Capital Budgeting

Accountant's Guide to Capital Budgeting v2.0

This course is designed for accountants who must have financial knowledge but has not had formal training in finance. Topics include: valuation of stocks and bonds, time value of money, measurement of risks and rates of return, the cost of capital and capital budgeting techniques. The course concentrates on providing a working vocabulary for communicating on the above topics. The course uses examples and illustrations, with an emphasis on the practical application of financial concepts, tools, and methodology.

"Important: This course was previously titled as "Accountant's Guide to Capital Budgeting (Updated)" Please be aware that the content or course code has not changed."

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the concept and use of the time value of money.
  • Calculate the present value of a future payment.
  • Recognize the components required to compute the return of an investment.
  • Define the risk-return trade-off used in understanding diversification.
  • Identify the types of risks reported by beta in its use in designing a portfolio.
  • Recognize the various methods of common stock valuation.
  • Recognize factors used in computing the overall cost of capital.
  • Define the capital budget.
  • Recognize the types of depreciation methods.
  • Identify how operating leverage affects a firm and compute total leverage.
  • Understand the components of working capital and how to compute work capital.
  • Recognize ways to better manage inventory, including the economic order quantity and the ABC inventory control method.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

Steve Spafford is a CPA with DeltaCPE LLC, a national CPE provider.


Price (USD)

Standard: $99.80


Course Code : 99DEL20

Release Date : 09/11/2015
Expire Date : 01/29/2022
Credits :
CPE 4.00
QAS 4.00

Course Level : Overview
Course Type : New Standards
Length : 3hr 20min
Passing Grade : 70%
Field Of Study : Finance
Theme : Capital Budgeting

Format Type : eLearning

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