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Accounting Tools and Metrics for the CFO (AADP)

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Field of Study
Accounting
Level
Basic/Intermediate
Credits
16
Qualifies For
CPE



Price:  $159.99
This course is a one-stop problem-solver for today’s busy accounting 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.

Additional information

Credits

16

Format

Self-Study Download

Company Code

Self Study

Yellow Book Approved

0

CFP Approved

0

IRS Approved

0

CTEC Approved

0

Field of Study Credits

Accounting (Technical) (16)

Field of Study Department

Accounting (Technical)

Course Version

2019-01

CPE Approved

1

Pre-requistes:

None

Knowledge Level:

Basic/Intermediate

Major Topics:

  • Financial statements, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and Corporate governance
  • How to evaluate and improve a company's financial performance
  • Internal accounting applications for your company
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis, operating leverage, and discounting analysis
  • Capital budgeting
  • Assets management, financing techniques, and portfolio theory
  • Long-term debt and equity financing
  • Decision making with forecasting
  • The new world of accounting

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 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-Oxley (sox) act and the groups impacted by it.
  • 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.
  • Recognize the concept of Economic Value Added (EVA) and how it can be improved.
  • Recognize major elements of budgeting process.
  • Identify different attributes and uses of variance analysis as a control device.
  • Recognize how accounting systems work, including activity-based costing, life-cycle costing and target costing.
  • Recognize the value of a balanced scorecard approach.
  • Recognize the value of cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis in solving business problems.
  • Identify some applications of present (discounting) and future (compound) values.
  • 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, such as expected returns, risk and diversification.
  • Recognize the Capital Asset Pricing Model(CAPM) and the Arbitrage Pricing Model (APM).
  • Identify the process of investment banking.
  • Recognize issues for venture capital financing.
  • Recognize examples of types of long-term debt and their usefulness.
  • Identify examples of equity securities.
  • Recognize the components of a forecasts and what it predicts.
  • Identify various forecasting methods.
  • Identify components of an accounting information system.
  • Recognize the purpose of extensible business reporting language (XBRL).
  • Identify the impact of the emerging technologies on the accounting processes

Designed For:

Accounting executives who want a deeper understanding of company finances
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