Executive and Professional Development

Series for Excellence in Financial Management

Created by a professional accountant who regularly works with businesses and organizations, the new Series for Excellence in Financial Management was developed to respond to the common questions and challenges managers experience when it comes to financial management. Understand the elements of building an operational budget.  Feeling comfortable and confident with the meaning of financial terms and reading financial statements can ease the strain of month end reporting. You’ve been told to make the case for that additional position that you know is needed. What should you include in your business case to ensure you have success? Decision making is challenging but having financial data to guide you will make that process less taxing. 

Financial information can be most helpful to drive decision-making or measure results. Understanding how financial information is collected and what it is and is not telling you takes some skills. This new Series for Excellence in Financial Management includes four seminars focused on the topics most managers should understand.  

Seminars can be taken individually or complete all four to receive your certificate of completion for the Series for Excellence in Financial Management.

Series Requirements

Seminars can be taken individually or complete all four to receive your certificate of completion for the Series for Excellence in Financial Management

Series Information

Fee: $1,680 + HST
Facilitators: Debi Peverill, BComm, CPA, CA
Location: Saint Mary’s University at 1800 Argyle Street 8th Floor Halifax NS


Required Seminars

Operational Budgets 
Budgets are a powerful tool to drive financial performance, provided they are done right. Understanding how budgets should be prepared, reviewed and compared to actual results will make the budget process in your organization more efficient.

  • 1 DAY
    November 20, 2019
    March 25, 2020

Understanding Financial Statements
Learn how to understand and interpret financial statements. The mysteries of accounting terminology will be revealed. Deepen your understanding of balance sheets and income statements.

  • 1 DAY
    October 17, 2019
    February 27, 2020

Building the Financial Portion of a Business Case
Forecasting is a delicate balance of extrapolating from the past and predicting the future. For businesses the ability to build the case for a possible event means being able to analyse all of the financial results of this decision. Participants will learn how to prepare the financial portion of the business case.

  • 1 DAY
    December 11, 2019
    April 14, 2020

Financial Decision-Making
We all have to make financial decisions in business. The hardest part can be figuring out how to approach it, what information do we need, how do we prepare the analysis. What numbers should we crunch? This one day session will help participants with an approach to solving business decisions.

  • 1 DAY
    January 27, 2020
    May 25, 2020