Management & Leadership Seminars

Managerial AManagerial Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals: Information for Planning, Decision Making and Control

Program Objectives:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the functions of financial management.
  • Define the four key financial statements: balance sheet, income, cash flow and changes in owners equity.
  • Interpret the financial health of a company or profit center.
  • Master capital budgeting and cost-volume-profit analysis.
  • Use financial information to manage the business or their departments.


This Program is designed for:

Managers, supervisors and staff from any function including finance who need to improve understanding and use of financial information. This program is worth 25 NASBA CPEs.

Program Outline:


  • The Goals and Functions of Financial Management
  • The Three Most Important Questions Answered by Finance

The Key Financial Statements

  • Income Statement
  • Changes in Owner Equity
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow

Analysis of Financial Statements

  • Judging the Health of the Business
  • Income Statement Ratios
  • Balance Sheet Ratios
  • How to Read Company Annual Reports

Cost Concepts and Decision-Making

  • Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Economic Costs versus Accounting Costs
  • Marginal Analysis
  • Cost-Based Pricing

Capital Projects

  • The Time Value of Money
  • Cost of Capital
  • The Capital Budgeting Decision
  • Methods in Evaluating Capital Projects
  • Sensitivity and Risk Analysis

Working Capital and the Financing Decision

  • Current Asset Management
  • Sources of Short-Term Financing

Using Financial Information to Manage the Business

  • Making Business Decisions in Finance, Marketing, Production and Investment

The Budgeting Process

  • Guidelines and Techniques
  • Cost Control


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