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Zweig Group

Learn the Language of Business


August 20 | Houston, TX | BoyarMiller 

Solid financial management is crucial to the success of any company, and firms in the AEC industry are no exception. This course provides an overview of business financial management – specifically tailored to our industry – to help firm leaders make informed decisions. Topics include: interpreting financial statements; key performance metrics; benchmarking and predictive cash flow management; and how strategic decisions drive the value of the firm. 

LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS is a one-day seminar specifically developed to help design and technical professionals become more comfortable dealing with financial management and accounting. This course helps attendees become better stewards of the company’s resources and better understand how to leverage resources and maximize profit.

Key Takeaways: 

  • What the fast-growth and high-profit firms do differently in terms of spending, organization, and operations
  • Strategic cash flow tips to accelerate collections and control disbursements
  • Using benchmarking data to guide firm-wide results
  • Understanding key performance metrics essential to your firm
  • Backlog, pipeline, and cash flow reporting methods
  • Understanding what drives firm value
  • The basics and benefits of open-book management
  • Key financial statements and what they demonstrate
  • Understanding the differences in cash and accrual accounting
  • Reading and interpreting an income statement and balance sheet 
  •  Proactive project financial management tips from timesheets to scope creep

Who Should Attend?
AEC professionals seeking to learn financial management best practices AND technical professionals with financial management responsibilities who want to gain a better understanding of the financial factors affecting design-industry firm performance. 

Continuing education credits!
Attendees of Learn the Language of Business earn 4.5 PDHs / 0.45 CEUs

Zweig Group seminars are eligible for Professional Development Hours credits and Continuing Education Units. All attendees receive a certificate of completion indicating the number of hours earned during each seminar. Zweig Group is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects.

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