Learn the basic practices of finance & accounting & how to effectively communicate with financial professionals. Get the confidence to go into the CFO's office & convincingly convey financial benefits & its link to the company's strategic objectives.
- Course Outline
No matter how important a purchase or project might be to your team or department, when you are trying to convince the CFO, the bottom line is the only thing that matters. In this course, students will learn the basic practices of finance and accounting and how to effectively communicate with financial professionals. This course will give students the confidence to go into the CFO(TM)s office and convincingly convey financial benefits and its link to the company(TM)s strategic objectives.
This course helps students understand how executives select projects, analyze business performance through budgets and the interpretation of financial statements.
Students pursuing professional development units must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 70% on an end of-class, multiple-choice assessment.
What You'll Learn
- Basic finance and accounting language
- Understand and evaluate financial statements
- See your initiative through the eyes of the CFO
- Time value of money
- Effective budget management techniques
- Assess investment opportunities
- ROI vs. TCO - when to use each as justification
- Fixed versus variable costs
- Cost analysis, profit planning, and volume/price risks
- Communicate effectively with financial executives
Anyone responsible for managing a budget (including project managers responsible for project budgets) or interacting with finance department staff, and those who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance.
- Financial Terms and Concepts
- Financial and Income Statements
- Evaluating Financial Statements
- Utilizing Balance Sheets
- Understanding Cash Flow Statements
- Working Capital Management
- Managing Budgets
- Cost and Break-Even Analysis
- Return on Investment
- Prerequisites & Certificates
- 21 PMI PDUs - 2.1 CEUs
- Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.
Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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