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Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Gain the financial skills you need to demonstrate value, interpret reports, make data-driven decisions, and justify ideas in dollars and cents. This program from the American Management Association is designed for non-financial managers in any industry and will help you cultivate proactive relationships with finance professionals while expanding your career opportunities.

  • Level All levels
  • Age 21 and older
  • Price $2,595
  • Location Live, interactive online classroom
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this accounting class:

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 2 days.

Who Should Attend

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

How You Will 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 Cover

  • 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


Reviews:


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"a big help"
As a wastewater Department Manager, this program was a big help.

Travis J. 
2/1/2021


★★★★★
"Instructor was very helpful"
Instructor was very helpful, knowledgeable and supportive.

Peter S.
6/25/2020



★★★★☆
"professional and very informative"
Course was as I have come to expect from AMA Training - professional and very informative, even on a truncated timeframe.

Christopher W. 
7/24/2020



★★★★★
"very informative"
very informative. 

Yesenia W.
8/17/2020



★★★★★
"Well structured"
Well structured and conducted course to impart the desired information and knowledge for better understanding of financial reports.

Tarun J. 
3/2/2021


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Please email us at [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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