Understand the Financial Performance of an Organization.
Understanding and interpreting financial statements is a fundamental component to the success of any leader. In addition, leaders must be able to measure the financial implications of their decisions, which requires an understanding of financial statement analysis and accounting methods.
This course introduces the participant to the essential elements of financial statement analysis and forecasting. You will learn to interpret financial statements, develop a more comprehensive understanding of how managerial decisions impact the main financial statements, and develop the basic concepts of forecasting future financial statements.
The prerequisite for this course is Finance for the Non-Financial Manager.
Professionals of any level, and in any function who make decisions with financial implications, including human resources, finance, sales and marketing, operations, and IT. The curriculum is ideal for those professionals seeking a comprehensive foundation in the fundamentals of finance and accounting to make more strategic business decisions.
Participants will learn how to evaluate the financial implications of various operating, investing, and financing decisions and activities. By attending this program, participants will:
- Read, understand, analyze, and interpret the three key financial statements in companies and non-profit organizations including income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows
- Apply ratio analysis to assess a company’s level of profitability and financial risk
- Understand how decision and transactions in an organization impact the financial statements
- Understand the basics of forecasting future financial statements, and assess the impact of potential changes to business processes and financial resources
April 8-10, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)
All courses are held at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Harbor East Location. Plan your visit.
JHU employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission. JHHS employees and JHU, SOM, SON, Carey, WSE, and BSPH alumni receive a 20% discount. For more information on discounts, registration, and cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.
Lasse Mertins, PhD
Lasse Mertins, PhD, (Virginia Tech) is an Associate Professor in the practice track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. His expertise are in the areas of financial statement analysis, managerial accounting and performance assessments. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Before his academic career, Dr. Mertins worked as a management accountant in the food industry. He has published his research in many scholarly journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Accounting,