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Sauder School of Business

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

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Jun 17—19
3 days
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
CAD 2495 ≈USD 1857
CAD 831 per day
Aug 12—14
3 days
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
CAD 2495 ≈USD 1857
CAD 831 per day




Develop Your Skills in Dealing with Financial Information

This course is designed to help managers with little or no experience in accounting or financial management to develop a working knowledge of these critical business areas. Build your confidence in reading and understanding financial information. Improve your ability to question and discuss financial decisions. Learn methods often used to evaluate the financial viability and impact of business decisions.


  • Improve your managerial effectiveness through a better understanding of financial information
  • Apply basic financial concepts and techniques to better support your decision making process
  • Integrate financial information with other business functions
  • Make more informed investment and management decisions
  • Use capital budgeting techniques to evaluate business alternatives
  • Communicate and work more effectively with financial professionals

Course Content

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the accounting process
  • Managerial vs. Financial accounting
  • Balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, audit reports and other reports accompanying financial statements
  • The time value of money and capital budgeting
  • Lease vs. purchase
  • Cash, inventory and accounts receivable management
  • Relevant, variable and fixed costs
  • Cost volume profit analysis

Special Features

Cases, problems and participant examples will be used to demonstrate the practical application of concepts discussed in the course.

Who should attend

Any manager who wishes to improve their professional effectiveness and career mobility.


Scott is a lecturer at the Sauder School of Business. He has been actively involved in professional accounting education for more than 30 years. He was the principal author for the CA School of Business in Western Canada between 2000 and 2010, and has won multiple awards for teaching excellence. ...


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