Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

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Can you demonstrate your value and ROI to your boss? Are you able to interpret financial reports and make decisions based on the data they provide? Can you draft an accurate budget? Can you justify your ideas in dollars and cents?

You didn’t get to this point in your career only to be held back by weak financial skills. This program for non-financial managers makes the basics of finance accessible to anyone in just 3 days.

You’ll learn how to:
• Interpret and respond appropriately to financial information
• Communicate your contribution to the bottom line
• Uncover drains on profitability
• Make smarter decisions that deliver higher profitability

Financial skills are fundamental to any managerial position. Learn how to think finance, and you’ll expand your career opportunities. From accruals to write-offs to receivables and payables, this workshop shows non-financial managers the concepts, tools, and techniques that can help make each decision pay off—on the job and on the bottom line.

How Will you Benefit?

  • Get a firm grasp of the numbers side of your job
  • Gain greater confidence with a working knowledge of business financials
  • Learn how to “think finance” and translate performance into financial terms
  • Cultivate proactive working relationships with finance professionals and enhance your value to the organization
  • Understand the business dynamics of dollars and cents—and take initiatives that meet your short- and long-term goals
  • Take the guesswork out of your decision making and deliver a better bottom line
  • Expand your professional expertise—and your career opportunities

What You Will Learn

  • Key finance terms: assets, liabilities, capital, depreciation, capitalization, current ratio and others
  • The accounting process: journals and ledgers, how debits and credits work
  • Mastering the mind-set: see business in terms of dollars-and-cents decision options that pay off—short- and long-term
  • Basic accounting principles
  • Applying accounting conventions and guidelines
  • Developing working rules regarding your corporate financial statements
  • Using the balance sheet to examine assets and liabilities
  • Analyzing the income statement to assess revenues and expenses
  • The statement of cash flow: sources and uses of funds
  • Content and format of the annual report
  • Understanding the footnotes
  • Debt vs. equity financing
  • How leveraging can increase return to shareholders
  • Keeping your plan on target with budgetary controls
  • Using profit-planning tools, break-even analysis, financial forecasting
  • Cash flow: where cash comes from and how it’s applied
  • Elements of cost accounting
  • Analyzing payback method, discounted cash flow, present value and present value index in making profitable capital investment decisions
  • Criteria for examining the performance of divisions and product lines
  • Understanding the cost of capital

Who Should AttendThis program is designed for non-financial managers in every functional area of responsibility in all industries.

Note: Please bring a copy of your annual report (if available).

CE Credits: 1.8

For Classroom, Live Online, and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place or cancel without penalty at any time up to three weeks prior to your program. If you provide AMA with less than three weeks notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA OnDemand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed—At AMA, we guarantee the quality of our seminars. In fact, 98% of our participants say they would recommend the course they have taken to their colleagues. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with a seminar for which you have paid, AMA will give you credit toward another seminar of comparable price or will refund your fee.

We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

American Management Association

American Management Association is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success.

Challenging situations require a trusted partner.AMA’s mission and approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—“learning through doing”—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, webcasts and podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research.

Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.

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Class Fee: $2,445

  Dec 9, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019
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Class Type: In Person
Age: Adults
Inventory: 10 seats available
Location
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Seattle, WA

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Reviews of American Management Association

(10 Reviews)
Darcy C.
09/07/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Darcy C. gave this class 5 out of 5 Connect2Classes stars.
Christopher M.
09/01/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Jerry was a great instructor. He was very easy to ask questions to and get clear explanations.
Darlene C.
09/01/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Materials were excellent. Instructor was well qualified and had good professional experiences to share. Our class had five students, so the interaction was personal and we were able to bring our current jobs into the learning.
Taylar G.
08/25/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Taylar G. gave this class 5 out of 5 Connect2Classes stars.
Stefanie M.
08/24/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
This course was too high level for me. I would suggest offering a course with less difficulty.
Arlina G.
08/24/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Arlina G. gave this class 5 out of 5 Connect2Classes stars.
Rick K.
08/24/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Instructor was knowledgeable and able to expand discussions of topics in relation to various industries.
Grey G.
08/24/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Jerry did a great job and moved the class along. I felt as if some of the heavier content should of been reviewed in the mornings instead of at end of day.
Jeff B.
08/24/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
I enjoyed the instructor's personality. I felt that he should have focused more on the content of the course. Rather than simply crunch numbers, talk about the philosophy and theory more.
Roma S.
08/24/2017
Attended: Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Roma S. gave this class 5 out of 5 Connect2Classes stars.