Financial Literacy

Haskayne Executive Education

Schedule: TBD

The detailed content schedule for the current program is in the program brochure

Program Delivery: Online

Commitment: 11.5 hours

Investment: $975

Before you can make effective financial decisions, you need to become proficient in navigating the key financial statements. In this one-day hands on workshop you will:

  • Learn through an interactive mentoring approach
  • Build a solid foundation and understanding of the language of finance
  • Practice concepts by analyzing financial statements from major industries to link to your new vocabulary
  • Learn about the major factors used in making investment decisions

You will benefit from this learning experience, if you are interested in exploring the following questions:

  • When, how and why are financial statement components recognized and valued?
  • How reliable are the numbers shown on financial statements?
  • How can I examine the relationships between items shown on financial statements through ratio analysis?
  • How can I use ratio analysis to compare the performance of companies?
  • What are the key factors that we need to consider when making investment decisions?

Upon completing this program, you will: 

  • Communicate more effectively with financial executives in your organization
  • Build financial vocabulary to better understand and interpret key financial statements
  • Sharpen skills in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of competitors by analyzing their financial statements
  • Navigate between strategy and operations using financial statements and ratios
  • Understand the decision criteria used when companies make investment decisions

Wayne Irvine FCPA, FCA, CFA

Senior Instructor in Accounting, Haskayne School of Business

Wayne teaches in the area of financial accounting, auditing and financial literacy at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level. He also teaches courses for the CPA Western School of Business. Previous to his academic career, Wayne developed an extensive financial background in the private sector working as a senior manager at PwC. In addition to his client responsibilities, he coordinated their in-house training programs. Wayne has authored case exams and is the co-author of one of the most widely used financial accounting textbooks in Canada.