Health & Human Services, Enrichment, and Business and Management Enrichment Health and Human Services Business & Management

Finance for Nonfinancial Managers and Professionals

Increase your comfort level with the financial side of your work. This course seeks to provide an accessible overview of key concepts, techniques, and useful tools to help the nonfinancial manager make well-informed decisions.

  • Taking the Fear out of Finance and Math - Getting the Right Help . . . and Getting Free of the Struggle with Finance.
  • Key concepts for organizing Quickbooks and other key accounting programs so they Fit Your Business Organization.
  • Understanding the Income Statement and Balance Sheet.
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • Terminology to discuss financials effectively
  • Using financial data to assess the financial viability of projects
  • Employing Charts and Processes for Data Analysis
  • Forecasting/Projection Planning
  • Developing effective operating budgets, including running Best/"Expected"/Worse Case Budgets
  • Engaging Financial Resources: Bankers, Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors.

Howard Herodes, CPA, has over 25 years of professional experience including 12 years as Founder and President of Herodes Financial, 9 years in "Big 4" public accounting in audit, tax and business consulting, and 6 years at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in financial analysis, management reporting, cost and budget. He is able to distill complicated financial and tax concepts into digestible pieces, and effectively communicate with clients to improve results.

Tove Rasmussen, MBA, CMA, has over 20 years' experience interpreting financial data to develop and modify effective business strategies, developing and implementing the supporting budgets and managing effective banker relationships during growth and turn-around situations. Ms. Rasmussen is President of Partners Creating Wealth, which offers significant business strategy, financial analysis and market research capabilities to companies wanting to take their businesses to the next level. She is a Certified Management Accountant and earned the Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, the top business school in Canada.

2 Fridays, October 10 and 17, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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$195 (8 contact hours/ 0.8 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus


Class meets 10/10 & 10/17.