Economic Principles for the Financial Executive

2 Credits: Finance


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Economic Principles for the Financial Executive

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Finance

Course Description

Before taking this course, financial executives, including CFOs and Controllers, might find it challenging to fully grasp the extent to which macro- and micro-economic issues can affect their organizations. The complexities of understanding how broader economic trends like employment shifts, deficits, and aging populations impact organizational health and survivability can be overwhelming. This can lead to difficulties in making informed decisions and effectively managing risks in an unpredictable economic environment.

After completing this online Webcast CPE course, participants will experience a significant shift in their ability to comprehend and respond to these economic challenges. The course bridges the knowledge gap, providing a thorough understanding of the current economic landscape and its impact on organizations. Participants will learn to analyze various economic trends and their effects on risk management programs, employment, and supply chain. Equipped with this understanding, financial leaders will be able to confidently navigate their organizations through turbulent economic times, making strategic decisions that ensure growth and sustainability in the face of external economic pressures.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Analyze the impact on an organization of current economic trends to include employment, deficits, unfunded liabilities, municipal debt, interest rates, and an aging U. S. population will be explored; and
  • Analyze the impact of a critical risks and systems on risk management programs, employment, supply chain and survivability.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
May 8, 2023

Knowledge of major macro- and micro-economic issues

Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

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Meet The Experts

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Francis X. 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. Francis X. Ryan is an acclaimed author on activity-based costing, lean systems, and …