TCU Neeley School of Business

Finance for Non-financial Professionals

In today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing business world, every leader – and really, every employee – is responsible for managing the bottom line and driving success. To do that well, you have to clearly understand financial information, how it’s used for organization decision making, and how it can enable your work and results.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
October 19-20, 2021

Cost: $1,695* and includes all class materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
Certificates will be awarded based on successful completion of the 2-day in-person training. Certificates will be awarded based on successful completion of the 2-day training.

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* A 20 percent discount will be given to companies that enroll two or more employees.
* A 10 percent discount will be given to TCU staff/faculty/alumni, U.S. veterans

Who Should Attend?

Experienced managers and individual contributors in non-financial roles who want to better understand key financial concepts and information and leverage them for decision-making in their roles.

What You Will Learn

Participants will take away a better understanding of key concepts and terms and gain practical insights into how financial information is used for decision making.

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain greater confidence with a working knowledge of business financials.
  • Learn how to understand and interpret key financial statements.
  • Improve your understanding and insight in to corporate performance, financial data, statements and reporting.
  • Better understanding and use of financial data for your own analysis, reports and budgets.

Topics

  • Overview of Financial Accounting & Reporting.
  • Key financial terms such as assets, liabilities, capital, depreciation, capitalization, current ratio & others.
  • Basic Accounting Principles.
  • Using the balance sheet to examine assets & liabilities.
  • Analyzing the income statement to assess revenues and expenses.
  • Understanding cash flow analysis, financing and cost of capital.

Faculty Leader

Photo: Janice Brightwell Cobb

Janice Brightwell Cobb

Instructor
Accounting Department

Janice Cobb has been teaching at the TCU Neeley School of Business since 1997. She teaches a broad range of classes to TCU undergraduate students, TCU MBA student and various levels of managers.

Janice requires students to practice critical thinking in all courses she teaches. She has extensively studied the critical thinking process and recently published a dissertation on how to use the critical thinking process to make supportable accounting decisions and has taught this method through custom programs with organizations like JTaylor, an accounting, consulting and assurance company.

Prior to coming to TCU, she managed cost reimbursable contracts at Lockheed Corporation, worked as an auditor for a large public accounting firm, served as compliance officer and controller for a fast-growing hedge fund, and served as corporate controller of a public company and chief financial officer of a privately held distribution company. 

She earned a BBA, an MBA, as well as her Doctorate of Higher Education Leadership at TCU.

Questions

Please contact

Kalyn McKittrick

Director of Marketing and Engagement 
k.mckittrick@tcu.edu
817-257-6033

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