Finance Essentials

  • 8 Courses | 3h 40m 59s
  • 6 Books | 21h 47m
  • 9 Audiobooks | 40h 32m 38s
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Key Accounting Concepts and Principles
How do organizations communicate vital business and finance information? Achieving the utmost clarity in communication requires knowledge of financial management and a strong understanding of accounting basics. Accounting an internal function that involves identifying, recording, summarizing, and reporting business transactions and financial events in an organization. In this course, you’ll learn the core concepts and financial essentials of accounting, such as the accounting equation and its components, as well as the rule of debits and credits. You'll also develop your financial acumen by exploring the accounting cycle, and the effect of cash and accrual-based accounting systems.
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Preparing Financial Statements and Closing Accounts
Developing your financial acumen is a must in today's economy, and improving your knowledge of accounting basics and financial management is a good first step. In this course, you'll explore the financial essentials that will enable you to understand key steps in the management of finance within the accounting cycle. You'll learn how, once you’ve worked your way through recording transactions and posting to ledgers, you’re ready to start preparing financial statements. You'll learn about Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Statements, and how they're interrelated. You'll also learn about the steps involved in closing accounts.
9 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge
Basic Accounting Concepts for Non-financial Professionals
Finance and accounting are at the heart of every business. Even if your role isn't directly related to finance, your activities may still have financial implications. This course explains the basics of finance for non-finance professionals, and covers key accounting and finance essentials and concepts: the basic accounting equation, accrual-based accounting, and basic accounting principles. It explores business finance, including how business transactions affect financial statements and the bottom line. You'll walk through the four-step accounting process, and you'll learn the fundamental principles of cash flow management and the four types of financial risk.
9 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Basic Budgeting for Non-financial Professionals
It's not only  the Finance department that needs to understand budgeting and finance essentials. Given the importance of finance for non-finance professionals, it's in everyone's best interest to have some basic knowledge of one of the most important aspects of business finance – budgeting. In this course, you'll learn to identify the characteristics of an effective budget, the stages in planning one, and how to distinguish between budgets types. You'll also explore budgeting concepts and techniques such as historical and zero-based budgeting, variance analysis, capital budgeting, and performing budgeting calculations.
9 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Comprehending Financials: A Guide to Financial Statements
To maintain your company's finances, you need a strong knowledge of business finance. And to improve the financial well-being of your company, it’s vital to understand key financial statements, such as the Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet, as these will hint at problems and possible solutions. This course will give you an overview of these three statements. You'll also explore typical examples of financial statements, learn how each financial statement relates to the other, and discover what each one indicates about your company's financial position.
9 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Financial Statement Analysis for Non-financial Professionals
Financial analysis helps you understand your organization's business finance, as well as its strengths and weaknesses. This course explains finance for non-finance professional in easy-to-understand language, with a specific focus on financial statements. You'll learn about methods for analyzing financial statements from the perspective of a non-financial professional. You'll explore the concept of the Time Value of Money. You'll also examine how to use common financial ratios for profitability, efficiency, liquidity, and solvency, and study percentage calculations. Finally, you’ll  be introduced to vertical and horizontal analysis.
9 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Focusing on the Bottom Line as an Employee
Workplace cost consciousness enables a company's financial success. Cost control is every team member’s responsibility and requires planning and effort. In this course, you’ll learn how employees can contribute to cost-control efforts by making cost changes, including to travel, supply, and facility costs.
7 videos | 26m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Managing with a Cost-control Mindset
Managing costs effectively is critical to the financial success of a business and can help you avoid painful cuts. Cost control is a team effort that requires careful cost management. In this course, you’ll learn how to identify cost management opportunities, get your team involved in cost-control efforts, and use tools like cost splitting and Lean.
7 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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How to Understand Business Finance, Second Edition
Describing a business as it proceeds from initial set-up through its first year of trading, this informative book provides a quick course on business finance as it relates to business growth.
Book Duration 1h 59m Book Authors By Bob Cinnamon, Brian Helweg-Larsen

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Executive Finance and Strategy: How to Understand and Use Financial Information to Set Strategic Goals
By using finance as a record keeper and predictor of success, this book works on the premise that financial models can clearly demonstrate where a particular strategy might lead, and helps quantify strategy to gain support from colleagues and take the right actions to ensure sustainable growth.
Book Duration 4h 48m Book Authors By Ralph Tiffin

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The 30 Day MBA in Business Finance: Your Fast Track Guide to Business Success
Including studies of the Bulgarian government, Lloyd's, Northern Rock, and Lehman Brothers, this book shows readers how to become a financial strategist, how to move out of their disciplinary straightjacket, and how to become top managers.
Book Duration 4h 44m Book Authors By Colin Barrow

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Finance Basics Secrets: The Experts Tell All!
Presenting the finance basics that experts and top professionals understand, this concise guide explains how to analyze a business from its financial reports; understand a Profit and Loss account; make sense of accounting jargon; build a financially sound business plan; deal with revenue, profit and cashflow; and more.
Book Duration 1h 8m Book Authors By Stuart Warner

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The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, Third Edition
Packed with fresh insights and information on accounting regulations, international accounting practices, and global business trends, this book will help you grasp not only what the numbers mean—but how you can use that intelligence to drive your business forward.
Book Duration 4h 42m Book Authors By Edward Fields

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The Handbook of International Trade and Finance: The Complete Guide for International Sales, Finance, Shipping and Administration, Third Edition
Providing a full explanation of the key finance areas of international trade, this insightful book offers a complete and thorough assessment of all the issues involved in constructing, financing, managing and completing a cross-border transaction.
Book Duration 4h 26m Book Authors By Anders Grath
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

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Using Accounting & Financial Information: Analyzing, Forecasting & Decision-Making
In Using Accounting & Financial Information, author Mark S. Bettner approaches the concepts of accounting and financial reporting from the user’s perspective. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 22m 3s Audiobook Authors By Mark S. Bettner

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The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, Third Edition
The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, Third Edition will help you understand more about your own company’s documents and how to read other companies’ publications to know where they’re headed. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 22m 4s Audiobook Authors By Edward Fields

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Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers, Third Edition
In Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers, Third Edition, author Eliot Sherman gives you a careful explanation of the concepts at the heart of finance and accounting. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 21m 10s Audiobook Authors By Eliot H. Sherman

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No Fear Finance: An Introduction to Finance and Investment for the Non-finance Professional
No Fear Finance discusses the important aspects of finance in basic terms for the everyday entrepreneur. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 48s Audiobook Authors By Guy Fraser-Sampson

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Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean
Financial Intelligence helps you navigate the tough economic world of the modern business professional with the confidence of a trained accountant. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 13m 51s Audiobook Authors By Joe Knight, John Case, Karen Berman

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Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports, Fourth Edition
This audio edition reveals everything you need to know to unearth deceptive reporting and avoid costly mistakes.
Audiobook Duration 10h 21m 30s Audiobook Authors By Howard M. Schilit, Jeremy Perler, Yoni Engelhart

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Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean
This audio edition gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers to help bring everyday work to a new level.
Audiobook Duration 7h 20m 13s Audiobook Authors By Joe Knight, Karen Berman

Audiobook

The Wealthy Barber: Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent
This audio edition simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence.
Audiobook Duration 6h 54m 16s Audiobook Authors By David Chilton

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The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
This audio edition demystifies the concept of cryptocurrency, detailing its origins, its function, and what you need to know to navigate a cyber-economy.
Audiobook Duration 14h 17m 43s Audiobook Authors By Michael J. Casey, Paul Vigna
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