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The CFO Guidebook ON DEMAND

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22.0 Credits

Member Price $440.00

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The CFO is responsible for an enormous range of activities, including accounting, fund raising, risk management, acquisitions, and strategic planning. The CFO Guidebook is specifically designed to give detailed advice on all of these areas of responsibility. In an era where the CFO is expected to be the chief advisor to the chief executive officer, this course can be of considerable assistance in ensuring that a company is financially viable and positioned for long-term growth. This course covers the control environment, mergers and acquisitions, budgeting, cash management, going public, and much more.


The CFO Position. Strategic Planning. Risk Management. The Control Environment. Performance Measurements. Mergers and Acquisitions. Budgeting and Forecasting. Product Pricing. Capital Budgeting. Cash Management. Investment Management. Fund Raising with Debt. Fund Raising with Equity. Credit Rating Agencies. Going Public and Going Private. Stock Exchanges. Investor Relations. Public Company Financial Reporting. Share Management. Information Technology.



Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, auditors, accountants, controllers and financial professionals.


Identify the key responsibilities of the CFO position, and key aspects of CFO relations with the controller and CEO. Specify the stages in strategy development, strategy types, and the role of the CFO in strategy. Cite the methods for identifying and mitigating risks, especially in regard to foreign exchange risk and interest rate risk. Identify the types of controls, when they should be used, and the characteristics of better controls. Recognize the characteristics of the cash conversion cycle. Identify the strategies under which acquisitions are made, the steps in the due diligence process, the characteristics of a strong acquisition candidate, and the various methods for valuing an acquisition candidate, and more.






Leader Bios

Steven Bragg, Western CPE

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).

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Non-Member Price $506.00

Member Price $440.00