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WHAT YOUR CFO WANTS YOU TO KNOW™ (1 DAY)

Finance is one of the most confusing business topics to non-financial professionals. However, often knowledge of finance is important to help individuals perform well in their functions or enhance their careers. Most successful senior managers have a good understanding of the basics of finance. Knowledge of finance and profitability enables employees to improve the performance of their area and contribute effectively to the organization. Unfortunately, finance is often a confusing area to those who do not use it on a daily basis. This one-day workshop is geared toward busy non-financial employees who are looking to enhance their financial knowledge. At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Read and understand financial reports
  • Interpret their organization’s financial results
  • Understand financial terminology
  • Understand how senior executives assess financial performance
  • Understand the quantitative analysis behind many decisions
  • Enhance communications with the Finance department and key decision-makers
  • Use financial analysis to support decisions and obtain buy-in on key proposals
  • Understand and participate in the budgeting/forecasting process more effectively

As a result of the above learning outcomes, participants should find that their financial knowledge provides them with additional insight that ultimately will increase their career growth and potential.

Topics covered

  • Review of basic financial concepts
  • Main financial statements overview
  • Review of financial reports and interpretation of results
  • Key financial ratios
  • Performance indicators
  • Different methods of evaluating investments
  • Overview of budgeting

Workshop format

The course is very interactive. Participants will work on case studies and exercises in small teams throughout the seminar to derive the maximum learning.

Who will benefit

The workshop will be of benefit to analysts, managers, senior managers, and directors in non-financial roles who are looking to enhance their knowledge of finance. It will useful for individuals who are responsible for managing a cost centre, preparing budgets, and/or preparing business cases.

Price: $649

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