This course will help you understand the key responsibilities of the CFO position. It discusses the role of the CFO in strategic planning, the control environment, the acquisition process, including due diligence and valuation, and much more. You’ll also learn all about budgeting, cash management, fund raising, going public, funding, information technology and more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.
The Change Management course is designed to assist the reader in conducting major change initiatives. It focuses on the many pitfalls that can cause failure, as well as the best change management process for improving the odds of success. The course also notes the characteristics of the person who should lead a change initiative, and how to deal with the conflicts that are frequently triggered by a major change. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.
Covers every aspect of being a controller, including the management of accounts payable, cash, collections, inventory, payroll, and more. It also shows you how to close the books, which reports to issue to the management team, how to create a budget, and how to select and install an accounting computer system. Provides comprehensive coverage not only of what to do, but critical timing and sequence considerations for when to do it, how each element should be done, to whom to delegate required tasks and functions, how to manage the many functions, and why each is needed for the full range of controller responsibilities. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.
This course shows how to achieve a balance between more sales and a reasonable amount of bad debt by focusing on the design and management of the credit and collection functions. The discussion ranges from the structure of specific jobs to the full range of collection and litigation tactics that can be used to collect money from customers. Topics include credit policies, customer billings, risk reduction, customer credit ratings, collection tactics, skip tracing, collection agencies, litigation, bankruptcy, allowance for doubtful accounts, and more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.
Offers current and aspiring board members essential up-to-date governance guidance that blends rigorous research-based information with the wisdom found only through practical, direct experience. The book's flexible approach to solving governance issues reflects the authors' belief that no two boards and the cultural dynamics that drive them are the same. As such, the advice offered reflects recognizable leadership dynamics and real world, relevant organizational situations. The book's authors, combine their individual experiences and talents to create a book that is both innovative and applicable to directors in any industry sector. Specific best practice guidance is designed to help board members and their directors understand the unique strengths and challenges of their own board while at the same time provide targeted information that drives needed improvements in board performance and efficiency. Specifically, this book will help board members: explore practical advice on key issues, including selection, meeting schedules, and director succession; consider board performance from multiple perspectives, including cultural and group dynamics; discover how to effectively manage classic problems that arise when making decisions as a group; and more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.
Enterprise Risk Management describes the concept of risk management, how to integrate it into an organization’s strategy, and who is responsible for it. The course also addresses risk management at the level of the individual functional area, including treasury and accounting, sales and marketing, human resources, and information technology. There is coverage of contingency planning, insurance, financial analysis, and risk-related measurements and reports. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.
This course reveals how to build a strong, successful career plan with guidance on team building and management of the multiple relationships that CFOs face on a daily basis, plus how to balance one's work and personal life. Offers strategic guidance for leadership growth for CFOs; presents essential information for every CFO who wants to play a tactical role in their organization; includes best practices for building and developing the most effective finance team; features practical career advice for future Chief Financial Officers; and more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.
Delegation amounts to a lot more than just passing work off onto your subordinates. When handled correctly, it gives you a chance to strengthen your department by developing the skills and organizational competencies of your people. This course is filled with quick tips, exercises, self-assessments, and practical worksheets to help you master an easy five-step process for effective delegation. You’ll learn how to determine which tasks to delegate, identify the right person for the job, assign the task, monitor progress, provide feedback, and evaluate performance. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.
This course describes the essentials of the core topics covered in a top-tier MBA program. The intent is to give the user a broad understanding of the key concepts needed to run a business—in one comprehensive course. Topics covered include sales and marketing, operations management, product development, risk management, business valuation, capital structure analysis, and the interpretation of financial statements. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.
This course makes the payroll department's job easier by clearly defining the most efficient and effective means for running the department, while also addressing the following topics: whether an individual is an employee, how to track employee time worked, how to calculate all types of employee earnings, how to process tax withholdings and other deductions, how and when to remit taxes to the government, how to select the best method for paying employees, how to complete and submit government forms, how to set up a payroll recordkeeping system, which procedures and controls to install for payroll processes, and how to measure the performance of the department. An appendix contains the due dates for key filings and remittances to the federal government. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.
Startup Fundraising takes a fresh look at raising money for startups, with a focus on the changing face of startup finance. New regulations are making the old go-to advice less relevant, as startup money is increasingly moving online. These new waters are all but uncharted—and founders need an accessible guide. This course helps you navigate the online world of startup fundraising with easy-to-follow explanations and expert perspective on the new digital world of finance. You'll find tips and tricks on raising money and investing in startups from early stage to growth stage, and develop a clear strategy based on the new realities surrounding today's startup landscape. Learn how the JOBS Act impacts the fundraising model; gain insight on startups from early stage to growth stage; find the money you need to get your venture going; craft your pitch and optimize the strategy; build momentum; identify the right investors; avoid the common mistakes; and more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.
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