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Budget & Financial Reports

Module One: Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Glossary

  • What Is Finance

  • Commonly Used Terms

  • Key Players (People, Jobs)

  • Important Finance Organizations

  • Understanding GAAP

Module Three: Understanding Financial Statement

  • Balance Sheets

  • Income Statements (AKA Profit And Loss Statements)

  • Statement Of Retained Earnings

  • Statement Of Cash Flows

  • Annual Reports

Module Four: Analyzing Financial Statements, Part One

  • Income Ratios

  • Profitability Ratios

  • Liquidity Ratios

  • Working Capital Ratios

  • Bankruptcy Ratios

Module Five: Analyzing Financial Statements, Part Two

  • Long Term Analysis Ratios

  • Coverage Ratios

  • Leverage Ratios

  • Calculating Return On Investment (ROI)

Module Six: Understanding Budgets

  • Common Types Of Budgets

  • What Information Do I Need?

  • Who Should Be Involved?

  • What Should A Budget Look Like?

 Module Seven: Budgeting Made Easy

  • Factoring In Historical Data

  • Gathering Related Information

  • Adjusting For Special Circumstances

  • Putting It All Together

  • Computer Based Methods

Module Eight: Advanced Forecasting Techniques

  • Using The Average

  • Regression Analysis

  • Extrapolation

  • Formal Financial Models

Module Nine: Managing The Budget

  • How To Tell If You"re On The Right Track

  • Should Your Budget Be Updated

  • Keeping A Diary Of Lessons Learned

  • When To Panic

Module Ten: Making Smart Purchasing Decisions

  • 10 Questions You Must Ask

  • Determining The Payback Period

  • Deciding Whether To Lease Or Buy

  • Thinking Outside The Box

Module Eleven: A Glimpse Into The Legal World

  • A Brief History

  • The Sarbanes Oxley Act

  • CEO/CFO Certification

  • Thinking Outside The Box

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

  • Review of Parking Lot

  • Lessons Learned

  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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