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Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive

Columbia Business School Executive Education
Training overview
5 days
9,550 USD
Classroom / Public
Next start date: 9/23/2019 - New York City
Start dates
New York City
9/23/2019  
9,550 USD
12/9/2019  
9,550 USD

Course description

Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive

This course provides nonfinancial individuals the opportunity to deepen their expertise of accounting and finance to improve their decision-making and management capabilities. The program focuses on the role of accounting, ratio calculation, key concepts of managerial and financial accounting, and analysis of your company and shareholder value management.

The Corporate Financial Analysis is the hallmark of the program and entails a detailed financial analysis of your company, or any other company of your choice. A faculty coach assists you through the process and helps you to read the profile on different levels, assess strengths and areas of improvement, discuss how the business is doing based on the figures.

Benefits of the course:

  • Learn and apply key concepts of managerial and financial accounting.
  • Understand accounting's role in business and master the language of accounting.
  • Apply finance and accounting concepts to shareholder value management.
  • Identify red flags in financial statements.
  • Calculate ratios and develop a sound ratio analysis.
  • Receive faculty coaching on your Corporate Financial Analysis.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for mid- to senior-level executives with five or more years of experience in corporate or divisional roles who seek a deeper understanding of finance and accounting.

The program is well suited for those in creative or technical fields and can also serve as a refresher for executives with some knowledge of finance and accounting.

Training Content

Day One

  • Articulating Principles of Accounting Building Blocks
    • Balance sheet
    • Income statement
    • Statement of cash flows
    • Income measurement: Cash flows versus earnings
  • Applying Accounting Principles
    • Revenue recognition
    • Matching
    • Conservatism
    • Manipulations and red flags

Day Two

  • Using Accounting Information to Make Better Decisions
    • Integrating financial and managerial accounting
    • Identifying profit opportunities with activity-based costing (ABC)
    • Understanding the balanced scorecard and efficient budgeting
    • Mastering net present value (NPV) calculations

Day Three

  • Understanding How to Analyze a Business
    • Review actual financial statements
    • Reformulate the financial statements to facilitate informative profitability analysis
    • Develop a systematic ratio analysis to evaluate profitability
  • Hands-On Application: Corporate Financial Analysis
    • Review the financial statements of a company of your choosing, analyze its profitability, and discuss the analysis in small groups

Day Four

  • Determining What Makes a Business Valuable
    • Develop a systematic ratio analysis to evaluate earnings quality, growth prospects, risk, and market pricing
    • Describe and demonstrate the application of fundamental and relative (price-multiple) valuation methods
    • Learn the role of valuation in mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Hands-On Application: Corporate Financial Analysis
    • Applying the comprehensive ratio framework and valuation methods to analyze a company of your choosing, and discuss the analysis in small groups 

Day Five

  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
    • Evaluate the firm's strategy
    • Understand its accounting choices
    • Analyze its current performance
    • Forecast its future performance
    • Estimate its fundamental value
  • Real-World Experience in Real Time
    • Examining effective financial management in the real world
    • Talking to finance professionals

Costs

See the schedule above or use the request information form to learn the cost of this course.

Degree and diploma etc.

Upon completion of this program, you will earn five days towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits.

Certification / Credits

Upon completion of this program, you will earn five days towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits.

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Columbia Business School Executive Education

3022 Broadway
NY 10027 New York

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