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Professional Development for Business Managers

As your business grows...

...more managers are charged to make good financial decisions. However, most managers are not trained in finance or accounting.

We conduct Finance & Accounting training programs so that your managers and staff have the basic skills to make good financial decisions. These training programs can be customized to fit your business. The following topics provide more details of the program:

Key Topics

  • Understanding financial statements: Balance Sheets, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flow
  • Understanding important accounting and financial concepts and terminology
  • Reading and interpreting financial management reports
  • Assessing financial performance and position
  • Developing budgets and contingency plans
  • Justifying major capital expenditures

Benefits

Program participants will...
  • Be able to read and interpret financial reports
  • Be able to uncover areas for operating improvement
  • Be able to effectively communicate with financial personnel
  • Learn how their decisions affect the financial performance of the company
  • Be better equipped with the financial tools to make profitable business decisions on a day-to-day basis

Who Will Benefit the Most?

  • Managers with profit & loss responsibility
  • Account managers that interact with financial personnel
  • Technical managers responsible for major capital expenditures
  • Managers and supervisors who aspire to be more "well-rounded"
  • Managers responsible for developing and/or maintaining budgets
  • Managers working in non-financial areas, but use financial information as a management tool

Why AMT?

Past participants say the reasons this program is so effective include:

  • Relevant topics and illustrations

    AMT's in-house training program is customized to reflect the company's business model. A business case is developed to outline the financial and operating issues managers face on a day-to-day basis.

  • Participant Involvement

    After the program leader presents a topic module, teams apply the just-learned financial concepts to solve problems and address issues presented in the business case. The business case, used throughout the program, allows the participants to apply the newly acquired financial tools to a sequence of business events typically faced by managers.

  • A Less Intimidating Learning Environment

    Participants are encouraged to ask questions and contribute to the discussion throughout the program. Furthermore, teams post questions that the program leader answers before each session of the program.

  • Effective Learning Style

    People have different learning styles - "left brain" people learn differently than "right brain" people. So that non-financial managers can effectively learn financial concepts, AMT has developed learning tools ranging from role-playing exercises to the accounting model.

  • Reference Materials

    Participants will receive a coursebook and, with some courses, laminated reference cards that are used throughout the program. After the program, these materials serve as effective reference resources to help the manager address day-to-day financial issues.