This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the development of financial strategy for an organisation or work area. It covers the use and interpretation of financial information to support business decision making, analysis and enterprise planning. The unit includes the forecasting of future financial requirements and development of business targets in compliance with financial projections.

The unit applies to senior management, including strategic business analysts and executive managers, who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse and generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems.