In 2008, the Defence CFO Group found their Chief Executive Instructions (CEIs) needed to be reviewed and made more focused, readable and relevant. Cordelta was engaged to rationalise the number of CEIs and clarify the must dos required by legislation and the Defence’s Secretary’s policy instructions.
Cordelta worked closely with the Group’s staff, drawing on its subject matter expertise and understanding of corporate management within a Commonwealth agency. Cordelta’s team was able to reduce the number of CEIs as well as rewriting them to be succinct and clear. A new volume of comprehensive and relevant financial instructions was also created to support the new CEIs (FINMAN 5).
The revised CEIs and FINMAN 5 documentation was approved by the CFO and stakeholders and by the Defence Secretary.