This 5-day Program will enable you to make better business decisions. Our experienced faculty will de-mystify financial statements and a variety of financial and accounting tools, giving you an increased understanding of how these concepts can be used in measurement, evaluation and decision-making.
Session leaders present these issues in a straightforward and engaging format making complex financial concepts easy to understand.
Practical and relevant content delivered by exceptional speakers, and a commitment to unrivaled customer service, have made Queen's Finance for the Non-Financial Manager the most popular Program of its kind in Canada.
Non-financial managers and executives who want to improve their ability to work with financial and accounting information and improve their decision-making skills.
This program is designated an approved recertification program by the HRPA.
Gain understanding of accounting and financial concepts, and the tools with which to make better business decisions. Enhance your management effectiveness and increase your value to the organization
Make a significant impact on your organization’s financial performance
Finance for the Non-Financial Manager will help you make better management decisions by improving your financial skills and providing proven financial tools for measurement and evaluation. Session leaders have broad experience in industry and years of executive development experience.
Deciphering key financial and accounting statements
Assessing your organization’s health and evaluating its future direction
Making more effective decisions on capital expenses, capital budgeting, and funding new initiatives
Understanding the link between finance and business strategy
Session leaders include senior professors from Smith School of Business and knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, Board memberships and their own consulting practices.
Louis Gagnon is an expert on capital markets and risk-management. His research has been published in several leading academic journals including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of Empirical Finance. He is a seasoned practitioner who, during his stint in senior management at the Royal Bank of Canada, oversaw the bank’s global interest rate derivatives exposures and developed risk management methodologies and policies. He consults for a number of organizations and is actively involved in executive education in Canada and abroad. He has been quoted extensively in national media.
John Moore is an experienced and award-winning executive educator who is highly regarded in the accounting profession. He has conducted executive development seminars on financial tools for senior managers at Alcan, BMW, DuPont, Canon, Mitel, Shoppers Drug Mart, New Brunswick Power Corporation, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and Canada Post. He also works with members of senior management teams to integrate financial accounting concepts into strategic planning. He is a 17-time winner of the MBA Teaching Excellence Award from Smith School of Business; a recipient of the Silver Medal from CMA Canada; Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada; and the author of five accounting textbooks, including a study guide for students preparing for the CA designation.
Danny Szpiro is an award-winning teacher and expert on financial management, including the areas of management accounting, capital budgeting, post-investment review, and the Balanced Scorecard. In his research and consulting, he has worked with organizations on the use of post-investment reviews and strategic controls in capital investment systems and on developing the financial analytical skills of managers.
He is Dean of Executive Education at the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University. From 2004 to 2012, he was a faculty member at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he held the position of Associate Dean for Executive Education. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor with Smith School of Business and the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.