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Explaining Financial Results to Non-Finance Managers

This course explores ways to communicate effectively with non-financial managers and staff.
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Illumeo Learning
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Identify the six most common misconceptions and misunderstandings about accounting data that non-financial managers have.
Discover how feedback and assessment loops can be used to gauge the level of audience comprehension.
Recognize the 7 best ways to overcome communications barriers with non-analytical personality types.
Explore how to use the techniques of effective communication in various scenarios.

It’s often said that accounting is the language of business. Unfortunately, CPAs, CFOs and Controllers often struggle with ways to communicate effectively with non-financial managers. While they may nod their heads in seeming comprehension, many non-financial managers will admit that they are totally lost when it comes to understanding tax and accounting concepts. This disconnect in communications can lead to disastrous consequences.

This course explores ways to communicate effectively with non-financial managers and staff. You’ll learn how to analyze the audience to assess their level of financial sophistication. Using a common-ground approach, you’ll discover the right ways to explain financial results. You’ll learn about feedback and assessment loops to determine that your audience is “on board” and comprehending not only what you are saying, but what the implications are. You’ll see how to be effective and engage them in your material. You’ll understand the common misunderstandings and faulty concepts that color the way non-financial managers view analytical information.  Finally, you’ll see how effective communications can lead to more effective organizations and enhance the financial professional’s influence, reputation and effectiveness.

Introduction

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Introduction to Explaining Financial Results to Non Financial Managers
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The State of Affairs
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Overcoming Failure to Communicate
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Complex Personality Models
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Toxic Personalities, Story Telling, and Communication Skills
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Communicating with Non-Analyticals, What to Focus on, and Reporting Hierarchy
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A Book is Judged by its Cover, Some Good Looking Financials
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The Cash Flow Statement
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What Non Financial Managers Managers Really Want to Know
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Examples, Horizontal and Vertical Analysis, Tough Choices
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KPI's and BI Software
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What a Great Package Looks Like
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Did they Get it? Shaking and Wrapping Things Up

Supporting Materials

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Slides: Explaining Financial Results to Non-Financial Managers
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Explaining Financial Results to Non-Financial Managers Glossary/Index

Review and Test

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Review Questions
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FINAL EXAM
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