Training Course Description:
Career Concepts' Finances for Not-For-Profit Professionals workshop focuses on core finance and accounting concepts vital to your professional success. You will delve into real-world, non-technical training that will give you the confidence and financial know-how to plan budgets, evaluate for risk and opportunity and so much more.
This highly engaging and practical course is designed to:
- Give you confidence in working with financial facts and figures
- Quickly focus on the important parts of balance sheets, budgets, and reports
- Understand concepts of budgeting
- Help you present your goals in the right financial terms
- Show you how financing business works – all types of grants, loans, funding, and the pros and cons of each
- How to set up benchmarks for measuring and evaluating the financial performance of your actions
- How to decipher balance sheets, cash flow reports, and income statements
- How to properly prepare financial statements
- Explore personal financial software programs and determine which is right for you
- Simple techniques to ensure accuracy
- How to account for assets, liabilities, units of service, memberships, expenses, and surplus
- Understand debits and credits
- Understand how your decisions impact the bottom line
- Develop techniques to keep you on budget
- Learn how to apply universal accounting principles to any reporting or planning process
- Learn what fixed and variable costs are so that you can anticipate and control costs
- Distinguish who is responsible for the direct and indirect costs within your department or organization
- What are the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing versus leasing
By The End Of This Course You Will Be Able To:
- Identify, understand and communicate the different methods of accounting
- Apply basic financial principles, terminology, and reports
- Understand and present finance and accounting reports with confidence
- Spot problems before they become detrimental to the department and organization
- Make solid decisions based on factual numbers
- Strategically plan for all areas of your job, including managing people, controlling costs, and setting objectives
- Improve your financial literacy, your professional credibility, and productivity
- Cut through all the accounting jargon and get to what matters the most
Ask Yourself These Questions:
- Do you shy away from opportunities because you feel uncomfortable with your current level of financial or accounting knowledge?
- Do you have a hard time staying on budget?
- Having a hard time understanding budgets and reports?
- Do you have a good idea but are not sure how to put the proposal together so that it shows the liabilities and payoffs properly?
- Do your eyes glaze over when the accounting team starts talking?
- Are you baffled by accounting jargon?
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions ENROLL TODAY!
Finance & Budgeting for Not-For-Profit Professionals
- Leaders, Managers and Supervisors
- Individuals getting ready for a management position
- Professionals responsible for preparing, reading and approving budgets, business plans or financial reports
- Employees in the public, provide and not-for-profit sector who wants to develop a solid understanding of finances
“The seminar was very interactive and the instructor gave relatable examples. They made the concepts provide clear. I have more clarity with terminology. I can put practices in place for the budgeting process.” - Cassandra P., Burlington
“The workshop met my goals in understanding finances and budgeting. I have better understanding now so I can contribute in a more meaningful way to my organization budget planning. Great session. The presenter made the information fun, not dry as the information could have been.” - Aikki T., Burlington