Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Executive Education Workshops
October 8 & 9, 2015
Interactive Two-Day Workshop
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Sales Managers and Marketing Directors
- Functional Managers in Operations, Human Resources, or Engineering
- R&D, Manufacturing, and IT Professionals
- Entrepreneurs and Consultants
KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- 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.
Day 1 – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- 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
- 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
“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.”