Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Course


Learn finance and accounting in-person or online in this three-day class.

  • In the Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers course, you will learn about the financial information provided by accountants and how to analyze that information to make informed decisions for improved profitability.
  • Receive training from a management professional with 30+ years of experience.
  • Four ways to learn: public class, webinar, self-study, or on-site training.
  • Public class and webinar limited to four students for maximum learning.
  • Certificate issued on completion.
  • Cost: Three-day class $1999.00.  Available Discounts.
  • Public Class and Webinar Schedule is in the right column.Managers

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Course Description

In the current environment of cut-throat competition, razor-thin profit margins, and increasing scrutiny from stakeholders, mastering the fundamentals of financial management is a must for everyone with a stake in their company’s and in their own professional futures. Packed with step-by-step examples and illustrative case studies, and updated to reflect the latest trends in the economy and in financial policy, this class is a nuts-and-bolts guide for managers, entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, teachers, and students alike. 

Featuring new commentary on corporate accountability, updated interactive templates, study questions, , this class covers all the key aspects of financial management.​

Each Student Receives:

  • A student manual or textbook for use during and after the class.
  • Instruction from an experienced business professional (minimum of 30 years) with at least five years in a corporate senior management position (CEO, President, COO, Vice President, CFO).
  • Real life exercises to support training materials.
  • Individual attention (classes are limited to four students).
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion. 

Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start?

If you are experiencing problems with any of the following, we can help:

  • unprecedented growth
  • supply chain issues
  • cash management issues
  • introduction of new technologies
  • development of a company mission statement or S&OP
  • poor customer service
  • poor internal training development
  • declining or stagnant sales
  • high employee turnover
  • no accountability for managers

Our account managers can work with you to improve the performance of your workforce in two ways:

  1. Our account managers can help you put together a comprehensive employee training program proven to be one of the best returns on investment there is.
  2. A business consultant to provide expert advice in a particular area such as management and leadership, accountancy, human resources, customer service, finance, or supply chain management. 

Start to improve your bottom line today by contacting your account manager by email at or call us 24/7 at 888-632-2093.

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Course Outline

Part 1: Understanding Financial Information

Module 1: The Balance Sheet
Expenses and Expenditures
Important Accounting Concepts Affecting the Balance Sheet
Stockholders’ Equity
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Additional Balance Sheet Information
Analysis of the Balance Sheet
Module 2: The Income Statement
Analysis of the Income Statement
Module 3: The Statement of Cash Flows
Sources of Funds
Uses of Funds
Statement of Cash Flows
Financial Practice Review
Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows
Module 4: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles:
A Review and Update
The Fiscal Period
The Going Concern Concept
Historical Monetary Unit
Quantifiable Items or Transactions
Full Disclosure
Significant Accounting Issues
Module 5: The Annual Report and Other Sources of Incredibly Valuable Information
The Annual Report
Modern-Day Activists
The 10-K Report
The Proxy Statement
Other Sources of Information
The Securities and Exchange Commission

Part 2: Analysis of Financial Statements

Module 6: Key Financial Ratios
Statistical Indicators
Financial Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Ratios of Working Capital Management
Measures of Profitability
Financial Leverage Ratios
Module 7: Using Return on Assets to Measure Profit Centers
After-Tax Cash Flow (ATCF)
Return on Assets: Its Components
Module 8: Overhead Allocations
Problems That Arise from Cost Allocation
What about the IRS and GAAP?
Effect on Profits of Different Cost Allocation Issues

Part 3: Decision Making for Improved Profitability

Module 9: Analysis of Business Profitability
Fixed Costs
Variable Costs
Development of Fixed-Cost Estimates
Development of Variable-Cost Estimates
Breakeven Calculation
Variance Analysis
Module 10: Return on Investment
What Is Analyzed?
Why Are These Opportunities Analyzed So Extensively?
Discounted Cash Flow
Present Value
Discounted Cash Flow Measures
Capital Expenditure Defined
The Cash Flow Forecast
Characteristics of a Quality Forecast
Establishing the ROI Target
Analytical Simulations
Comprehensive Case Study

Part 4: Additional Financial Information

Module 11: Financing the Business
Some Guidance on Borrowing Money
Module 12: Business Planning and the Budget
S.W.O.T. Analysis
Significant Planning Guidelines and Policies
Some Additional Issues
A Guide to Better Budgets
Preparation of the Budget

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Course Public Class and Webinar Schedule

Wed., Thurs., and Fri., October 13 – 15, 2021 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., November 10 – 12, 2021
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., November 17 – 19, 2021 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., December 15 – 17, 2021 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., January 12 – 14, 2022
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., February 23 – 25, 2022
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., March 16 – 18, 2022
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., April 13 – 15, 2022
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., May 11 – 13, 2022
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., June 15 – 17, 2022

Scheduled dates don’t work for you? Schedule your own start date (subject to availability).  Contact customer service to check date availability at


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