Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Virtual Delivery

June 23 - 25, 2021

Introduction and Background

Develop your skills in dealing with financial information

Transforming Managers with little or no experience in accounting or financial management to develop a working knowledge of these critical business areas. This program builds confidence in reading and understanding financial information to aid in financial decisions by providing clear examples of the content, concepts and terminology of financial systems. Learn methods often used to evaluate the financial viability and impact of business decisions


Course Structure 

This course is offered completely virtual through facilitator-led sessions. The virtual delivery is highly interactive, enabling participants to work with peers, brainstorm ideas, engage in activities, and receive individualised feedback. All pre, during and post work provided electronically to participants with access to download and review at any time. 

  • Key Learning Objectives
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the accounting process
    • What is Managerial vs. Financial accounting
    • Understanding balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, audit reports and other reports accompanying financial statements
    • Learn the time value of money, capital budgeting and investment decisions
    • What the difference of a lease vs. purchase is
    • How to account and manage cash, inventory and accounts receivable
    • Relevant, variable and fixed costs
    • Learn about the cost volume profit analysis
    • How to support your business decisions with financial back-up
    • How to talk to financial people in your language - and their language
    • How to evaluate both short and long term operating decisions using financial data
    • What to look for in reports and how to analyze that information to put it to your advantage
  • Who Should Attend?
    • Business managers who use financial and accounting information in their decision-making processes
    • Individuals who wish to gain a better fundamental understanding of financial systems
    • Any Manager who wishes to improve their professional effectiveness and career mobility

    No previous accounting or financial background is required to benefit from this course, however, a basic knowledge would be useful.

    Regularly attended by:

    • Business Owners
    • General Managers
    • Corporate Managers
    • Administrative Managers
    • Sales and Marketing Managers
    • Public Sector Officers
    • Association and Non-Profit Managers
    • Planning, Purchasing and Operations Managers
    • Divisional Managers

Funding Available

Check out the funding opportunities available through the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy.

June 23, 2021 to June 25, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Virtual Delivery

Program Fees

$2495 plus GST

Includes course tuition and all teaching materials.

Registration Deadline

June 16, 2021

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Lukas Cowan

Program Coordinator

t: (306) 966-1749


Instructor Profile


 Scott Sinclair

Scott is a lecturer at the Sauder School of Business. He has been actively involved in professional accounting education for more than 30 years. He was the principal author for the CA School of Business in Western Canada between 2000 and 2010, and has won multiple awards for teaching excellence. He has also worked for Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accounts, serving small business and mining clients.





Brandy Mackintosh

Brandy Mackintosh is an assistant professor at the Edwards School of Business where she teaches all levels of financial accounting and has also taught external auditing and advanced financial reporting at the graduate level. She has won numerous awards for her teaching excellence, most recently the Edwards School of Business Most Effective Professor Award in 2020. Brandy is an author of an introductory financial accounting textbook used by institutions across Canada. She is the Chair of the Assurance of Learning Committee at the Edwards School of Business and has published award winning cases in accounting journals.

Brandy obtained her certification in the “Quality in Online Learning” course through the Online Learning Consortium and became the developer of the first online accounting course offered at the Edwards School of Business. She has presented to faculty from across Canada about teaching remotely and her experiences both pre and post pandemic.   

Brandy holds an undergraduate accounting degree, and is a CPA, CA (Canada). Prior to joining the Edwards School of Business, she worked as an audit manager at Deloitte serving owner-managed businesses.

Partnership Programming

Together with our partners, we continue to add value and enhance our educational experiences to our community through professional development and training in a supportive and welcoming environment.

This Edwards Executive Education program is proudly presented in partnership with UBC Sauder School of Business.


University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $500 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the course start date. Program transfers within ten (10) business days of the course start date will be subject to a $300 administration fee.

Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase.

Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee.

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