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Financial Management Essentials for Non-Financial Managers and Construction Project Leaders

This course provides the financial management essentials of the construction business to non-financial managers to enable them to track and interpret the financials throughout the lifecycle of a construction project. The program explores the detailed elements for financial tracking, monitoring, communicating and adjusting as the construction project evolves – all while carefully balancing budget and forecasting financials. The objective of this course is to provide nonfinancial construction managers with a solid understanding of the essential financial aspects of managing any project in order to ensure its successful conclusion.

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This is a group-live program at the Basic level. A basic understanding of the construction project process and construction financial management is recommended.

Program Outline:

  • Project Risk Assessment
  • Contracts, Billings and Cash Flow
  • Project Costing and Forecasting
  • Financial Statement Overview

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the risks that need managing for the steps of the project life cycle
  • Apply the recommendations for managing contract billing for positive outcomes
  • Integrate job cost systems to capture and project costs to align with the budget
  • Employ recommendations for successful change order management to maintain construction project profitability
  • Implement the steps of project forecasting and managing a project forecast meeting
  • Calculate percent complete and earned revenue
  • Describe the purposes and components of financial statements and implement rules that apply to each statement
  • State the interested parties of financial statement information

CPE Credit:
This program provides 4 CPE credits in the field of Specialized Knowledge & Applications.

Who Should Take This Course?
This course is designed for new Construction Finance Managers, Construction Project Managers, Project Accountants and leaders of construction firms who are non-financial managers.


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