Course ID: CS-UMG

Uncertainty and Managing Growth

While nearly 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of liquidity & the Defensive Interval
  • Identify the 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

Who Should Attend

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

Fields of Study

Business Management & Organization




Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits




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