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PLI's Pocket MBA Fall 2016: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - Wednesday, November 02, 2016

12:00 AM BST - 12:00 AM BST


Financial and accounting knowledge is critically important for attorneys and allied professionals to have to successfully navigate the current legal, regulatory and financial reporting environment.  This program is specifically designed for non-accountants and will enhance understanding of business strategies, accounting fundamentals and vocabulary used by management, investors, auditors and bankers.  Practical advice and applications of information to actual situations and financial reports will provide participants with opportunities to immediately implement growth and broaden capabilities.  This area in the business world is fast moving and requires all serious professionals involved with financial information to stay up to date on the latest developments from multiple perspectives, which this program will highlight.  The faculty for this program is unusually diverse, including top partners from elite accounting firms and law firms, private equity investors, bankers, consultants and academics.  

What You Will Learn

  • Key factors shaping financial reporting

  • Foundational finance, accounting and economics terminology and principles

  • How businesses generate, deploy and manage capital

  • How to “navigate” and understand the basic financial statements — the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows and statement of shareholders’ equity

  • Practical corporate finance concepts, including financial ratios and analysis, with an emphasis on the strategic elements of finance, including perspectives from private equity and audit committee members

  • The use of valuations in business transactions and fairness opinions, as well as in common claims and defenses in litigation

  • Examination of fraud, corruption and regulatory risks confronting business leaders and how these threats impact business decisions

  • New! Learn to manage a crisis and plan an appropriate response

**Who Should Attend

**In-house and law firm attorneys, as well as other professionals who work with financial information in connection with corporate transactions, financial reporting, or litigation will benefit from this program.

Special Features:Earn Ethics and Skills credit Appropriate for litigation and transactional attorneys

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