Basics of Finance and Budgeting
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Basics of Finance and Budgeting

Understanding Basics Of Finance and Budgets For Non - Financial Individuals
3.6 (7 ratings)
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Created by Dr. Jeelani S. F.
Last updated 6/2015
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Our goal is to provide basic knowledge of finance and budgets to those individuals who don't have any background in finance.
  • The objectives are that By the end of the course, you should be able to understand key financial terms and concepts, analyze ket financial statements, prepare and manage budgets, understand purchasing and legal and regulatory aspects.
  • The main topics that we are going to cover are: Important financial organizations, Double entry accounting concept, Basic accounting principles, Basics of financial statements analysis, Ratio analysis and their formulas, How to prepare and Manage Budgets, Different type of Forecasting techniques, How to Make Smart Purchasing Decisions, Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Finance
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  • Some working knowledge of business operations, though not necessary

This training program is designed for people who do not possess any background knowledge of Financials and Budgeting and would like to have a basic understanding of budgets and financial reports so they can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data.

This course will define key terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, etc, it will also provide understanding of financial statements, budgets, forecasting techniques, purchasing decisions, and laws that regulate the handling and dissemination of financial information.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who needs to understand basics of finance and budgeting.
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
Introduction and Course Overview
1 Lecture 04:56

This lecture will give you an overview of the course, the goals and objectives.

Preview 04:56
Introduction to Finance and Budgets
4 Lectures 25:10

This lecture will provide you some background history, will look at what is a business and what is finance?

Preview 09:57

In this lecture we will be looking at the key players, the people and their roles and why they need the financial information.

Key Players in The Financial Arena

Discussion on Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), AICPA, FASB, GASB.

Important Financial Organizations

An Introduction To Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Introduction to GAAP
Basic Terminology - Key Financial Terms
3 Lectures 19:54

What is the difference between Accounting and Finance?

Difference Between Accounting and Finance

Assets, Liabilities, Expenses, Revenue, Owner's Equity.

The Five Most Important Terms and Rules

Overview of Key Financial Statements: Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Statement, Cash Flow, etc.

Financial Statements and Other Terms
Double Entry Accounting
2 Lectures 23:05

The concept and explanation of double entry accounting system and book of accounts.

Double Entry Accounting

Double entry transaction analyses and their recordings.

Transaction Analysis
Understanding Financial Statements
7 Lectures 45:59

Fiscal year and income statement with an example.

Income Statement

The balance sheet with an example.

The Balance Sheet

What is the statement of cash flows, the flow of money.

The Statement Of Cash Flows

An example of the statement of cash flows.

The Statement Of Cash Flow Example

What is the statement of retained earning, the retained income of an organization?

The Statement of Retained Earnings

Discussion on annual reports.

Annual Reports

Annual report with an example.

Annual Report - Example
Analyzing Financial Statements - Ratio Analysis Part I
5 Lectures 19:24

Net Income Increases to Pay Increases

Net Income per Employee

Net Income to Assets

Non-Operating Income to Net Income

Operating Income to Wages and Salaries

Income Ratios

Cash Debt Coverage Ratio

Cash Return on Assets

Cash Return to Shareholders

Contribution Margin Ratio

Gross Profit Margin

Operating Margin

Profit Margin Ratio

Profitability Ratios

Current Ratio

Acid Test Ratio (Quick Ratio)

Cash Ratio

Cash Debt Coverage

Liquidity Ratios

Working Capital

Working Capital ratio

Working Capital Provided by Net Income

Working Capital From Operations to Total Liabilities

Working Capital Ratios

Working Capital to Total Assets Ratio

Retained Earnings to Total Assets Ratio

EBIT to Total Assets Ratio

Sales to Total Assets Ratio

Equity to Debt Ratio

Cash Flow to Debt Ratio

Bankruptcy Ratios
Analyzing Financial Statements - Ratio Analysis Part II
2 Lectures 08:30

Current Assets To Total Debt

Stockholder's Equity Ratio

Total Debt to Net Worth

Long-Term Analysis Ratios

Interest Coverage Ratio

Debt-Service Coverage Ratio - DSCR

Asset Coverage Ratio

Calculating Return on Investment

Some More Ratios and Return on Investment
Understanding Budget and Forecasting
4 Lectures 42:40

Sales budget

Production budget

Cash Flow/Cash budget

Marketing budget

Project budget

Expenditure budget

Budget, Format and Historical Data

Example of a budget format

How to tell if you’re on track

Should your budget be updated

Keeping a diary of lessons learned

When to panic

Managing The Budget

Using The LOAD Technique




Adjusting For Special Circumstances

Using the average

Regression analysis


Formal Financial Models

Forecasting Techniques
Purchasing Decisons
2 Lectures 11:29

How can you make smart purchasing decisions, what are different considerations and techniques?

How To Make Smart Purchasing Decisions - I

How to calculate payback period, how to make lease or buy decisions and thinking out of the box?

How To Make Smart Purchasing Decisions _ II
Financial Acts And Regulations
2 Lectures 13:03

A brief history of the government’s involvement in the financial dealings of corporations in the United States, and the definition of financial regulations and their objectives.

A Brief History

Sarbanes Oxley and some other financial acts, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, CEO/CFO Certification, 8th Company Law Directive.

Sarbanes-Oxley And Some Other Acts
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Dr. Jeelani S. F.
4.3 Average rating
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1,373 Students
2 Courses
Consultant at Merit Group International

Dr. Jeelani possesses more than 30 years of professional experience in the healthcare, information technology and higher education industry, possessing multiple skills covering many fields including: strategic management, organizational development, marketing, sales, general management, MIS and IT Audit.

He not only led many organizations towards the achievement of revenue and bottom line objectives with strategic focus but also dispensed his knowledge and expertise as an Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer and trainer with number of Universities and Professional Institutes.

Besides having a Ph. D from OIUCM Sri Lanka, an MBA from International University, Missouri-USA, he has also attended many Seminars, Workshops and Certificate Courses in the field of Marketing, ISO and Quality Management and personal development.

He is also interested in mind sciences and has taken courses on Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Radiesthesia, The Fourth Dimension, Pendulum Diagnosis, Homeopathy and is a graduate of Silva Mind Control.