Accounting Tools & Metrics for the CFOCode: 24-CFO

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366 Pages

This  course  is  a  one‐stop  problem‐solver  for  today's  busy  accounting  executive.  The  course  is  a  working  guide to help you quickly pinpoint in the complex world of business. 

Part I (Chapters 1, 2, and 3) takes you through accounting principles and guidelines for evaluating a compa‐ny's  financial  health.  You  will  have  an  increased  understanding  of  various  financial  statements  and  their implications.  You  will  be  exposed  to  Corporate  Responsibility  Law,  better  known  as  the  Sarbanes‐Oxley  (SOX)  Act.  You'll  learn  techniques  for  analyzing  another  company's  financial  position  should  you  wish  to invest, extend credit, or compare. You will also learn how to improve a company's corporate profitability and shareholder value. We present internal managerial accounting applications to help you evaluate your own  company's  performance,  profitability,  marketing  effectiveness,  and  budgeting  process.  You'll  learn  how to highlight problem areas with variance analysis. You will also learn some valuable new tools, such as activity‐based costing (ABC), life‐cycle costing, target costing, and corporate balanced scorecard. 

Part II (Chapters 4, 5, and 6) takes a look at financial analysis tools, financial metrics, and financing methods for decision making. Through break‐even and sensitivity analysis, you'll be able to move your company to‐ward  greater  profits.  For  investment  purposes,  this  part  presents  guidelines  for  evaluating  proposals, whether they are short or long term, for profit potential and risk‐return comparisons. You'll learn manage‐ment and financing  techniques to ensure the best  possible strategies for maximizing and acquiring cash. Also covered are basic financial tenets of portfolio theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), and the Arbitrage Pricing Model (APM). 

Part III (Chapters 7 and 8) takes you through the seemingly complex world of quantitative analysis. You'll use  statistics  for  forecasting  and  validity  testing.  Decision  theories  include  linear  programming,  learning  curve  theory,  and  queuing  models;  these  are  presented  concisely  and  comprehensively  to  help  you  use such sophisticated techniques with relative ease. And, you'll learn how computer applications facilitate the many complex procedures.  

This course has been designed in question‐and‐answer format in order to address the pertinent issues that come up during the course of business. The questions are typical of those asked by persons like you. The answers are clear, concise, and to the point. In short, this is a veritable cookbook of guidelines, illustrations, and "how‐to's" for you, the modern decision maker. 

      Presentation Method:  QAS Self-Study


      Category:  Accounting


      CPE credit: 16 Hours

      Program Level:  Update

      Prerequisites:  None

      Advance Preparation:  None

      Exam expiration date:  Participants must submit exams for grading within one year from the date of purchase


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