For many people, finances are an unsolvable Rubik’s cube filled with anxiety. There are millions of Americans who live with the shackles of debt each day. We don’t teach children when they are young the value of a good credit score. Many people have a hard time formatting and sticking to a budget. You can easily solve the finance puzzle with a little hard work, self-control, and the right tools. Today is a new day; you are taking the first steps to reclaiming your financial freedom.
Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Numbers! Numbers! Numbers! Wherever you go, you are bound to see them. On addresses, license plates, phones, prices, and of course, money! Numbers connect us all to each other in many more ways than we might imagine. Essentially, our world revolves around numbers. Some of us enjoy dealing with numbers while others may have a fear of them, or even a phobia. For those of you who have already recognized and appreciate the impact that numbers actually have on just about everything, you deserve a cookie.
Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Understand basic accounting terminology.
Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods.
Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Use a journal and general ledger to document business financial’s.
Utilize the balance sheet.
Identify different types of financial statements.
Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget.
Everyday businesses deal with budgets and financial reports in some form or fashion. At minimum, business managers review budget numbers and run financial reports for decision-making and reporting to shareholders and Federal regulators once a month. Many companies devote the last few months of the calendar year to creating budgets for the next calendar year. In addition, organizations create and disseminate year-end financial reports to investors.
The goal of this course is to give you a basic understanding of budgets and financial reports so you can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data. This course will define key terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation. Furthermore, this course will discuss commonly used financial terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and laws that regulate the handling of financial information.
Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. In this course, you are going to achieve the following learning objectives:
• Identify financial terminology • Understand financial statements • Identify how to analyze financial statements • Understand budgets • How to make budgeting easy • Understand advanced forecasting techniques • Understand how to manage the budget • Identify How to make smart purchasing decisions • Identify the legal aspects of finances
What is Finance?
Commonly Used Terms
Important Financial Organizations
Understanding Financial Statements
Income Statements (AKA Profit & Loss Statements)
Statement of Retained Earnings
Statement of Cash Flows
Analyzing Financial Statements (I)
Working Capital Ratios
Analyzing Financial Statements (II)
Long-Term Analysis Ratios
Calculating Return on Investment (ROI)
Common Types of Budgets
What Information do I Need?
Who Should Be Involved?
What Should a Budget Look Like?
Budgeting Made Easy
Factoring in Historical Data
Gathering Related Information
Adjusting for Special Circumstances
Putting It All Together
Computer Based Methods
Organizing Your Binder
Using the Average
Formal Financial Models
Managing the Budget
How to Tell If You’re on Track
Should Your Budget be Updated
Keeping a Diary of Lessons Learned
When to Panic
Share Office Procedure Guide
10 Questions You Must Ask
Determining the Payback Period
Deciding Whether to Lease or Buy
Thinking Outside the Box
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