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New Financial Management Series to be offered

RELEASED: Jan. 26, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — A new Financial Management Series will be offered through the Small Business Development Center and Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Ingrid Ulstad, a certified public accountant and senior lecturer of accounting and finance at UW-Eau Claire, will lead the series, which comprises four workshops to be taken in sequence. The workshops, to be held at UW-Eau Claire, are:

  • March 4, 6-9:30 p.m., "Financial Accounting: Underlying Concepts." It will cover accounting terminology and concepts; cash vs. accrual accounting methods; how business activities affect financial statements; how the four financial statements are related; how to interpret financial statements; approaches to recording information; and the role of financial statements in financial management.
  • March 11, 6-9:30 p.m., "Financial Accounting: Using Financial Statements." It will cover the need for analyzing financial statements; types of financial analysis tools; what financial rations can tell you; and how to interpret financial ratios.
  • March 18, 6-9:30 p.m., "Managerial Accounting: Profit Planning and Budgeting." It will cover the factors involved in forecasting; the process of budgeting; the purpose of breakeven analysis; and how management tools relate to one another.
  • March 25, 6-9:30 p.m., "Managing Cash Flow." It will cover the relationship between income forecasts and cash projections; how to develop a cash flow projection; strategies to improve cash flow; and tools to diagnose potential cash flow problems.

The workshops are designed for small business owners and managers. The cost per program is $99 per session. A discounted rate of $360 is available for individuals registering for all four workshops at the same time.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For more information or special accommodations, contact Jim Mishefske at 715-836-5811 or 866-893-2423, e-mail ce@uwec.edu or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711).

The Small Business Development Centers are members of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network, a coalition of more than 100 partner organizations which provide access to services for small businesses throughout Wisconsin.

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