Corporate Finance Check-up: Renovate Your Analytical Toolbox

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Understanding how to use common corporate finance tools is an essential skill for accountants on the path to becoming Chief Financial Officers. This seminar provides a refresher on corporate finance skills for those who work or aspire to work at a CFO level.

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Number of Credits Type of Credits
8.00 Finance

Designed For

CFOs, controllers and other experienced financial managers


Participants should have at least six months of industry or public experience and a thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles and practices. Management experience will be helpful.


Financial Statement Analysis - The Core Tool

  • Conducting the analysis
  • Fundamental approaches
  • Horizontal analysis
  • Vertical analysis
  • The CFO and Integrated Planning
  • The integrated planning process
  • The planning pyramid
  • Situation analysis
  • Operating Metrics for Success
  • Things that can be counted
  • Business performance management
  • Value chain analysis
  • The balanced scorecard
  • Forecasting as a Valuation Tool
  • The critical component
  • 5 steps to success
  • The valuation process
  • The capital asset pricing model
  • A bottom-line approach
  • Banker Selection
  • Cash management
  • Banker relationship
  • 10 Steps for Keeping Your Toolbox Full


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Don Minges, MBA

Don Minges, MBA, is the principal at The Knowledge Institute, LLC,, a leading CPE provider. Don also serves as a fractional CFO who works in diverse industries at various stages. His expertise is in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Don has experience raising equity and has invested equity into promising businesses. He has served on the Board of Directors for several firms. Don graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. Don's mission is to increase the value of the business.

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