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Balance Sheet Management: The Least Understood Risk

Total Credits: 4 including 2 Accounting - Technical, 2 Auditing- Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Don Minges, MBA
Course Levels:
4 Hours
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Most organizations manage their income statement, but many virtually ignore the balance sheet until balance sheet problems create seemingly insurmountable emergencies. This session discusses how to analyze and manage your financial statements more holistically, allowing you to identify and correct balance sheet issues early. How do you choose whether to raise debt or equity? What are the key considerations and the advantages of each? What is the cost of capital? What are the ‘hidden’ balance sheet risks? We will also examine several crucial ideas you can incorporate into your analyses to enhance performance and reduce risk. If you want to enhance your corporate finance skills, this session is for you.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the key concepts of proactively managing a balance sheet, raising capital, managing balance sheet risks and considerations when deciding between financing sources

Major Subjects
  • Understanding your balance sheet
  • Analyze your balance sheet today and in the future
  • Plan your balance sheet structure
  • Properly balance debt and equity versus other funding sources
  • Know the balance sheet pitfalls and risks to avoid
  • Understand your cost of capital
  • Interpret your cost of capital
  • Evaluate the risks, pros and cons of debt
  • Know how to raise debt
  • Understand the risks, pros and cons of equity
  • Examine alternative methods to raise financing
  • Understand the decision process through real-world examples

Course Materials


Don Minges, MBA's Profile

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Don Minges, MBA, is a fractional CFO who works in diverse industries at various development stages.  His expertise is in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis.  Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has invested equity capital into promising businesses.  He has served on the Board of Directors for many firms.  He graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.


Mon, Jul 22, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:43pm EDT
Wed, Aug 07, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:43pm EDT
Fri, Aug 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:43pm EDT
Thu, Sep 05, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:43pm EDT
Mon, Sep 16, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:43pm EDT
Sat, Sep 28, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:43pm EDT
Wed, Oct 09, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:43pm EDT
Fri, Oct 18, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:43pm EDT
Mon, Nov 04, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:43pm EST
Wed, Nov 20, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:43pm EST
Fri, Dec 06, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:43pm EST
Sat, Dec 07, 2024 - 11:00am to 02:43pm EST
Wed, Dec 11, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:43pm EST
Thu, Dec 12, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:43pm EST
Fri, Dec 20, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:43pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Some corporate finance classwork or experience is helpful
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CEOs, CFOs, Controllers, business owners, Board members, corporate financial managers, and professionals who advise them
Original Recording Date 01/05/2022
Yellow Book No
Course Developer The Knowledge Institute
Date Added to Catalog 11/25/2021

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 177


Dinah T - Farmington Hills, Michigan

"The slides are very informative. It is an art to present very technical material; the speaker and the moderator (Mr. Daly) did a good job."

Adam K

"Thank you."

Matthew M

"Great layout for CPE! Liked the setup of it as a conversation of two people rather than being spoken to by one."

Kathy H

"Anne who took care of all of it was incredibly helpful!"

Robert G

"Concepts were very straightforward, yet not as widely practiced as they should be."

Charles D

"Great basic overview."

Michelle W

"Great new information and a refresher course for the information I haven't used in a while!"

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Theresa B - venice, Florida

"Really great dialogue!! Actual CFO advise"

Donald F

"Learned a lot"