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5
Basic
Accounting
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Course Description

In the six years that have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty continue to plague business decision making.  Meanwhile, the advent of the Chartered Global Management Accountant certification and the Ethics Codification Project for 2015 require financial professionals to master ever more sophisticated analytical skills.    This course provides a foundation for those skills by exploring key economic and regulatory issues that are substantially impacting the financial and accounting industry. 

Instructor Fran Ryan will cover a wide range of relevant topics including credit markets, the soundness of the credit collection process, uncertainty in decision making, management of debt and equity, how national economic issues, including Social Security, medical care, and infrastructure are affecting businesses.

Special focus is given to the knowledge required by the 'new” industry accountant.  

 


Instructor

Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA, is the president of F.X. Ryan & Associates, which specializes in lean systems implementations, activity-based costing, strategic and operational risk analyses, and corporate governance evaluations. Frank serves and has served on numerous boards of publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations. In 2008, he was elected chairman of the board of Good Shepherd Center. Frank has served as chairman of the audit committees of two publicly traded companies, and he’s the current audit committee chairman of a major nonprofit organization in Maryland. Frank is an acclaimed author on activity-based costing, lean systems, and enterprise risk, and he lectures for numerous state and national organizations. Currently, he’s a Western CPE conference instructor, self-study author, and webcast presenter.

Frank graduated summa cum laude from Mount St. Mary’s College and received his MBA from the University of Maryland in 1977.

A retired Marine reserve colonel, he was recalled to active duty out of retirement in 2004 and served with Multi-National Force—Iraq until June 2005. Before retiring, Frank served during Operation Enduring Freedom and spent time in Afghanistan with the Joint Forces Special Operations Command. His personal military decorations include three Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. Frank's military expertise includes special operations, civil affairs, and economic warfare.



Course Specifics

Accounting
Apr 29, 2016
None
WC11165758
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of international economic turmoil and uncertainly on the value of the USD and financial reporting in the U.S.
  • Base sound business decisions on the impact of accounting issues such as Dodd-Frank, Quantitative Easing, and interest rate changes.
  • Analyze the impact of the current credit markets on banking relationships and its impact on Fair Value Standards for financial reporting.
  • Evaluate programs for retirement planning for your staff during periods of economic turmoil so that non-planning does not become your personnel issue.
  • Analyze the impact of the current credit markets on banking relationships and its impact on Fair Value Standards for financial reporting.
  • Determine the impact of financial capacity on financial projections and the ability to find new funding sources. 
  • Evaluate programs for retirement planning for your staff during periods of economic turmoil so that non-planning does not become your personnel issue.
  • Analyze the future of medical care in the United States and impact on employees and total costs.
 


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