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Who should attend
New managers and individual contributors without a background in finance
About the course
An introduction to the language of accounting and finance to help you make better decisions
Take control of the finances in a new role Dramatically increase your confidence to work with financial and accounting information and improve your decision-making skills. Rotman’s Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Professional program will demystify the language, tools, and techniques of accounting and finance so you can return to your organization with the confidence to analyze financial information to succeed.
Star players like yourself are often promoted into management roles and find yourselves needing to learn new skills to succeed. You’ve developed deep expertise in your field, but now you’re also responsible for budget management, reporting, cash flow, projections and strategy. You can rely on your finance department in some situations, but they don’t have the time to help you learn an entire new skill set.
We’ve designed this program specifically for new managers and individual contributors with little to no financial training or exposure. You’ll be joined by professionals from a variety of industries, creating a strong network for you to rely on after the program ends. You’ll also be invited to bring your own financial statements to discuss with faculty during office hours.
- Session 1: Introduction to financial statements and uses of financial information
- Session 2: Interpreting the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statements; how do they link together?
- Session 3: Understand and calculate financial ratios; identify useful ratios
- Session 4: Link financial statements to decisions and business models; how might we use financial statements to forecast and maintain stability?
- Session 5: Understand and evaluate financing strategies
- Session 6: Stocks, bonds, and cost of capital
- Session 7: Valuing projects and businesses
David Goldreich is the Director of the Rotman Commerce Program and a Professor of Finance. Prior to joining Rotman, David was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the London Business School. His research addresses a variety of topics, including Treasury auctions, bond liquidity, and most notably ...
Dragan Stojanovic is an Associate Professor in Teaching Stream of Accounting at Rotman. Dragan is the winner of numerous teaching awards (including the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award) and his courses are focused on financial reporting and analysis. Dragan is a Chartered Professional Accounta...
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