Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Executive Education Workshops

September 2016

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Interactive Two-Day Workshop



$750 per participant

Save $100 in our early-bird pricing.

UCF Alumni, non-profit organization, and multiple-registration discounts also available. more info

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.

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. 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.


  • Non-financial managers who make or contribute to decisions with significant financial implications
  • Sales Managers and Marketing Directors
  • Functional Managers in Operations, Human Resources, or Engineering
  • R&D, Manufacturing, and IT Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs and Consultants


  • 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



Darryl Allen, Ph.D., teaches advanced managerial accounting at the University of Central Florida. Prior to attaining his Ph.D. in Accounting at George Washington University, Professor 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., 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.


Workshop Overview

Day 1 – Thursday 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 – Friday 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



“The course is fantastic and provides senior and executive management the right tools to ask the hard questions to finance & accounting. I truly recommend it! ”

Michael J. Motko, VP & General Manager, QinetiQ Training & simulation, Inc.

“As a non-financial manager, I was dreading the idea of two days of dry analysis. But the experience was great as the faculty was animated and passionate and covered the content in terms that I could relate to.”

Jason Korres, Director of Business Operations, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Aerotek

“This course brought light to better understand the accounting & finance works. I made my work much easier to achieve.”

Ana Bello, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando

“As an engineer and contractor with no formal business training, understanding the financial information on the financial reports is very beneficial relative to the health and growth of the company.”

Rick Wilkin, Vice President, Thermal Tech Inc.