Financial Intelligence


How You Will Benefit

In today’s economy, organizations are doing more
with less. They’re demanding more productivity
from every employee and looking for every possible
measure to improve the bottom line. And they’re
expecting their employees to monitor and drive this
process themselves.
A basic working knowledge of financial statements
and calculations is necessary to make sound
decisions about all aspects of a business. By learning
how to read and interpret a few basic financial
instruments, you can recognize opportunities to
increase revenue and shave expenses, thus
increasing your value to the organization.
By improving your financial know-how, you’ll
empower yourself in many ways. You’ll know how to
justify requests and translate performance into
financial terms. You’ll be able to quantify your
department’s contribution to the organization—and
your own. You’ll communicate more effectively with
your boss, upper management, shareholders, and
other stakeholders about the financial results you
have achieved and those you plan to deliver.

Course Objectives

Successful completion of this course will increase
your ability to:
· Identify the advantages of analyzing financial
· Understand the purpose and benefits of
· Differentiate among various financial
· Conduct horizontal and vertical analyses using
your organization’s financial information.
· Recognize which ratios are most important to
your organization.

Key Topics Covered

This course explores the following ten financial
instruments in-depth:
1. Budget
2. Balance sheet
3. Income statement
4. Statement of cash flows
6. Break-even analysis
7. Liquidity ratios
8. Profitability ratios
9. Leverage ratios
10. Efficiency ratios

What the Course Offers

· Interactive learning setting
· Opportunity to apply the concepts in a risk-free
· Thorough set of materials: Instructor Guide,
Participant Guide, classroom PowerPoint
presentation, and one-page Learning Summary