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Financial Governance for Non-Financial Leaders - Certification Course

Financial Governance for Non-Financial Leaders  - Certification Course
Price: $ 1299.95
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Date: Sept 8th to Oct 13th (6-week course)
: Online
Time: 1 - 2:30pm (ET), every Wednesdays

Financial Governance for Non-Financial Leaders is a certification program designed to explain essential financial concepts to leaders and executives, from all organizations and sectors, who don’t have an accounting or finance background (non-accountants!)

Over 6 weekly live (online) sessions we will guide you through the maze of financial accounting; navigating its principles and using case studies of well-known companies’ financial reports, such as WE Charity and Lehman Brothers. Where did they go wrong?  Where were their red flags?  What can we learn – and therefore hopefully avoid their pain?

Worried you’ll miss a session? 

Replay videos are provided on your private materials page, where you can also download handouts and slide decks.

Financial governance is about risk and materiality

This course will help you discern what is material from what isn’t, and connect understanding strategic business risks to examining financial reports. 
How can we be more confident in the financial integrity and health of the organization? Practice with others, using financial reports from companies that have been in the headlines.

Financial governance is about learning from others’ mistakes

You’ll learn from organizations that have made recent headlines, such as WE Charity and Lehman Brothers – and from some of the world’s greatest accounting scandals. Week by week, you will journey through the maze of financial accounting, navigating its principles, and using well-known companies’ financial reports to fully understand financial governance.

Week 1 | September 8th
How to identify risks in financial transactions between affiliates and related parties. 
Case Study: WE Charity
Week 2 | September 15th
How to recognize early red flags that signal insolvency risk. 
Case Study: Laurentian University 
Week 3 | September 22nd
How to identify material management estimates that can overstate assets and understate expenses (overstating reported profits). 
Case Study: WorldCom
Week 4 | September 29th
The importance of capital and liquidity cushions to absorb unexpected losses, like from volatile markets. 
Case Study: Lehman Brothers
Week 5 | October 6th
Companies have to take dramatic steps to survive an emergency. What are the accounting effects of these? 
Case Study: Air Canada
Week 6 | October 13th
How to detect – and mitigate the risks of – accounting fraud. 
Case Study: Wirecard


Cancellation Policy: If you find it necessary to cancel your registration, we will issue a full refund minus a $100 administration fee for cancellations received in writing at least 30 business days prior to the event. The registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the event. In those cases, you may transfer your registration fee, once, to a future training course at no additional cost (for similarly priced seminars) or arrange for a substitute person to attend. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee. Governance Solutions reserves the right to cancel or reschedule and will give notice in advance.

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