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Finance for Non-Financial Managers: Understanding the Terms and Concepts


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Knowing the essentials of finance can offer a great advantage to the members of any business department. However, many managers and employees don't know how to speak "the language of business" well enough to achieve their department's goals and justify requests. Join us for a live, 60-minute webinar to discover:

  • How to read a financial statement: Interpret useful information
  • Key finance definitions, ratios, terms & concepts that can be valuable
  • How to promote and support the financial goals of your company
  • Financial statements and their relationship to you

Program Highlights

  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers: Understanding the Terms and Concepts

    • Ensure you're an asset: Get a firm grasp of the numbers side of your job
    • How to "think finance" and translate performance into financial terms
    • Know the in's and out's of income statements, balance sheets & more
  • Keys to Examining Financial Statements: How Do They Translate?

    • Budgeting for your department: The statements that are useful
    • Utilizing financial statements: Effectively find useful information
    • Tips to properly forecast: Essential financial information you should know
  • Utilizing Financial Strategies to Self Audit: Stay Compliant, Avoid Errors

    • 5 Groups of Accounts: Assets, Liabilities, Equity, Revenues & Expenses
    • Guidelines & principles every manager should recognize
    • How business transactions are transformed into financial statements
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Joe Grasso is Associate Dean of Finance, Administration and Corporate Relations in the ILR School at Cornell University.

  • He has 25 years of financial and managerial experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he has regularly taught resident graduate and undergraduate ILR courses (Finance for Human Resources, Non-Profit Finance and Management, and Employee Benefits) on campus in Ithaca and continuing education/extension courses for the Human Capital Development program in New York City as well as the MPS Degree program in NYC.
  • Grasso started his career on the Financial Management Program at General Electric. He was also VP of Finance and Administration at Allegheny College, and Director of Budget, Planning, and Institutional Research at Colgate University. Grasso spent nearly a decade in New York State government serving as a Senior Budget Analyst in the Division of the Budget and as Director of the Budget for the New York State Thruway Authority.
  • He received his graduate degree in human resources from the ILR School at Cornell University, and a B.A. in economics from St. Lawrence University.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar that will provide you with the skills to communicate in financial terms.


  • None

Delivery Method

  • Group Internet Based

NASBA Field Of Study

  • Accounting - Finance

Program Level

  • Basic Knowledge Required