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Financial and Basic Accounting Principles for Project Managers

This course provides participants with information and tools on how to get a better handle on the important area of financial management. The course addresses…

Certificate None
Duration 2 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Languages English

What is included in Financial and Basic Accounting Principles for Project Managers

Course Description

This course provides participants with information and tools on how to get a better handle on the important area of financial management. The course addresses finance-related concepts and techniques to effectively manage projects and programs. The course also provides understanding about corporate finance and basic accounting principles. The course covers techniques related to project reporting and decision making process, as well as financial indicators and corporate financial reports.

Course Information

Certification: None

Duration: 2 Days

Domain: Project and Program Management

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom


Available Languages: English

Purchase Options: Pay Per Use Courseware


  • Project Managers
  • Project practitioners
  • Individuals taking part in managing budgets
  • Individuals who seek to improve their knowledge of basic accounting and financial concepts

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate to stakeholders the financial status of the project
  • Explain aspects of corporate accounting
  • Gain focus on and maintain control over project estimates, profitability and performance
  • Show the connection between corporate finances and the impact on projects
  • Analyze the financial aspects of projects
  • Make informed decision with respect to pricing, contract, progress and project risks
  • Use financial information within a project environment to predict/influence final results
  • Recognize the project manager’s financial responsibilities

Course Outline

  1. Introduction and Overview
    1. Benefits of project management
    2. Project contracting and procurement
    3. Key terms
    4. Financial cycles


  1. Project Accounting and Financial Basics
    1. Determine project’s financial needs
    2. Roles and responsibilities
    3. Financial statements and balance sheets
    4. Income statement, revenues and expenses
    5. Cash flow statement
    6. Basic accounting
    7. Depreciation


  1. Financial Justification and the Project Business Case
    1. Portfolio management: aligning strategy and projects
    2. Project decision points and gating
    3. The project business case


  1. Measure, Control and Forecast – Financial and Profitability Measurements
    1. Financial principles and common financial metrics
    2. Review of purposes, measurements and sentiments


  1. Applying Finance and Accounting Principles to Project Management (including a review of Earned Value Management)
    1. Project cost estimates and forecasting
    2. Measuring project performance
    3. Project financial performance and profitability
    4. Status reports
    5. Earned value management
  2. Recap

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