Duration: 30 hrs

Recommended Prerequisites

Accounting Skills for New Supervisors


Course Overview

For managers in today’s business world, it’s essential to have a working knowledge of finance. We all play a role in our organization’s financial health, whether we realize it or not. If you don’t have training or a background in finance, you may be at a disadvantage as you sit around the management table.

Understanding the cycle of finance will help you figure out where you fit into your company’s financial structure, and how to keep your department out of the red. This course will help you prepare budgets and make decisions with confidence.


Learning Objectives

  • Define basic financial terminology
  • Prepare a budget of any type or size
  • Get your budget approved
  • Perform basic ratio analysis
  • Make better financial decisions


Course Outline


  1. Course Overview
  2. Finance Jeopardy
  3. The Fundamentals of Finance
  • Basic Concepts
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Your Role in Company Finances
  • Identifying the Key Players in Your Organization
  1. The Basics of Budgeting
  • Defining a Budget
  • Types of Budgets
  • Understanding Where Your Budget Fits In
  1. Parts of a Budget
  2. The Budgeting Process
  • Overview
  • Step One: Gather the Budget Package
  • Step Two: Lay the Groundwork
  • Case Study (Part One)
  • Step Three: Identify Your Goals
  • Case Study (Part Two)
  • Step Four: Gathering Your Resources
  • Steps Five and Six: Planning and Doing
  • Case Study (Part Three)
  1. Budgeting Tips and Tricks
  2. Monitoring and Managing Budgets
  3. Crunching the Numbers
  • Understanding Ratio Analysis
  • Making Connections
  1. Getting Your Budget Approved
  2. Comparing Investment Opportunities
  3. ISO 9001:2008
  • What is ISO 9001:2008?
  • Making Connections
  1. Directing the Peerless Data Corporation
  • Task Explanation
  • Decision One: Office Relocation
  • Decision Two: Reproduction Backlog
  • Decision Three: Improving Supervision
  • Decision Four: Job Enrichment
  • Decision Five: Staff Expansion
  1. Personal Action Plan
  2. Recommended Reading List
  3. Post-Course Assessment


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