Managing Budgets and Finances

Objectives
For managers in today's business world, a working knowledge of finance is essential. 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
finances, 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 workshop will familiarize you with the key
concepts of finance and accounting and help you prepare budgets with more confidence.

Benefits

1 Assess the financial performance and health of your firm
2 Enhance your decision-making skills by integrating financial management concepts into your thinking
3 Assess various software applications for managing finances
4 Control the flow of money through your department
5 Understand the budgeting process and forecasting techniques

Outline
1 Your role in company finances
2 Assets, liabilities and equity
3 Accounts payable and receivable
4  Understanding financial statements
5  Budgeting and forecasting techniques
6 Types of budgets
7 Comparing software applications
8 Tracking business expenses
9  GAAP
10 The human side of finances
11 How to make good financial decisions
12  Comparing investment opportunities

Three two hour sessions $150 per person,