Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals (Online)
Financial data is the universal language of business. Quarterly results, cost drivers, cash flow, liquid assets, net profits—these are terms that reveal key issues facing your company. Learn what these concepts really mean and how you can use them to persuade your colleagues and better understand your competitors’ operations.
Through expert instruction, engaging discussion, and real-world case studies, this online program will help you master the financial language of business and discover how to make decisions that lead to financial success for your department and your organization.
Who Should Attend
Non-financial managers in every functional area of responsibility in all industries.
Continuing Education Units
This course provides 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
How You Will Benefit
- Strengthen your business acumen and understanding of financial language
- Communicate effectively with other departments and executives using accounting terminology and principles
- Get your projects approved by backing up your proposals with solid financial information
- Acquire valuable insight into the operations of your competitors and suppliers by interpreting their financial statements
- Find out how return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) can be used, and assess whether you are building value in your organization
- Make timely, cost-effective decisions and identify appropriate initiatives and projects when you know what drives costs in your organization
|Module 1 – Introductions, Goals/Objectives, and the Basics of Business|
|Module 2 – Basic Financial Concepts and Financial Statements|
|Module 3 – Additional Financial Statement Concepts and Impact of Working Capital|
|Module 4 – Financial Strategies to Improve Growth and Profit Performance|
|Module 5 – Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis|
|Module 6 – Concepts of Cash Flow and Capital Expenditures|
|Module 7 – Developing Financial Value in an Organization|
|Module 8 – Budget Fundamentals|
Ann is the instructor of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals at the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development.
Ann's many years of teaching at Marquette University in Milwaukee have prepared her to engage audiences of all levels of tenure and expertise. She also draws on her background as a certified public accountant and her 20-plus years of Fortune 500 and government contracting experience as she works to develop financial literacy at all levels of an organization.
Ann has held controller, director of accounting, and CFO roles at many organizations, including American Family Insurance, WellPoint Inc., and Attic Angel Community. She believes in consistently obtaining results through leadership, culture, and financial acumen for all professionals. Clients such as WellPoint Inc., National Government Services, and Marquette University have praised her business knowledge, strategic approach, and real-world insight.
Ann holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin and has completed the coursework for her MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.
June 1 – 25
Mondays and Thursdays
10 – 11:30 a.m. CT