Class Library Accounting & Finance for Event Companies

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  • Title:Accounting & Finance for Event Companies
  • Category:Business & Sales
  • Level:All
  • Instructor:Howard Givner
  • Length:83 min
  • Posted:2/1/2011
  • CMP Domain:D: Financial Management
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Most people in the event industry turn their finances and books over to someone else, whether it's a bookkeeper, accountant or adviser. Yet without being able to read, understand and interpret your company's financial statements, that's like driving a car without knowing how to read the instruments on your dashboard. In this class we'll review all the components that go into your company's books, including a detailed walk-through of the key financial statements every business should be using to measure their fiscal health.

Filmed on location at Sentry Centers Midtown East.

Learning Outcomes

    1. Learn how to read and interpret a Profit & Loss Statement & a Balance Sheet.
    2. Understand the difference between Accrual & Cash based accounting methods and create a chart of accounts.
    3. Discuss a variety of tips for budgeting and cost management in running your business.
    4. Understand the importance of cash flow and how to properly track it.

Table of Contents

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Accounting & Finance - Full Class Video 1:23:18
Accounting & Finance for Event Companies
Overview 3:31
Accounting Basics (Chart of Accounts; Cash vs. Accrual & More) 10:24
Profit & Loss Statements 9:17
Balance Sheets 13:29
Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable 6:09
Managing Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable 8:25
Cash Flow Reports 5:57
Advance Planning Tips 9:01
Sources of Financing 6:10
Budgeting & Cost Management 8:04
Bookkeepers vs. Accountants 5:08
Downloads (documents referenced in this class)
Sample Financial Reports (Bal. Sheet, P&L, Cash Flow, A/R, A/P, Chart of Accounts) 1 Page
PDF of Slides from this Class

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