National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Course Description

Financial & Accounting Concepts, Statements & Terminology: 2 day

Learn everything you need to know about the numbers that drive your organization in this power-packed two-day workshop!

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Program Description

This comprehensive two-day workshop for mid- to senior-level nonfinancial decision makers is a "crash course" on learning how to read, analyze and use financial information strategically and accurately. Essential fundamentals will be presented in clear language and practical, easy-to-grasp concepts so that you can digest a volume of information in a short amount of time.
Interactive exercises and thought-provoking discussions will help you practice your newfound skills. Don't forget to bring your calculator! You'll also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with your expert trainer about questions you've always wanted answers to - and get solid responses from a source who's not only reliable, but objective.
Bottom line, you'll leave with smart strategies for using key financial concepts and tools to strengthen your management decisions - and perform at a new level of financial confidence. Protect your organization's financial interests by understanding how the numbers really work!

What You’ll Learn

  1. Save time and reduce costs by understanding accounting and finance fundamentals key to strong management
  2. Evaluate the financial impact of your decisions - before you make them
  3. Measure your department's, division's or organization's financial position quickly and easily through reading a financial statement
  4. Determine the true costs of projects, plans and purchases -- and
    avoid ugly surprises!
  5. Eyeball financial reports and grasp the most important information in a mere glance
  6. Get your plans, projects and proposals accepted more easily by presenting them in bottom-line financial terms
  7. Instantly spot inaccuracies and questionable numbers on financial documents and head off costly mistakes
  8. Analyze figures and trends and use this insight to plan for growth
  9. Forecast revenues and expenses with greater accuracy
  10. Set practical, yet aggressive, short- and long-term goals using your new numbers knowledge
  11. Recognize the opportunities and problems embedded within any
    financial report
  12. Speak the language of accounting and finance with confidence
    and conviction
  13. Use finance and accounting tools to improve the quality of all
    your decisions
  14. Learn how to justify your requests for additional people or resources with solid numbers
  15. Present on-target financial information in your reports and proposals
  16. Solidify your organizational vision by gaining a clear "big picture" view of the future
  17. Apply the right ratios to examine the fiscal soundness of a situation
  18. Correctly calculate ROI for the "true bottom line"
  19. Know which computer software packages can make your job easier
  20. Boost your credibility as you become recognized as a person who really knows numbers

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Workshop Agenda

Demystifying the Terminology and Speaking Intelligently About Financial Issues

Critical Financial Concepts You Must Know

Sharpening Your Decision-Making with Powerful
Financial Tools

Interpreting Financial Statements Accurately and Insightfully

"Must-Know" Accounting Basics

Planning for Revenues and Growth

Computer Tools That Make Your Job Easier

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,

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