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Course Title
Mastering Financials with Personal CPA Analysis


Effective budgeting and forecasting will drive your business growth, increase your sales, control expenses and improve cash flow. Learn to use these key tools for business success in a group session, plus one-on-one personal attention from Dan Gotte, a CPA and expert in small business accounting and analysis.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate their business finances in relation to a budget
  • understand the financial information needed to develop financial statements
  • develop a cash flow projection worksheet
  • understand the forecasting process
  • provide your business with the necessary financial building blocks to help you succeed
  • utilize proper budgeting and forecasting techniques
  • manage their business by identifying where they are and where they are going


1. Elements of sound budgeting

  • Creating a budget
  • Sources of acquiring budget information
  • How a budget relates to financial statements

2. Why Financial Statements are Needed

  • What financial statements can tell you
  • How business owners use them
  • How others use them

3. Building a Cash Flow Projection Worksheet

  • The use of historical data
  • Linking the balance sheet and income statement
  • Incorporating the business plan

4. Using the Cash Flow Projection Worksheet to Manage my Business

  • Monitoring revenues and expenses
  • Comparing estimated numbers to actual numbers
  • How to resolve common issues using examples

5. Private consulting sessions will:

  • Provide an improved understanding of your numbers
  • Sound guidance as you execute what you have learned
  • Assistance in developing a roadmap to assist in increasing your profitability



Method of Instruction



  • Exam:  No
  • Demonstration of Skills: Yes
  • Class participation: Yes