Accounting Tools & Metrics for the CFOCode: 20-CFO
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This course is a one‐stop problem‐solver for todays 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‐nys 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. Youll learn techniques for analyzing another companys financial position should you wish to invest, extend credit, or compare. You will also learn how to improve a companys corporate profitability and shareholder value. We present internal managerial accounting applications to help you evaluate your own companys performance, profitability, marketing effectiveness, and budgeting process. Youll 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, youll 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. Youll 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. Youll 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, youll 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‐tos for you, the modern decision maker.
Presentation Method: QAS Self-Study
CPE credit: 16 Hours
Program Level: Update
Advance Preparation: None
Exam expiration date: Participants must submit exams for grading within one year from the date of purchase
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