Course ID: KFEIF

Key Financial and Economic Issues Facing the Financial Executive

The course explores the challenges of the current economic trends and analyzes their impact on you as the financial executive in areas of human resource management; credit markets and banking; risk management and pandemic style disruptions; cash flow planning strategies; debt and equity mix impacts in uncertain markets; globalization of the market in times of uncertainty; retirement planning and social security funding; and acquiring distressed companies and assets.  Specific recommendations and insights will be offered to you to deal with the challenges.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Determine how to take a strategic perspective relative to risk management and crisis management in an uncertain economic climate to include employee shortages, skill set shortages, and baby boomer retirements.
  2. Calculate the impact uncertainty and risk at the operational level relative to short and intermediate term decision making.
  3. Analyze the impact of the credit markets on your banking relationships and financial needs of the organization and the organization’s ability to raise capital.
  4. Identify the impact of federal, state and municipal deficits and unfunded mandates as it relates to tax planning in a post pandemic recovery or recession
  5. Determine the safety and soundness of your critical businesses processes in an uncertain environment.
  6. Distinguish how to influence growth through acquisition of distressed organizations during the next recession
  7. Select the economic way ahead for the CFO/Controller in 2022 and beyond.

Major Topics
  • Understanding the current economic issues for the CFO/Controller to include:
  • Strategic, operational planning and risk management
  • Managing the finances of the organization during periods of rapid changes
  • Managing risk in an uncertain economic climate

Fields of Study


Experience as a Financial Executive or desire to become one.

Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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