Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Executive Education Workshops


Program Overview

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers empowers participants with a framework of essential Finance and Accounting terminology, concepts, and applications, so they can build their own “financial toolbox.” In this two-day workshop, they learn how the impact of financial decisions affects the performance of work units and the profitability of organizations.

October 8 & 9, 2015
UCF Executive Development Center
36 W Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801

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Workshop Agenda

Workshop Flyer

Led by UCF Professors Dr. Darryl Allen and Dr. Anthony Byrd, this workshop helps participants develop the financial skills necessary to evaluate proposed business projects, analyze performance, and apply Finance and Accounting principles with confidence. They leave with improved financial knowledge, including the ability to read and use financial statements and effectively communicate finance-related matters.


  • Communicate confidently using financial terms and concepts
  • Understand how operating decisions impact financial performance
  • Interpret and use data from financial reports such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash-flow statements
  • Increase comprehension of analytical practices and techniques
  • Improve day-to-day financial decision making using financial performance metrics
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education Credits and 14.0 HRCI Credits


This two-day program is geared toward non-financial managers who make or contribute to decisions with significant financial implications. Mid-level managers, directors, and executives from every functional area will benefit from the program. Specifically, this seminar is invaluable to:

  • Sales Managers and Marketing Directors
  • Functional Managers in Operations, Human Resources, or Engineering
  • R&D, Manufacturing, and IT Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs and Consultants

Program Content*

Day 1 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Core Focus

  • The Cash Flow and Net Income impact over the life-cycle of a firm
  • Cash Flow vs. Net Income: Which is more important?
  • Time Value of Money
  • The Basics of Stocks and Bonds

Day 2 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Core Focus

  • Analyzing current vs. prior year operating results
  • Break-even analysis, selecting among alternative courses of action, and the importance of key performance indicators
  • Overview of Corporate Finance
  • Financial Ratio Analysis

Please check back soon for more details.

About the Instructors

The Finance & Accounting workshop is taught by nationally-recognized faculty members with a strong passion for teaching and who are well-renowned and published in their fields. Professors Darryl Allen and Anthony Byrd have been specifically chosen to participate for their ability to communicate effectively, relate their research to current business practices, and provide relevant learning experiences. Both exemplify that much-desired quality of executive program faculty—commanding, yet entertaining presence in the classroom, bolstered by extensive real-world experience.

Darryl AllenDarryl Allen, Ph. D.

Prior to attaining his PhD in Accounting at George Washington University, Prof. Allen worked 25 years for ExxonMobil, most recently serving as Accounting Executive for Nigeria, Indonesia, and Qatar. He draws rave reviews from his Executive MBA students for his ability to relate stories of “real-life business Accounting,” which students can immediately apply to successful quarterly results in their own firms.

Anthony Byrd, Ph. D.

Anthony Byrd received his PhD in Business Administration in 1992 from the University of South Carolina. He joined the faculty at the University of Central Florida in 1993 as an Assistant Professor in Finance and served as the Chair of the Finance Department. Prof. Byrd has received several teaching awards and research grants while teaching corporate finance, financial derivatives and risk management, investments, and financial markets and institutions on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has presented papers at a number of national and regional finance conferences on topics such as capital structure, convertible bonds and preferred stocks, and financial education issues.

Past participants’ testimonials:

“Excellent program! The instructors made these topics very easy to understand, even to someone not experienced in finance.”

“Dr. Allen was awesome! He actually made accounting some thing I could understand. This course was well worth it.”

“I was constantly engaged! The simplicity of the examples made it easy to relate to my current position.”

“Anyone in business should take this workshop.”

Registration Options

Program Fees

$750 for one participant ~  early-bird pricing of $650 available until January 14, 2015

Enrollment includes two days of highly interactive sessions, all course materials, plus breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, and adjoining parking. The program will be held at the UCF Executive Development Center, 36 West Pine Street, Downtown Orlando.

Get 10% off for 3 or more attendees from the same organization registered at the same time and 20% off for 6 or more attendees from the same organization. Use coupon code 3ormore10% or 6orMore20% in our online registration system.

Discounts for UCF Alumni and UCF Faculty members available.

Please call us at (407) 235-3903 for details and to register over the phone.

Registration Options

Online registration link coming soon.

Call (407) 235-3903 to register over the phone.

Download a registration form and mail it & check payable to:

UCF Executive Development Center
36 West Pine Street, Orlando, Florida 32801

Cancellation Policy

All payments must be received in full two weeks prior to the program start. UCF will grant an 80% refund for cancellations made two or more weeks prior to the start of the program. For cancellations made within two weeks prior to the start of the program, a 50% refund will be granted. There is no refund if you withdraw after the start of the program.


The dress code is business casual, jeans are welcome, but the meeting rooms can be very cool, so you may wish to bring a light sweater or jacket.

Parking and Accommodations


We have arranged FREE PARKING for conference participants in the 55 West Garage (click here for directions). For UCF’s EDC to validate your parking, you must park at the55 WEST GARAGE, which is located directly next door to the UCF Executive Development Center on Pine Street (a block east of Interstate-4 and just to the west of the EDC). Entrance to/exit from the garage is via West Pine Street (again, please see directions). We recommend parking on the 4th or 5th floor of the garage, taking the elevator down, then exiting to the right. Pine Street is just a few steps away. Take a right, and UCF’s EDC is immediately next door. Please note that we will validate your parking each day via stickers available at our front desk.


Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee.  We recommend the following hotels in walking distance or within a short shuttle ride from our Center.

Grand Bohemian

Grand Bohemian Hotel – Downtown Orlando

325 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 313-9000


Embassy SuitesEmbassy Suites Orlando

191 E. Pine Street, Orlando, Florida 32801

Phone: (800) 809-9708


Aloft Downtown Orlando
Aloft Orlando Downtown

500 South Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-380-3500


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