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Key Financial and Economic Issues Facing the Financial Executive
Start Date (Local)
12/17/2012 8:00:00 AM Eastern (EST/EDT)
12/17/2012 3:30:00 PM Eastern (EST/EDT)
Field of Study
Economics -- 8 Credits
The role of the financial executive in turbulent economic times has never been more challenging. The course will explore the current economic trends and analyze their impact on you as the financial executive. Specific recommendations and insights will be offered to you to deal with the challenges ahead in the financial markets, human relations, costs of benefits, impact on pricing and dealing with customers. The effects of regulatory policy as a major impact on an organization’s costs and competitiveness as well as the combined impact of fiscal and monetary policy on financing for organizations are causing CFO/Controllers to understand the impact of decisions well outside their control in order to survive and grow.
At the completion of the course, the student will: * Analyze the impact on an organization of current economic trends impact on employment and human relations policies * Analyze the impact of the current credit markets on your banking relationship and financial needs of the organization and the organizations ability to raise capital * Review the impact uncertainty in the regulatory environment on planning and business expansion * Determine the safety and soundness of the financial plans for your organization in an uncertain economic climate * Manage the debt and equity mix for your organization in a rapidly changing economic landscape * Determine the impact on an organization of competing in a global market place to include steps to take to become more competitive globally * Evaluate the impact of federal, state and municipal deficits and unfunded mandates as it relates to tax planning * Evaluate programs with Social Security funding as it relates to providing retirement plans for your employees * Determine the safety and soundness of your credit and collections processes and selection of customers in an uncertain environment * Influencing growth through acquisition of distressed organizations * The economic way ahead for the CFO/Controller in 2011 and beyond