Accounting - Tools and Metrics for CFOs
This course is a one-stop problem-solver for today’s busy executive. The course is a working guide to help you quickly pinpoint in the complex world of business.
  • What to look for
  • What to do
  • What to watch out for
  • How to do it
You’ll find ratios, formulas, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help analyze and evaluate any business-related problem. Throughout, you’ll find this course practical, quick, and useful. Part I takes you through accounting principles and guidelines for evaluating a company’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. Part II takes a look at financial analysis tools, financial metrics, and financing methods for decision making. Part III 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.

Course Publication Date: October 02, 2015

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active self study membership or can be purchased for $150.00!

Author:Delta CPE
Course No:ACT-CFOTOOLS-486
Recommended CPE:15.00
Delivery Method:Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Basic
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Accounting
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Learning Objectives
  • Understand the objectives of financial reporting and the key elements contained within different financial statements.
  • Recognize the purpose and content of the statement of cash flows.
  • Identify key sections contained with the annual report.
  • Recognize issues addressed by the Sarbanes.
  • Recognize key financial ratios and how they can be used.
  • Calculate the value for different financial ratios.
  • Recognize the relationship between margin and turnover.
  • Compute ROI and recognize how it can be improved.
  • Understand the concept of Economic Value Added.
  • Recognize major elements of budgeting process.
  • Identify different attributes and uses of variance analysis as a control device.
  • Recognize how accounting systems work.
  • Recognize the value of a balanced scorecard approach.
  • Recognize the value of cost.
  • Identify some applications of present.
  • Recognize the uses of capital budgeting.
  • Identify the different techniques used to evaluate business investments and their applications.
  • Recognize key elements that affect working capital and cash management.
  • Identify how different investment criteria affect managing assets.
  • Apply the Capital Asset Pricing Model.
  • Recognize the different statistics used in business decisions.
  • Identify techniques applied to forecasting.
  • Recognize what statistics to use in regression analysis and how to apply them for trend projections.
  • Recognize the tools for decision making under conflict.
  • Recognize the applications of linear programming to make optimize complex decisions.
  • Identify techniques for inventory planning and control.

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