Finance for Absolute Beginners
It’s the beginning of the day and you’re just settling into your first leadership team meeting. The CFO is about to review the organization’s financial report. You’re familiar with a few of the terms but you think to yourself, “I am not a numbers person”. Here’s the good news, you can be! This course is designed for HR professionals with no or limited financial background. The overall goal is to gain a better understanding of business and financial concepts to help build a foundation for becoming a strategic business partner.
It’ll cover the interpretation of important sections on financial statements in a simple and understandable way…by running your own lemonade stand!
It’ll also help you identify what drivers impact the organization’s performance and how you, in HR, influence those results. Take this course to become more comfortable with numbers, learn the basics and have some fun!
HR Jetpack is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
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Title: Introduction & Course Overview
Module: Setting The Foundation
Welcome. My name is Anna Samorukova. This course is designed for HR Professionals with no or limited financial background. We have all heard it “I am not
a numbers person”. It is not because of our abilities to learn finance, but because of some experiences in the past with math or in a one-sided intimidating
conversation with a finance expert. This course is designed for HR professionals to help you learn business and financial concepts in a simple and
Our goal is for you to gain a better understanding of the business and financial concepts and enhance your business thinking that are at the foundation
of becoming an effective business and strategic partner. After completing the class, you will be able to:
Explain where information on the financial statements comes from.
Interpret key sections on the financial statements including Sales, Expenses, Net Income, Cash, and Equity.
Enhance your business thinking.
Identify key drivers that impact an organization’s performance.
Understand how what you do in your role impacts an organization’s success.
So let’s get started!
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Anna designs and delivers learning and change facilitation experiences that speak to the learner and inspire people and organization reach for potential and create an impact with. She applies engaging, immersive, simulation- and game-based methodology and developments in neuroscience, psychology and concepts of motivation to learning design and change...