This course will raise the financial awareness of class participants allowing them to make better business decisions and provide enhanced value for their organization's shareholders and stakeholders. The course will be relevant for managers, staff and other professionals in both for profit and non-for-profit organizations. Participants will gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts and terminology, as well as the ability to read, assess and understand key financial statements. The importance of business performance metrics will also be stressed. A key objective of the course will be to highlight the link between an organization's strategy, operational objectives and financial objectives. Through the course, knowledge about key accounting, planning and budgeting, financial reporting, financial analysis and cash management processes will be gained. To reinforce that knowledge exercises will be used.
The University of Southern Maine is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
The registration fee includes all materials.
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