Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live-Seminar - 8 Hours

Learn more in this customized, practical, informative one-day workshop
than a full semester in an MBA finance class

Attending NCCE’s intensive, one-day ‘real-life’ workshop will provide your association members with a practical, common-sense understanding of the critical financial principles applicable to their operation. Through a balanced mix of in-class exercises and integrated study aids, your association members will emerge from this course able to analyze their own financial information like a pro! They will learn from one of our expert faculty members who will present crystal-clear and concise explanations of important financial concepts applicable to their operation.

We use a practical, common sense approach that animates the numbers on the financials your association members use. We’ll walk through a meaningful analysis of a typical association member’s financials in an entertaining, understandable “nuts-‘n’-bolts” framework that makes sense to everyone. Association members who need proven strategies and techniques they can use immediately to operate effectively should plan to attend Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements for Association Members.

  • Understanding Accounting – The Language of Business


  • Using Your Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows


  • Understanding Surplus Check Points and Break-Even Analysis for Your Operation


  • Calculating and Using Financial Ratios To Identify Financial Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Benchmarking Your Organization’s Financial Performance Against Similar Organizations


  • Strategic and Financial Planning Based on Your Franchise Financial Analysis


  • Understanding and Controlling Your Business Operating Cycle


  • How to Improve the Financial Stability of an Association Member’s Organization
  • Understanding Accounting Basics - The Language of Business


  • Understanding the Balance Sheet


  • Understanding / Using the Statement of Operations


  • Ratio Analysis Calculations and What the Numbers Really Mean


    • Liquidity Ratios, Activity Ratios, Leverage Ratios, Surplus Ratios


    • How to Find and Use Industry Averages/Association Averages


  • Understanding / Using the Statement of Cash Flows


  • Understanding Audit Reports and Footnotes

Customized Case Study – We’ll analyze a typical association member’s financial statements. Your association members will leave the seminar with a detailed financial knowledge of their organization. No other seminar company customizes to this extent. And . . . we can even customize further . . .see below . . .

Additional Customized Option . . . Association Member Specific Industry Averages
At your request NCCE’s CPAs can calculate twelve critical financial ratios for all your association members and create customized industry averages for use by each association member. These customized industry averages will report the top quartile, average, and the bottom quartile for all association members.

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Basic

Advance preparation: None

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NCCE is only holding in-house seminars right now but NCCE will offer our seminars including Understanding & Analyzing Financial Statements for Association Members to the public starting in 2013.


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