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Course: The Fast Route to a Faster Financial Close

The Fast Route to a Faster Financial Close

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  • Certificate on Completion
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  • Self-Paced
About this Course

The pressure on the finance function has never been higher to deliver financial results as soon as possible after the period. Managers, analysts, boards, and investors are digesting market information in real time and are beginning to expect the same of financial results. To meet these high expectations, the CFO and controller need to find ways to speed up their financial close processes to report the financial results before they become perceived as old news in the new world.

In this course Blair Cook, a many-time CFO, explores ideas for shortening the financial close process. Leading companies have found ways to close their books in as little as one day and see the benefit of almost real-time analysis (in addition to the actual period financial data) that can be performed with a shorter close.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone in Accounting or Finance or related fields
Basic knowledge
  • An understanding of accounting, Exposure to the financial close process
What you will learn
  • Identify factors that slow down the financial close process
  • Discover how to develop strategies for speeding up the financial close process
  • Discover how to develop a plan for implementing improvements to the financial close process using change management principles
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 7
Total Duration: 00:49:58
Introduction
  • Introduction to A Quicker Financial Close  
  • Bottlenecks in The Close Process  
  • Quiz: Bottlenecks  
  • Ideas For Achieving The Fast Close  
  • Quiz: Ideas  
  • Making it Happen  
  • Quiz: Making it happen  
  • Conclusions  
Supporting Materials
  • Slides: Best Practices for a Quicker Financial Close  
  • Best Practices for a Quicker Financial Close Glossary/Index  
Rating
Enrolled Students
(75)
Level
Intermediate
Price
$ 9.00
Course Language
English
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