CFOs come from many different backgrounds, including finance, financial accounting, information systems and many other business specialties. If you were not a finance major in college, many aspects of corporate finance may be outside your comfort zone. Even if you did take a few finance classes, you might need a refresher. This day’s four sessions will help you refresh and polish your skills in four different aspects of corporate finance.
Advanced Budgeting: Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Projections (2 Accounting)
Unless you expect your organization to be stable in the short, medium and long term, you need to understand how to create long-term balance sheet and cash flow projections. Growing organizations must know whether they will have the resources to execute their business plan. Struggling organizations need to know if they will have the cash to survive. This session will increase your organization's ability to see its future and increase the confidence that your CEO, Board and bank have in you.
Financial Analysis: EVA and the Altman Z-Score (2 Finance)
Do you want to brush up your financial analysis skills? This session focuses on two sophisticated analysis tools – EVA and the Altman-Z Score. EVA is the most accepted financial metric used by boards to evaluate the CEO and management team. Companies commonly use the Altman-Z Score to evaluate credit risk. Understand why these metrics might belong in your analytical toolbox.
Strategic Cash Management: Capital Structure and Long-Term Cash Needs (2 Finance)
Businesses depend on having adequate capital and cash flow. While someone else may handle day-to-day cash management procedures, the CFO must take the lead in strategic cash management decisions. Those who can't manage cash strategically are often replaced when a company goes into a growth mode. Attend this session to gain insights that will allow you to function at the highest level.
Corporate Finance: Valuing a Business (2 Finance)
This session discusses various business valuation methods whether for a start-up, spin-off or acquisition at any stage. Many valuation methods exist. Which method is right? Which is the 'best' for a given business? Program content includes crucial topics such as: the absolute single best metric, the Cost of Capital, the capital asset pricing model and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Valuation methodologies (income, asset and market approaches), Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and many more. CPAs and Corporate Financial Managers can’t afford to miss this session.
Designed For: This series is for people who are, or aspire to be, chief financial officers. The discussions will be most appropriate for people in medium-sized organizations.
Instructor: Don Minges
Developer: Executive Education Inc
Area of Study: 2 Accounting, 6 Finance
Prerequisite: Management experience helpful