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CERTIFICATE Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial Managers


with U Got Class LERN

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2021 , runs for 12 weeks

This class is distinctly online.

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. First, get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.   Then find out what you need to know about cash.  Cash is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed.  An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence.  Learn to use financial information in decision-making.

This includes three classes which may be taken individually or grouped as a certificate:

          Account & Finance for Non-Financial Managers -  $195

          Cash is King - $195

          Financial Analysis & Planning - $195

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Estate Planning


with Kathryn Bedell Esq

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Overview of basic estate planning, including Wills, Powers of Attourney, and Health Care Directives. Kathryn Bedell is a law partner at Ballou & Bedell in York and has been practicing for 30 years.   



Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts-Are They Right for You?


with Kathryn Bedell Esq

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how revocable trusts can help avoid probate and protect your privacy, and how irrevocable trusts can protect your assets from nursing home or Maine Care (Medicaid) liens. Discussion will include other strategies to safeguard assets from life events such as busness failure or divorce of adult children. (taking Estate Planning before this class is highly recommended).



Mystery Shopping


with Sandra Thompson

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 7, 2021 at 6 pm

Do you enjoy shopping, eating out, and exploring new places?  Are you interested in making money while patronizing local establishments?  Become a Mystery Shopper and get paid for shopping in your spare time!!  With as little as a few hours a month, you can earn money by shopping everything from fine dining and movie theaters, to fast food restaurants, gas stations, retail stores, and more.  This course will arm you with the basics as a Mystery Shopper, including how to find reputable agencies and manage submissions, as well as provide you with a variety of trips and tricks to help you become a successful (and lucrative) Mystery Shopper.



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