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Balance Sheet Management: The Least Understood Risk

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Finance - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Don Minges
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's Profile

Don Minges Related seminars and products: 7


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 27, 2020 - 09:00a to 12:38p PDT
Tue, Aug 04, 2020 - 06:00a to 09:38a PDT
Wed, Aug 26, 2020 - 05:00a to 08:38a PDT
Wed, Sep 02, 2020 - 06:00a to 09:38a PDT
Fri, Sep 25, 2020 - 05:00a to 08:38a PDT
Thu, Oct 01, 2020 - 07:00a to 10:38a PDT
Mon, Oct 26, 2020 - 09:00a to 12:38p PDT
Mon, Nov 02, 2020 - 08:00a to 11:38a PST
Fri, Nov 20, 2020 - 08:00a to 11:38a PST
Tue, Dec 01, 2020 - 08:00a to 11:38a PST
Wed, Dec 23, 2020 - 07:00a to 10:38a PST

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 03/12/2019
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.
Date Added to Catalog 10/26/2018

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 150


Jennifer G

"Beneficial class overall!"

Eric S

"John Daly is good moderator. He has good insight."

Daniel L

"Excellent all around! Great job."

Gail F

"Two very knowledgeable men."

Julie P

"Would like more courses on family offices"

Joseph G - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

"John Daly added a lot to the presentation and should be commended as well."

Ann B

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Jordan W

"Enjoyed the interaction between the two instructors. Thought it was very informative to talk through the material with various examples. "

Sarah B

"Really enjoyed the speakers and presentation"

Kerry D

"I really like the two presenters. They worked well as a team. I liked the fact they didn't always agree. What I mean is they sometime had different perspective that meshed well together. I loved it"

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