Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive

Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive

Name: Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive

 Components: 3 Seminar Presentations

Duration: 21 hours

Balance sheets and income statements. Cash flow and financial management. Many executives rise to positions of great responsibility with less knowledge of finance and accounting than they’d like to have. Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive will demystify the data, clarify key concepts, and teach you important frameworks and fundamentals.

 

Nonfinancial executives nowadays must be able to identify business trends, read financial statements and reports, make performance comparisons with competitors, and practice financial forecasting. They must be able to understand how much debt a company should accept, the appropriate analysis for better investment decisions, the measurement of the cost of capital, and the payment of any cash dividends to investors. Bottom line, nonfinancial executives must be able to make better financial management decisions to increase the value of their company in the marketplace.

 

Goals:

This course will help participants:

 

OUTLINE:

Section 1:

Introduction

 

Section 2:

Applying Accounting Principles

 

Section 3:

Understanding the income statement in terms of value creation

Practical cases and illustrations

 

Section 4:

Understanding the balance sheet 

Group exercise on an actual company balance sheet

 

Section 5:

Understanding the cash flow statement

 

Overall discussion and wrap up of previous sessions

 

Section 6:

Construction of financial statements 

Sample financial statements and how to interpret information – group exercise

 

Section 7:

Using Accounting Information to Make Better Decisions

Case study and discussion

 

Section 8:

Financial planning process

 

Section 9:

Understanding How to Analyze a Business

 

Section 10:

Hands-On Application: Corporate Financial Analysis
Review the financial statements of a company and analyze its profitability,  discussion and analysis in small groups

 

Section 11:

Principles of Capital Budgeting

 

Overall discussion and wrap up of previous sessions
Section 12:

Working Capital Management

Section 13:

Determining What Makes a Business Valuable

 

Section 14:

Hands-On Application: Corporate Financial Analysis
Applying the comprehensive ratio framework and valuation methods to analyze a company and discuss the analysis in small groups

 

Section 15:

Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

Estimate its fundamental value

 

Section 16:

Decision making

 

Review, wrap up of sessions, discussion