Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Planning the success of a company means understanding its financial performance. Period. We all need a basic financial understanding and a fundamental vocabulary to map our work to what matters most in business. This three-day workshop introduces the basics of accounting and finance, so you have the language, tools and techniques to become a more intelligent user of finance and accounting reports and information.

April 18 – 20, 2018


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Workshop Benefits

This workshop will help you simplify, understand and apply data from financial reports and budgets. You will gain the confidence to ask to ask better questions and make more informed financial decisions. When meeting with department/finance managers, you will be able to positively communicate how your department contributes to the overall financial performance of your organization.

  • Analyze historic performance through the use of the three main financial statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet & Statement of Cash Flows
  • Learn how to prepare and use monthly operating budgets and how to analyze budget variances
  • Understand the time value of money and how it is used to evaluate large projects and purchases

*The online Harvard Manager Mentor Finance Essentials Module will be provided to students prior to the course as prep material.

Key Faculty

David Cox

David Cox, JD is a senior lecturer at the Daniels College of Business Reiman School of Finance. He has served as the Director of Graduate Programs and Assistant Dean, Director of the full-time MBA Program. He has also developed custom finance programs for: First Data, Newmont Mining, Orica, and OMI, a division of CH2M.

David Dassler

David Dassler is an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business, School of Accountancy. He brings over 23 years of accounting and finance experience to the classroom, working for firms such as Xcel Energy, US WEST and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He just received DCB’s 2017 Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for mid-level professionals, small business owners and consultants who do not have formal training in finance and accounting. It is for who professionals who want to become more intelligent users of finance and accounting information.


Non-Credit with 20% discount (DU Alumni & Daniels Corporate Partners)—$1,200
Non-Credit with 30% discount (Non-profits, Military, Government)—$1,050

For 2 Graduate Level Credit—$2,640
For 2 Credits with 20% discount (Daniels Alumni)—$2,112

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration in any of our workshops, you may transfer your enrollment to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel without penalty at any time up to three days (72 hours) prior to your class. If you provide us with less than three days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be responsible for the entire workshop fee.

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Program Developer
Executive Education
Joy Burns Center 307