Business Finance Basics
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Business Finance Basics

Category ID Duration Price
Finance and Accounting 12075 1 Day(s) $495.00
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In this full day live instructor-led class, you will examine financial statements—including the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, and statement of stockholders' equity—as guides to fiscal health. You will also identify what you want to gain from a budget and describe the steps of budgeting to meet these goals. Finance and Budgeting Essentials for Business Professionals grounds you in the functions and tools of finance.

Good financial judgment can deepen the decision-making skills of any business professional. Fluency with monetary figures helps you tie everyday operations to the financial success of your organization at a department and senior level.


· Describe the importance and major elements of financial statements.
· Use balance sheets to determine the assets a company has at its disposal.
· Interpret income statements to identify corporate earnings, expenses, and profitability.
· Read cash flow and other statements to assess an organization’s real-world financial situation.
· Select a budget type and method to fit the needs of a company.
· Prepare a responsible budget.


To ensure your success, we recommend you have some level of work experience in any of a variety of organizational settings. You should also have general end-user computer and Internet skills, including basic Excel.


Lesson 1: Reviewing Financial Basics
Topic A: Identify the Benefits of Finance
Topic B: Describe Financial Statements

Lesson 2: Interpreting Balance Sheets
Topic A: Identify Elements of Balance Sheets
Topic B: Analyze a Balance Sheet

Lesson 3: Interpreting Income Statements
Topic A: Identify Elements of Income Statements
Topic B: Analyze an Income Statement

Lesson 4: Interpreting Other Financial Statements
Topic A: Read Cash Flow Statements
Topic B: Read Statements of Stockholders’ Equity
Topic C: Read Notes to Financial Statements
Topic D: Identify Elements of Financial Statements for Non-Profits

Lesson 5: Planning a Budgeting Approach
Topic A: Describe Budgeting Principles
Topic B: Choose What and How to Budget

Lesson 6: Utilizing Budgets
Topic A: Prepare an Operating Budget
Topic B: Prepare an Activity-Based Budget

Topic C: Monitor a Budget

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