The Fast Route to a Faster Financial Close
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The Fast Route to a Faster Financial Close

This course explores ideas for shortening the financial close process.
4.8 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
9 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify factors that slow down the financial close process.
  • Discover how to develop strategies for speeding up the financial close process.
  • Discover how to develop a plan for implementing improvements to the financial close process using change management principles.
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Requirements
  • An understanding of accounting, Exposure to the financial close process.
Description

The pressure on the finance function has never been higher to deliver financial results as soon as possible after the period.  Managers, analysts, boards, and investors are digesting market information in real time and are beginning to expect the same of financial results. To meet these high expectations, the CFO and controller need to find ways to speed up their financial close processes to report the financial results before they become perceived as old news in the new world.

In this course Blair Cook, a many-time CFO, explores ideas for shortening the financial close process. Leading companies have found ways to close their books in as little as one day and see the benefit of almost real-time analysis (in addition to the actual period financial data) that can be performed with a shorter close.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone in Accounting or Finance or related fields.
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
01:40:06
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Introduction
6 Lectures 01:40:02


Ideas For Achieving The Fast Close
17:58

Making it Happen
18:03

Conclusions
03:42

Best Practices for a Quicker Financial Close Continuous Play
50:01
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Supporting Materials
2 Lectures 00:04
Slides: Best Practices for a Quicker Financial Close
00:02

Best Practices for a Quicker Financial Close Glossary/Index
00:02
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REVIEW and TEST
0 Lectures 00:00

Review Questions: Best Practices for a Quicker Financial Close

REVIEW QUESTIONS
3 questions

Final Exam: Best Practices for a Quicker Financial Close

FINAL EXAM
5 questions
About the Instructor
Illumeo Learning
4.2 Average rating
55 Reviews
580 Students
159 Courses
Condensed and Efficient Courses for Busy Professionals

Illumeo, incorporated in 2009, is revolutionizing the hide-bound world of corporate learning. Illumeo works with corporate professionals and organizations of all sizes to build the skills and capabilities that help everyone be an expert at their job.

Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Illumeo serves thousands of corporations and corporate professionals across Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing. The platform offers assessments, industry-benchmarked competency analyses, hundreds of expert-developed courses, collaborative tools, and the ability for companies to self-publish internal courses that promote institutional knowledge retention and dissemination.

Illumeo is the place for expertise management and we are dedicated to the proposition that everyone can be an expert at their job.

Blair Cook (Illumeo)
4.7 Average rating
16 Reviews
153 Students
20 Courses

A financial executive and corporate director with a broad base of experience working as a financial leader, catalyst, operator and steward in a number of public and private companies operating in a broad array of industries, with a deep background as a financial, consulting, and accounting educator providing professional development services to Big 4 Public Accounting Firms, universities, and professional institutes.

Specialties:Leadership, finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, auditing, instructional design, facilitation and instruction, authoring, decision analysis