Essential Finance For Managers
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Essential Finance For Managers

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: All the finance fundamentals you need to start better managing your business
4.3 (12 ratings)
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  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be more comfortable with the financial aspects and departments in your organisation.
  • Understand how and why financial records are kept and the requirements for reporting.
  • Analyze financial statements to assess an organization's financial health.
  • Distinguish between financial accounting and managerial accounting.
  • Interpret budgeting, control and variance analysis.
  • Evaluate a project based on the financial merits of its forecast.
  • Manage your team and projects with a better understanding of budgets and finance.
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  • Have a laptop or desktop computer with internet access
  • Headphones or speakers
  • Basic familiarity with concepts and vocabulary in finance and management
  • Thirst for knowledge and self-development
  • Ability to relate concepts in finance to the business management context
  • Patience and diligence for reading extra material and completing review assignments

Are you a manager (or a would-be manager) who is baffled by balance sheets or confused by cash flow statements?

We're not all financial wizards, but it's not just accountants that have to deal with numbers in their everyday business. As a manager, whether you like it or not, you're going to have to spend some time on spreadsheets and have some sort of financial reconciliation as part of your job duties. Understanding those numbers, and using them to make key changes, is often vital to an organisation's success.

You don't need a degree in accounting to learn the in's and out's of your company's finances. You only need a foundation and understanding of the essentials.

  • Understand the ins and outs of financial record keeping. With a fundamental understanding of accounting practices, managers can make decisions that add to their bottom line. Your day-to-day business can give you a view of how your employees and various departments function, but there's no substitute to understanding your business finances.
  • Take control of your organisation's financial health. Your organisation's financial statements contain valuable data about your company's operating results, financial viability, and profitability. The relationship between certain items of financial information can be used to identify areas where your organisation excels and, more importantly, where there are opportunities for improvement. Using, understanding, and interpreting these statements will help you make much better business decisions.
  • Get the skills you need to help your make vital financial decisions. Essential Finance for Managers is packed with 79 lectures of fundamental instruction to help you improve your skills and learn how to harness the power of number crunching to maximize your success.
Who is the target audience?
  • New and old business owners without an in-depth understanding in finance
  • Business professionals who want to advance their financial comprehension for personal and professional growth
  • Middle and top management needing a better grasp of their finance departments and employees
  • Team leaders and project managers who require a better understanding of financing and budgeting their teams and projects for successful results
  • Finance and business management students who want to get a headstart on their career
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Curriculum For This Course
79 Lectures
What Is Finance?
4 Lectures 09:39
Finance For Managers : Recommended Reading

The Essence of Finance

How Accounting And Finance Differ
How Finance Affects Your Job
3 Lectures 08:56

Further Reading: CFOs - Not Just For Finance Anymore

The Role Of Finance

Review Quiz: How Finance Affects Your Job
2 questions
Accounting As A Language
1 Lecture 08:17
Accounting As A Language

Test Yourself! Apple's Income Statement
1 question

Review Quiz: Accounting As A Language
2 questions
Critical Balance Sheet Vocabulary
2 Lectures 12:34
Critical Balance Sheet Vocabulary

Further Reading: Financial Accounting Standards Board

Review Quiz: Critical Balance Sheet Vocabulary
2 questions
Income Statement and Cash Flow Lingo
2 Lectures 11:56
Important Terminology

What Is Cash Flow?

Learn More & Test Yourself! 10-K Form
1 question

Review Quiz: Income Statement and Cash Flow Lingo
9 questions
A Quick Intro To Bookkeeping
3 Lectures 08:07
A Quick Intro To Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping Note

True Story: The Bookkeeper Of Venice

Review Quiz: A Quick Intro To Bookkeeping
6 questions
Fundamental Accounting Relationships
3 Lectures 12:19
Accounting Is a Language With Grammar

Assets = Liabilities + Equity

Learn More & Test Yourself! Assets=Liability+Equity
1 question

Debits = Credits
Good Accounting Principles
5 Lectures 13:11
Basic Assumptions In Accounting

True Story: What Your Employees Don't Know Will Hurt You

Matching, Conservatism, Full Disclosure and Materiality

Further Reading: Apple’s Stock May Not Be as Cheap as It Looks

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Cash/Accrual Basis

Review Quiz: Good Accounting Principles
1 question
Cost Accounting
1 Lecture 05:51
Cost Accounting

Review Quiz: Cost Accounting
2 questions
The Balance Sheet
8 Lectures 17:11
Note to Student

Further Reading: Using EDGAR - Researching Public Companies

Current Ratio

Further Reading: Follow David Dreman Guru Analysis for General Motors Company

Quick Ratio

Financial Leverage Ratio

Debt To Equity Ratio

Learn More & Test Yourself! Debt To Equity Ratio and Ford Motor Co.
1 question

Review Quiz: The Balance Sheet
8 questions
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About the Instructor
Global Finance School
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Online Finance and Management Education

Global Finance School, Instructed by Mr. Simanovsky, has been leading innovation in the field of financial studies for over 30 year. Mr.Simanovsky has written 27 bestsellers books on Finance education, including Finance for Beginners, Statistics for Beginners, and Stock Market for Beginners.

Mr. Simanovsky, who also co-founder of Meitav Group, an Asset Management and Investment Banking firm with over 7 billion USD under management, brings his real life experience to create a pragmatic learning experience, especially suited to professionals aspiring to advance in financial positions.

With over 3 decades of experience, Mr. Simanovsky and his team of finance professionals and e-learning experts from around the globe developed an extraordinary ability to explain and teach financial topics by providing a wide variety of easy to access high quality business education tools.

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