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Finance, Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Course details

CPD Points





Half day (09:00-13:00)

Course Overview

Do you understand the corporate governance requirements for Guernsey companies, and organisations? Corporate governance refers to the system by which corporations are directed and controlled. This course will focus on reviewing the history of corporate governance in the UK, US and Guernsey. It will look at the impact of the regulations on business practices and how these can be applied in our existing roles and will also look at the implementation of the Guernsey corporate governance rules introduced in 2012.

Course Content

This half day course is aimed at those with 3-5 years’ experience in finance or commercial organisations, and particularly those responsible for corporate governance within their organisation. No assumed knowledge of corporate governance is required.

Corporate governance is a term that is widely used with organisations. It rightly means different things to different people. Listed companies have been the initial types of organisations to be subject to corporate governance standards following a number of corporate scandals.

The regulatory environment in Guernsey has changed. Regulated entities are now required to meet the requirements of the “Code of Corporate Governance”. Its introduction, although much briefer than originally expected, requires entities to potentially change, or at the very least document their compliance with the code.

The objective of this session is to explore the role of corporate governance within an organisation. This course will look at the theoretical and relevant regulatory aspects of corporate governance, and then encourage you to apply these in a practical manner.

The course will also look at the introduction of the GFSC Code of Corporate Governance and how this can be applied practically in a Guernsey regulated organisation.

The course will cover:

  • What is corporate governance?
  • Corporate governance rules (UK Listing Rules and Guernsey)
  • Overview of Guernsey corporation governance code
  • How do you practically interpret the Guernsey guidance?
  • How do you successfully implement the guidance and demonstrate and document compliance?
  • Roles and responsibilities of directors
  • The control environment and the role of controls
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Practical examples/case study.

Course Benefits

All Guernsey licensed businesses are required to comply, and demonstrate that they have complied with the Guernsey “Code of Corporate Governance”. This course will enable you to ensure that you are meeting the required standards, and practically plan to cover any implementation gaps you may have.

On completion of the course you should have a greater understanding of corporate governance and its practical application.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 244570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutor

  • Will Morgan

    Will Morgan is an award-winning tutor, a qualified accountant and consultant working with clients in Guernsey, Jersey, Dublin and the UK. Will founded Offshore in 2007 along with partner John Richardson to provide accounting, training and consulting solutions to numerous regulated and commercial clients in a wide variety of industries.

    Will is an experienced trainer with exceptional practical knowledge of accounting standards. Will’s training has been adapted over the years based on the work he has undertaken in the Channel Islands, understanding the practical skills that professionals need, rather than theoretical concepts. His classes are highly interactive; sometimes amusing and always engaging.


    Very informative and well presented. Very relevant and interesting. Will's approach to training is great and time just flew by. Good and helpful to have additional course notes.

    Excellent facilities. Well looked after by GTA personnel.

    Jill H

Very informative and well presented. Very relevant and interesting. Will's approach to training is great and time just flew by. Good and helpful to have additional course notes.

Excellent facilities. Well looked after by GTA personnel.

Jill H

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