Author: Don Minges

Most organizations manage their income statement, but many virtually ignore the balance sheet until balance sheet problems create seemingly insurmountable emergencies. This session discusses how to analyze and manage your financial statements more holistically, allowing you to identify and correct balance sheet issues early. How do you choose whether to raise debt or equity? What are the key considerations and the advantages of each? What is the cost of capital? What are the ‘hidden’ balance sheet risks? We will also examine several crucial ideas you can incorporate into your analyses to enhance performance and reduce risk. If you want to enhance your corporate finance skills, this session is for you.

Program Content and Topics Discussed

  • Understanding and analyzing your balance sheet today and in the future.
  • Deliberately plan the structure of your balance sheet!
  • Intentionally managing your balance sheet to reduce risk.
  • Understand your cost of capital.
  • Interpret your cost of capital.
  • Properly balance debt and equity versus other funding sources.
  • Know the balance sheet pitfalls and risks to avoid.

Understand the analysis and decision-making process through real-world examples and five interactive case discussions.

Cases and Group Discussion
This seminar includes group discussion of eight case studies.

Target Audience
CEOs, CFOs, Controllers, business owners, Board members, corporate financial managers, and professionals who advise them.

Level of Knowledge
Intermediate

Acronym
BSM

CPE Credit
Four (4) hours

Field of Study
Finance

Prerequisite
Some corporate finance classwork or experience would be helpful. Participants should have at least six months of industry experience and thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles and practices. Participants with the title of Financial Analyst, Accountant, Senior Accountant, Manager, Controller, Director,
Treasurer, Accounting Manager, CFO, CEO, or similar roles, will benefit.

Advanced Preparation
None

CFO Series Day 1

Advanced Skills, Made Easy!

Topics Discussed Credits
Advanced Planning: Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Projections 2 Accounting
Advanced Cost Accounting: Assigning Overhead 2 Accounting
Fixing Your Chart of Accounts 2 Accounting
Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: Create Better Presentations 2 Software

Discussion Leader
John L. Daly, Tom Henry, Bill O’Brien or Don Minges

Acronym
CFOS1-20

Scheduling
For John Daly, contact Barb Sullivan: Barb@ExecutiveEducationInc.com, or contact Don Minges, Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 2

Developing Credibility – Inside and Outside the Organization

Topics Discussed Credits
Developing Credibility: Earn Respect for Yourself and Your Team 2 Bus. Mgt.
It’s All About Action! 2 Bus. Mgt.
Effective Internal Reporting: Make Your Message Quick and Clear 2 Accounting
Financial Management: 10 Tips for Success and 13 Signs of Failure 2 Bus. Mgt.

Discussion Leader
Bill O’Brien, Dana Johnson, Richard Karwic, Tom Henry or Bob Mims

Acronym
CFOS2-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 3

Emotional Intelligence – What Makes Great Leaders Great?

Topics Discussed Credits
Emotional Intelligence: The Critical Factor in Success 2 Bus. Mgt.
Motivating the Right Way: Get the Most from Your Staff 2 Bus. Mgt.
Business Ethics: Cases from the Real World 2 Behavioral Ethics
Don’t Be the Messenger Who Gets Shot 2 Bus. Mgt.

Discussion Leader
Don Minges, Dana Johnson, Bob Mims, Tom Henry or Richard Karwic

Acronym
CFOS3-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 4

Cash Management - Managing The Lifeline Of Your Business

Topics Discussed Credits
A/R and A/P: Effective Management Techniques 2 Accounting
Cash Management Techniques 2 Accounting
Cash Forecasting 2 Accounting
Better Meetings: Make Meetings Fun & Productive 2 Bus. Mgt.

Discussion Leader
Richard A. Karwic, Paul Harrison, Brian Maturi, or Don Minges

Acronym
CFOS4-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 5

Become More Effective!

Topics Discussed Credits
Critical Thinking for Financial Professionals 2 Bus. Mgt.
Effective Networking: Take Control of Your Career 2 Bus. Mgt.
The CFO’s Role in Compensation and Bonus Plans 2 Bus. Mgt.
MS Word: Advanced Features 2 Software

Discussion Leader
John L. Daly, Bill O’Brien, Don Minges or Bob Mims

Acronym
CFOS5-20

Scheduling
Please contact Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com
For John Daly, contact: Barb Sullivan – Barb@ExecutiveEducationInc.com

The five 2020 CFO Series days above plus the following alternate day will be available through December 2020.

Alternate CFO Series Day 6

Corporate Performance Management

Topics Discussed Credits
Corporate Performance Management 2 Accounting
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics 2 Accounting
Driver-Based Budgeting 2 Accounting
Effective Management Accounting 2 Accounting

Discussion Leader
Gary Cokins

Acronym
CFOS6-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

Scheduling

Schedule with Business Ethics or Value a Business or Ethics in The Real World or Shorten Month End or Staff Retention to provide a full day session.

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