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Posted: August 11, 2016

Financial Management for the Non-Financial Manager

Simon Fraser University - The City Program

Simon Fraser University - The City Program
Financial Management for the Non-Financial Manager

January 23-April 17, 2017

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of financial management for the non-financial manager. It is intended for managers responsible for the operations of non-profit organizations who will not have direct responsibility for setting up accounts and accounting. The material assumes little to no formal background in accounting and finance.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Use basic accounting concepts in a non-profit environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of accounting and deferred contribution accounting in a non-profit environment
  • Work through the budgeting decision process while considering the relationships between planning, budgeting and control
  • Explain role of finance in assisting with decision making
  • Manage budgets and cash flows
  • Demonstrate an understanding of internal controls and the role they play in meeting organizational objectives
  • Manage performance at organizational, business unit and individual level

How will I learn?

  • You will work within scheduled start and end dates, as well as assignment timelines.
  • Your study schedule will be entirely up to you. In some cases, we may ask you to meet online with your class and your instructor or a guest at a specific time, but these sessions will be recorded for future viewing if you are unable to attend.
  • Expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week on reading, online discussions, course work and supplementary activities, such as viewing assigned videos.
Oliver Hamilton

Oliver Hamilton's versatile legal practice is primarily focused on business, real estate, and succession or estate law. His legal advice is soundly informed by his financial and technical knowledge, as well as analytic and practical business acumen acquired through international work in several industries.

Prior to practising law, Oliver worked for over a decade as a management consultant and conducted financial, marketing and risk analyses using complex statistical methods to provide advice to a variety of large and small companies. He holds a BA (economics/math) and an LLB from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Simon Fraser University.

Oliver provides strategic guidance to the boards and executives of several not-for-profit (NPO) charities and societies both as clients and on a pro bono, volunteer basis. A past volunteer director on the board of Habitat for Humanity (Greater Vancouver), he currently serves as the administration and finance committee of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster. He teaches a variety of subjects related to non-profit management, including charity law, governance, government relations and financial management.

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Simon Fraser University

Date: January 23 - April 17, 2017
Event Type: Webinar
Region: Lower Mainland
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