CPE Webinars

Finance Principles for Accountants (03.19.2020, 12pm - 2pm CST)

Accountants have increasingly become the primary advisors for businesses of all sizes. Clients are seeking assistance with all aspects of business planning. Are you prepared to support your clients on aspects such as business expansion, sources of capital, and determining growth strategies?

This course introduces accountants to the essential elements of finance for business with an emphasis on the interrelationship with the traditional functions of accounting, explaining sources and costs of capital, and making educated capital decisions about growing business. Bringing a new appreciation of the vital role accountants play in business development, this dynamic and fast-moving session will explore key finance concepts and tools, including some of the best methodologies for making capital business decisions.

Major subjects include:

  • Relationship between accounting and finance
  • Sources of capital
  • Cost of capital
  • Growth project selection

This course designed for

  • Accountants in small to large accounting firms that are relied upon by clients for business advice.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate the critical relationship between accounting and finance.
  • Describe the concepts of risk, standard deviation, diversification, and beta.
  • Calculate cost of debt, cost of equity and weighted average cost of capital.
  • Explain growth project selection criterion.

Speaker / Author:

Tim Dreyer, Instructor for Kaplan Financial Education.

Tim Dreyer has a 44-year career in tax, law, finance, and leadership. He served in top level positions in five IRS functions – Counsel, Appeals, Examination, Collection and the Taxpayer Advocate’s Office. After his retirement, he pursued another 17-year profession as a Subject Matter Expert and Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Washington National Tax Service.

Tim has worked with over 100 of 500 companies, including 11 of the top 20. He worked with businesses and high-wealth individuals in more than 25 countries on six continents. He has extensive planning, advisory and consulting experience involving tax, finance, and valuation.

Tim has attended and taught thousands of hours of CPE, CLE, and undergraduate and graduate courses during his career. He taught law, finance, tax and ethics at three universities for over 20 years.

Tim holds a B.A. in Economics, a J.D. in Law and completed graduate studies in Finance and Tax. He is a licensed attorney.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection

Price (USD)

Standard: $60.00


Course Code : ACE-19014_LZ

Course Level : Intermediate
Course Type : Group Internet-Based
Format Type : Webinar
Field Of Study : Finance

Event Date : 3/19/2020 12:00:00 PM

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