in being able to challenge them to ensure the financial health of your organisation? All these questions and more are covered in this highly practical and engaging workshop.

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Getting the Best out of Your Finance Director

Overview:

Does it sometimes feel as if your Finance Director (FD) is speaking a foreign language when you discuss the company numbers with them? Are you confident in interpreting the numbers, knowing what questions to ask and in being able to challenge your FD to ensure the financial health and solvency of your organisation? Have you ever been the victim of fraud as a result of trusting your FD?

All these questions and more are covered in this highly practical and engaging masterclass on how to get the best out of your FD.

Overview:

Profit and Loss Account:

  • How you can go bust whilst being profitable
  • How profits can be manipulated and how to ensure they aren’t being
  • Why profits and cash are 2 completely different things and why that is so crucial

Balance Sheet:

  • Where you can find the money in your balance sheet
  • How can you spot potential future problems using the Balance Sheet
  • What does the balance sheet NOT tell you that you need to know

Cash Flow:

  • Recognise the power of your cash forecast
  • Why cash is the most valuable asset you have

Financial jargon-buster

  • Never be bamboozled by financial jargon again!

Key questions to ask your FD

  • And knowing what responses to expect

Outcomes:

  • Greater confidence in dealing with financial matters, including financial terminology
  • Work more effectively with your FD to grow the business
  • Smarter, more informed decision making
  • Increased ability to positively influence margins and improve cash flow
  • Identify areas of concern and key warning signs; can then take action to rectify
  • Assess the financial strength of competitors, customers and suppliers
  • Improved financial knowledge and acumen

Approach:

  • Fully interactive with a wide variety of activities, discussions, quizzes and practical examples to bring the training to life and to help embed the learning.
  • A coaching-style approach is adopted to enable course participants to more powerfully learn for themselves rather than being ‘told’.
  • Full interaction, challenge and questioning is fully expected and encouraged with this senior level group of people.

Be F.A.B. at Finance

This highly practical and engaging half day masterclass explores how to read and interpret the primary financial statements and how to use them to make smart decisions. Financial jargon is also translated into plain English. Then everyone can join in the financial conversation!

Read more

Be F.A.B. at Finance

Overview:

Understanding the financials is a vital skill for any director. All directors are equally responsible for the financial affairs of the company, this is not just the remit of the Finance Director. Smarter decision making results, increased profits and a healthier cash flow. Which director wouldn’t want to possess such skills?!

This highly practical and engaging half day masterclass explores how to read and interpret the primary financial statements and how to use them to make smart decisions. Financial jargon is also translated into plain English. Then everyone can join in the financial conversation!

Overview:

Profit and Loss Account:

  • How you can go bust whilst being profitable
  • How profits can be manipulated and how to ensure they aren’t being
  • Why profits and cash are 2 completely different things and why that is so crucial

Balance Sheet:

  • Where you can find the money in your balance sheet
  • How can you spot potential future problems using the Balance Sheet
  • What does the balance sheet NOT tell you that you need to know

Cash Flow:

  • Recognise the power of your cash forecast
  • Why cash is the most valuable asset you have

Outcomes:

  • Greater confidence in dealing with financial matters, including financial terminology
  • Smarter decision making once more informed about the numbers
  • Increased ability to positively influence margins & improve cash flow
  • Identify areas of concern & key warning signs; can then take action to rectify
  • Assess the financial strength of competitors, customers and suppliers
  • Improved financial knowledge and acumen

Approach:

  • Fully interactive with a wide variety of activities, discussions, quizzes and practical examples to bring the training to life and to help embed the learning.
  • A coaching-style approach is adopted to enable course participants to more powerfully learn for themselves rather than being ‘told’.
  • Full interaction, challenge & questioning is fully expected & encouraged with this senior level group of people.

Getting the Best out of Your Finance Director

Are you confident in interpreting the numbers, knowing what questions to ask and in being able to challenge them to ensure the financial health of your organisation? All these questions and more are covered in this highly practical and engaging workshop.

Read more

Getting the Best out of Your Finance Director

Overview:

Does it sometimes feel as if your Finance Director (FD) is speaking a foreign language when you discuss the company numbers with them? Are you confident in interpreting the numbers, knowing what questions to ask and in being able to challenge your FD to ensure the financial health and solvency of your organisation? Have you ever been the victim of fraud as a result of trusting your FD?

All these questions and more are covered in this highly practical and engaging masterclass on how to get the best out of your FD.

Overview:

Profit and Loss Account:

  • How you can go bust whilst being profitable
  • How profits can be manipulated and how to ensure they aren’t being
  • Why profits and cash are 2 completely different things and why that is so crucial

Balance Sheet:

  • Where you can find the money in your balance sheet
  • How can you spot potential future problems using the Balance Sheet
  • What does the balance sheet NOT tell you that you need to know

Cash Flow:

  • Recognise the power of your cash forecast
  • Why cash is the most valuable asset you have

Financial jargon-buster

  • Never be bamboozled by financial jargon again!

Key questions to ask your FD

  • And knowing what responses to expect

Outcomes:

  • Greater confidence in dealing with financial matters, including financial terminology
  • Work more effectively with your FD to grow the business
  • Smarter, more informed decision making
  • Increased ability to positively influence margins and improve cash flow
  • Identify areas of concern and key warning signs; can then take action to rectify
  • Assess the financial strength of competitors, customers and suppliers
  • Improved financial knowledge and acumen

Approach:

  • Fully interactive with a wide variety of activities, discussions, quizzes and practical examples to bring the training to life and to help embed the learning.
  • A coaching-style approach is adopted to enable course participants to more powerfully learn for themselves rather than being ‘told’.
  • Full interaction, challenge and questioning is fully expected and encouraged with this senior level group of people.

Be F.A.B. at Finance

This highly practical and engaging half day masterclass explores how to read and interpret the primary financial statements and how to use them to make smart decisions. Financial jargon is also translated into plain English. Then everyone can join in the financial conversation!

Read more

Be F.A.B. at Finance

Overview:

Understanding the financials is a vital skill for any director. All directors are equally responsible for the financial affairs of the company, this is not just the remit of the Finance Director. Smarter decision making results, increased profits and a healthier cash flow. Which director wouldn’t want to possess such skills?!

This highly practical and engaging half day masterclass explores how to read and interpret the primary financial statements and how to use them to make smart decisions. Financial jargon is also translated into plain English. Then everyone can join in the financial conversation!

Overview:

Profit and Loss Account:

  • How you can go bust whilst being profitable
  • How profits can be manipulated and how to ensure they aren’t being
  • Why profits and cash are 2 completely different things and why that is so crucial

Balance Sheet:

  • Where you can find the money in your balance sheet
  • How can you spot potential future problems using the Balance Sheet
  • What does the balance sheet NOT tell you that you need to know

Cash Flow:

  • Recognise the power of your cash forecast
  • Why cash is the most valuable asset you have

Outcomes:

  • Greater confidence in dealing with financial matters, including financial terminology
  • Smarter decision making once more informed about the numbers
  • Increased ability to positively influence margins & improve cash flow
  • Identify areas of concern & key warning signs; can then take action to rectify
  • Assess the financial strength of competitors, customers and suppliers
  • Improved financial knowledge and acumen

Approach:

  • Fully interactive with a wide variety of activities, discussions, quizzes and practical examples to bring the training to life and to help embed the learning.
  • A coaching-style approach is adopted to enable course participants to more powerfully learn for themselves rather than being ‘told’.
  • Full interaction, challenge & questioning is fully expected & encouraged with this senior level group of people.

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