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Livestream: Balance Sheet Management: The Least Understood Risk?

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 1:00pm 4:30pm
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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.

Program Content and Topics Discussed:
•Understanding and analyzing your balance sheet today and in the future.
•Deliberately plan the structure of your balance sheet!
•Intentionally managing your balance sheet to reduce risk.
•Understand your cost of capital.
•Interpret your cost of capital.
•Properly balance debt and equity versus other funding sources.
•Know the balance sheet pitfalls and risks to avoid.


Category Amount
General 4.00

Course Materials

Links to the e-materials will be listed with your course registration in your account on the MSCPA website seven calendar days before the course. You will receive an e-mail when the materials are available.


Don Minges

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