This program covers a general overview of accounting and financial information and how to interpret reports so that you can make the best decisions in your role as a manager in your organization.
Why should you Attend:
No matter the title you hold or how brilliant your idea is, it usually comes down to one thing the bottom line dollars and cents. Whether you're currently in apposition of organizational responsibility, or desire to advance your career, sooner or later you'll be called upon to establish financial policy in your area and be expected to evaluate and explain the results. Having the ability to communicate effectively about accounting and finance, and contribute to the internal decision making process is not a luxury, but a must. This class is an overview of the most important fundamental elements of accounting and finance, taught in a way that can be readily absorbed and understood by someone with a limited background.
Areas Covered in the Session:
The meaning and application of generally accepted accounting principles
When other accounting frameworks may be appropriate, such as international standards, frameworks for small and medium sized entities, cash basis, tax basis
How to read and analyze financial statements
Managerial accounting and reporting concepts
The critical importance of having adequate cash flow at all times and how to make that happen
Budgeting techniques and pitfalls
Lean accounting concepts
Who Will Benefit:
Accountants in Public Practice
Accountants in Industry
Compliance Managers and Officers
Risk Managers and Officers
Candace Leuck is a Owner of Athena Finance Group, Inc. specializing in strategic planning, distressed entity recovery, valuations, and educational programs. Athena's mission is to pursue and communicate the information clients need. This is accomplished through a cooperative working relationship. Based on solid strategy, the outcome is an expansion of the opportunities of those served.
Candace was associated with Ernst & Young in the tax and then auditing area, serving small, midsized and SEC clients during her tenure. She gained significant experience with various industries including manufacturers, automobile dealerships and securities brokers.
Upon leaving Ernst & Young, Candace pursued and obtained her Masters of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University and proceeded to her career in the educational arena, teaching at Clemson University, Furman University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She returned to Clemson in the Fall of 2006 and remained through Spring of 2012. In addition to undergraduate and graduate education, Candace has developed and taught various continuing education courses in both live format and through webcast technology.