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PMP 0513: Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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This intensive two-day course provides managers with the tools and knowledge to carry on comprehensive financial conversations. Participants are introduced to foundation topics such as accounting and guided through increasingly advanced topics that include intellectual capital, cost analysis and performance measurement. Course topics are reinforced with case study exercises. Participants will learn to discuss the implications of a variety of topics including business valuation, risk modeling, and business analysis.

Upon completion of this program, managers will be able to understand and discuss the following financial competencies:

  • Review Financial Statements- Recognize noise in the statements, focus on what is important, quickly size up financial strengths and weaknesses
  • Analyze Financial Statements- Apply three different techniques that are cross walked to external benchmark data
  • Benchmark Financial Performance– Apply external benchmarks that are sized to company and industry types
  • Calculate Key Financial Metrics- Know how to assign benefit streams to companies and recognize common adjustments
  • Analyze Cost Structures - Work through different exercises that explain five techniques used in cost analysis
  • Develop a Financial Forecast- Work through three case study exercises on revenue drivers, cost drivers, and trend analysis
  • Identify and Grow Intellectual Capital- Apply a common framework for appreciating the intellectual capital of a business
  • Develop Non-Financial Performance Measurements- Apply specific tools and techniques for developing a comprehensive performance framework
  • Analyze the Business– Identify and apply six different analytical models to solve critical business questions
  • Print registration form (fax or mail)
  • Register online*
  • *Full payment by Visa or MasterCard only required at the time of online registration.

    October 26-27, 2015 (Monday-Tuesday)
  • Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Location: HRN     Status: Open

  • Fee


    Each seminar is recommended for:
  • 1.3 CEUs
  • 16 Contact Hours
  • Onsite Opportunity

    This course is also available on a contract basis and can be tailored to suit your organization's needs. Please contact us to discuss your onsite opportunity.

    Contact Info.
    Herndon Training Center at CIT
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  • Address:
      George Mason University
    Office of Continuing Professional Education
      2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 400
      Herndon, VA 20170-4213
  • Telephone: 703-993-4800
  • Fax: 703-993-4811


    This course is part of the Enterprise Leadership Certificate Program, which is offered through a unique collaboration between George Mason University and Business Performance Group. This course can be taken individually or as part of the certificate program.


    100% attendance and participation are expected from participants.


    PMI, Project Management Institute, Registered Education Provider  

    This course is pre-approved for 14 PDUs


    • Managers and mid-level professionals who want to develop an overall understanding of financial analysis and economic analysis of long term investments
    • Managers and group leaders who want to be able to evaluate and discuss financial issues which affect the projects and departments they oversee
    • Individuals interested in maintaining professional certifications that require continuing education credits (e.g. PMP® required PDUs)
    • Managers, group leaders, and mid-level professionals who are seeking to complete Mason’s Enterprise Leadership Certificate program

    Matt H. Evans, CPA, CMA, CFM is an independent consultant and Associate of Business Performance Group in the Washington, D.C. area. He has over 25 years of experience working as a senior managing consultant, financial manager, controller, and senior analyst. He has led major projects ranging from system implementation projects for Fortune 100 companies to design and deployment of performance management systems within the federal public sector. Mr. Evans also has hands-on experience with financial analytical projects such as cost benefit and risk analysis of $ 1 billion investments, financial profiling of private companies and financial forecasting models. He has experience in every aspect of accounting – financial reporting, fixed asset accounting, project cost accounting, payroll, billings, and cash flow management.

    Evans earned his BS in accounting from Louisiana State University. He has also completed executive education programs at the Wharton Business School and J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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