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Controller Series: Uncertainty and Managing Growth (1)Controller Series: Uncertainty and Managing Growth (1)

While several years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty have continued to plague business decision-making. The roles and responsibilities of CPAs and finance professionals, meanwhile, has continued to expand. This course is part of a series of short courses that will explore key economic and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come. 

This one hour course will examine and walk-through formulas for calculating a company’s financial capacity and external funds needed, based on growth estimates. Special focus will be given to the role of the financial professional in analyzing and forecasting funding needs for various growth scenarios.  

Credits: 1
Estimated Length: 1 hour(s)


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Online Lesson1. Controller Series: Uncertainty and Managing Growth -


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of liquidity & the Defensive Interval

  • Identify various sources included in a company’s financial capacity

  • Apply the “External Funds Needed” formula 

Major Topics:  

  • Behavioral finance

  • Overreaction to random events

  • Uncertainty and risk

  • Economic reasons of uncertainty

  • Liquidity and the defensive interval

  • Financial capacity

  • Cash conversion cycles

  • External Funds Needed formula

  • Right sizing operations 

Field of Study:  Business Management & Organization 

Recommended CPE Credit Hours:  1.0 

Course Level: Basic 

Prerequisites:  None 

Designed For: CPAs, industry accounting and finance staff, C-level corporate officers 

Authors:  Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA

                       Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 

Publish Date:  04/30/2017

Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA
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