National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Financial Analysis for Business Professionals
An intensive one-day workshop that delivers essential financial analysis
skills critical for strong bottom-line business decisions.
In todays highly competitive business environment,
knowing how to analyze business situations and make tough decisions
based on sound financial principles is a must-have career skill.
Without this essential know-how in basic financial analysis, you
simply cannot make informed business decisions. Each time you go
with your gut, you take a huge risk, putting the success of
your organization in jeopardy.
Never again be intimidated by reports full of
Thats why Financial Analysis for Business Professionals is
such an important workshop to you as a key decision-maker. In just
one intensive day of training, youll become fully versed in
the financial analysis tools and techniques you need to properly
assess business risks and opportunities. Never again will you be
intimidated by financial spreadsheets and reports!
Youll learn how to
- Scan any financial statement and zero in on
the most valuable information
- Back up your project proposals and staffing
requests with solid numbers and boost your chances of approval
- Use business analysis techniques to determine
the financial feasibility or success of any business situation
- Accurately plan for revenues and growth, using
solid business numbers
- Spot indicators of financial distress
and understand your options for overcoming it
- Use break-even analysis and other powerful analysis
tools to make
- And much more!
Designed specifically for non-financial professionals
Financial Analysis for Business Professionals was developed specifically
for key business decision-makers who have no formal financial background
or training. Youll sit shoulder to shoulder with people just
the movers and shakers of your organizations.
And, your training will be delivered in clear, easy-to-grasp terms
by an expert trainer who is a pro at conveying financial information
in an understandable manner.
Learn the most important of the most important
We know your time is precious, which is why we promise you we wont
waste a single minute of it. Instead of dry textbook theory, this
program delivers the the most important of the most important
financial concepts in practical, real-world terms. This workshop
is the fastest, easiest way to gain a solid understanding of the
financial analysis tools and techniques that will give you a competitive
edge from now on.
bring a calculator with
you to this workshop.
Youll practice using the tools and techniques
youre learning in a variety of exercises, and a calculator
will help you work through these activities more efficiently.
the financial impact of your management decisions before
you make them.
support for your ideas and projects by presenting them in bottom-line
off costly mistakes by spotting questionable numbers and inaccuracies
on financial documents.
analyze and understand financial statements and reports
without having to depend on someone elses interpretation.
areas where financial performance can be improved immediately.
a crystal clear picture of where your department, division or
organization stands financially.
ratio analysis formulas to determine whether a financial report
is good news or bad news without having to take the bean-counters
word for it.
informed decisions by determining the relative degree of risk
again be blindsided at a meeting by a report or presentation full
of numbers you dont understand.
the opportunities and problems embedded within any
financial jargon to talk numbers confidently with
recommendations with conviction in meetings using solid numbers
to back up your statements.
your credibility as you become recognized as a person who understands
- Strategic decision-makers
- Non-financial managers
- Business owners
- Senior executives
- Key business unit managers
- Other professionals who need to understand how
to interpret the numbers that drive business
This intensive workshop was designed specifically
for non-financial professionals who want to learn to use the financial
analysis tools and techniques that ensure on-target business decisions.
to Read and Analyze Financial Statements
the 4 major financial statements businesses use, and learn easy
ways to remember what transactions are recorded on each one
the purposes of income statements and balance sheets, and what
information they will and will not tell you
to scan a financial statement and zero in on the most valuable
better decisions when you understand how day-to-day activities
translate into revenues and costs
the real value of your product or service ... adding direct and
indirect costs to come up with the full cost
profit ... net income ... what management really means when they
refer to the bottom line
out why profits are not the same as cash, and why adequate cash
reserves are crucial to any business
steps in preparing a financial statement
Critical Financial Concepts
- Common finance terminology explained, from variable
- The difference between current liabilities,
current assets and equities
- Types of long-term assets and the role depreciation
plays in determining their worth
- 5 components of working capital and how critical
it is to the day-to-day operation of your organization
- A simple approach to calculating return on investment
(ROI) and determining the true bottom line
- Key financial indicators that will tell if a
business situation is on the right track or headed for trouble
- Tangible and other assets what the numbers
on the balance sheet may be hiding
- What every manager must understand about Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Better Business Decisions Using Financial Information
- Understand the difference between finance and
accounting information, and which gives you the facts you need
to make effective decisions
- Cash: Find out how your company manages it and
plans for enough reserves so you can seize new business opportunities
- Using the cash flow statement to predict problems
before they occur, and head them off before they become crises
- Recognize the red-flag areas where cash can
disappear if its not properly managed
- Leverage your knowledge to figure out how much
and when different types of businesses need cash to maintain an
even cash flow
- Critical financial areas that may be out of
your control but that you absolutely must understand
- How to account for the often- maligned expense
of overhead, and why overhead is a necessary cost of doing business
- Understand how modifying or timing the decisions
you make will contribute to your firms financial health
Powerful Financial Tools to Analyze Your Organizations Numbers
- 5 valuable questions to ask when dealing with
a financial problem
- Using break-even analysis and other powerful
analysis tools to make more informed decisions
- How to use ratios to evaluate an organizations
profitability, liquidity and leverage and 5 ratios that
can predict danger ahead
- How to evaluate the relative degree of risk
for a project
- Which specific numbers to rely on when developing
- Calculating ROI for the true bottom line
- Revenue forecasting techniques that are accurate
and take into account your companys financial objectives
- Get new project ideas approved using proven
Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction
We stand behind our seminars
with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee
of satisfaction. If for any reason youre not completely satisfied
with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial
information you receive during this workshop, well refund your money
in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!
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