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Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers (Live Online)

Overcome your fear of finance and learn the financial impact of your decisions - without leaving your office.

Finance...for nonfinancial managers. It's a topic you must understand—especially during challenging economic times when financial acumen is expected at every organizational level. You've got to know how to justify a request, quantify your contributions to the company and spot profit drains immediately. Because whether you're a wizard of finance or a nonfinancial manager, performance is measured the same way—in dollars and cents!

Offering an accessible overview of finance for nonfinancial managers, this finance course features exactly what you need to further your career and build your future. From accruals to write-offs to receivables and payables, this workshop shows nonfinancial managers the concepts, tools and techniques that can help make each decision pay off—on the job and on the bottom line.

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Upcoming Sessions

Date City Times Course# 62218
  • Aug 8, 2017
    - Aug 17, 2017
    Live Online 2:00 PM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Sep 12, 2017
    - Sep 21, 2017
    Live Online 2:00 PM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Oct 17, 2017
    - Oct 26, 2017
    Live Online 2:00 PM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Nov 28, 2017
    - Dec 7, 2017
    Live Online 2:00 PM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Jan 9, 2018
    - Jan 18, 2018
    Live Online 2:00 PM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Feb 27, 2018
    - Mar 8, 2018
    Live Online 2:00 PM
    - 5:00 PM
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Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.

Course Details

What You Will Learn

  • State the accounting equation and describe the relationship among its components
  • Explain the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Describe accrual-basis accounting
  • Differentiate between accounting profit and cash flow
  • Describe the key components of an annual report
  • Explain the importance of notes in evaluating financial statements
  • Describe an external auditor’s role
  • Explain the significance of the opinion letter
  • Calculate the key financial ratios using the financial statements.
  • Use financial ratios to evaluate: leverage and profitability, competitive performance and performance compared with budgeted expectations/benchmarks
  • Use the DuPont formula to evaluate management performance.
  • Use the concept of Economic Value Added (EVA®) and Cash Flow on Investment (CFROI) to determine if a segment of an organization is adding value to the business.
  • Distinguish between capital expenditure budgets and operating budgets
  • Describe the function of the capital budget
  • Explain the time value of money
  • Recognize and apply different methods of evaluating capital expenditures and monitoring project performance

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

Additional Details

Four 3-hour sessions run over a 2 week period (Tuesday and Thursday in 2 consecutive weeks). 

Live Online courses are delivered in partnership with the American Management Association.

These courses offer the high-calibre faculty and quality content that Canadian Management Centre is known for, but in a live online format— delivered in easy-to-manage lesson installments that won’t disrupt your work week. Learn new skills, sharpen existing ones and enhance your career journey!

  • Interactive, instructor-led course in a user-friendly platform
  • Talk and text with faculty and peers via chat and VoIP
  • Share files and work in breakout group activities
  • Access live, 24/7 customer support throughout your AMA learning experience
  • Lessons are divided into manageable 3-hour blocks


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  • $2,599 non Member

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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for nonfinancial managers in every functional area of responsibility in all industries.

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