Budgets & Financial Reports
Welcome to the Understanding Budgets and Financial Reports workshop. Everyday businesses deal with budgets and financial reports in some form or fashion. At minimum, business managers review budget numbers and run financial reports for decision making and reporting to shareholders and Federal regulators once a month. Many companies devote the last few months of the calendar year to creating budgets for the next calendar year. In addition, organizations create and disseminate year-end financial reports to investors. Click Here To Learn More!
The goal of this is to give the participant a basic understanding of budgets and financial reports so they can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data. This course will define key terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation. Furthermore, this one-day course will discuss commonly used financial terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and laws that regulate the handling of financial information. Before we begin, let us get to know more about each other.
Understanding Financial Statements
Financial statements are the communication tools for the organization. There are many aspects of a business’s financial dealings reported in financial statements. Revenues coming in and expenses going out are key data that require reporting. Tangible items like equipment, property, and cash reserves are also reported in financial statements. Understanding these financial statements opens the door to analyzing finance data for budgeting, controlling, and making decisions.
This module will discuss the following topics:
Statement of retained earnings
Statement of cash flows