Accountant’s Guide to Financial Management

Accountant’s Guide to Financial Management
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Price: $94.99
Credits: 15.0
Prerequisite: None
Level: Overview
Model: JS004
Author: DeltaCPE LLC
Average Rating: Not Rated
Fields of study: Finance
Format: PDF

Course Description

This course is designed for accountants who must have financial knowledge but has not had formal training in finance. Topics include: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act financial reporting requirements, uses and analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting and cash budgeting, risk and return, valuation of stocks and bonds, time value of money, investing and financing, leverage, optimal capital structure, portfolio selection, management of financial resources, and international finance.

Field of Study:  Finance

Level of Knowledge:  Overview

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Revision Date: 10/5/22

Learning Objectives

After studying this course, you will be able to:

            Identify the objectives of managerial finance.

            Distinguish between profit maximization and stockholder wealth maximization.

            Recognize factors that affect the value of a firm.

            Recognize the role of financial managers.

            Recognize the various legal forms of business organization.

            Identify the basic financial statements used by a firm.

            Recognize how the balance sheet portrays a company's financial position.

            Recognize how footnote disclosures are used, and requirements for segment reporting.

            Recognize reporting requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley 404.

            Identify which factors are used in evaluating a firm’s stock.

            Recognize a comprehensive set of financial ratios and how to interpret them.

            Recognize how ROI can be enhanced by management.

            Identify the basic components of the Du Pont formula and how it can be used for profit improvement.

            Recognize steps in projecting financial needs by using the percent-of-sales method.

            Identify major steps in preparing the master budget.

            Recognize how the cash budget can be used to more effectively conduct financial management.

            Recognize the concept and use of the time value of money.

            Calculate the present value of a future payment.

            Recognize the definitions for annuities and minimum rates of return.

            Recognize the components required to compute the return of an investment.

            Define the risk-return trade-off used in understanding diversification.

            Identify the types of risks reported by beta in its use in designing a portfolio.

            Using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), calculate portfolio return and portfolio risk.

            Using the Arbitrage Pricing Model (APM), compute rate of return.

            Recognize the key inputs and concepts underlying the security valuation process.

            Distinguish between preferred stock and common stock.

            Recognize the various methods of common stock valuation.

            Compute costs of financing for long-term debt.

            Identify the overall cost of capital.

            Recognize factors used in computing the overall cost of capital.

            Define the capital budget.

            Recognize how different project conditions can affect ultimate investment decisions.

            Recognize the types of depreciation methods.

            Identify how operating leverage affects a firm and compute total leverage.

            Recognize the primary objective of capital structure decisions and the influences on capital structure decisions.

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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