For managers in today’s business world, it is essential to have a working knowledge of finance. We all play roles in our organizations’ financial health, whether we realize it or not. If you do not have the training or background in finance, you may be at a disadvantage as you sit around the management table. Understanding the cycle of finance will help you figure out where you fit into your company’s financial structure and how to keep your department out of the red. This robust one-day course will help you familiarize yourself with key concepts of finance and accounting, learn how to read financial statements, and prepare budgets with more confidence. At the end of this one-day course you will be able to assess the financial performance and health of your firm. You will have a basic understanding of financial terminology and of enhancing your decision-making skills by integrating financial management concepts into your thinking. You will learn how to control the flow of money through your department and understand the budgeting process and forecasting techniques.