Key Performance Indicators

1 Credits: Business Management & Organization


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Key Performance Indicators

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Business Management & Organization

Course Description

Key performance indicators can be used to focus a company’s attention on what matters most to its current and future success. In the Key Performance Indicators course, we examine the nature of key performance indicators, how they can be derived and ranked, and how to avoid their negative effects. We also discuss the implementation process for a system of key performance indicators, and many related issues.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the elements of a key performance indicator.
  • Specify how key performance indicators are linked to critical success factors.
  • Describe the potential negative effects of a key performance indicator.
  • Recognize the areas in which a key performance indicator implementation project may fail.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 29, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


Number of Pages

Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …