Color Accounting: Accounting Comes Alive for Non-Accountants

Accounting, Finance and Business Comes Alive with this introductory language-focused course for managers who want to get into the financial conversation with sharper business acumen.

Learning Objectives
  • Use the Color Accounting BaSIS Framework as a communication and decision-making tool
  • Make sense of accounting jargon
  • Communicate more clearly and confidently on key financial issues with both finance and non-finance professionals
  • Read balance sheets and income statements
  • Analyze a business using its financial reports and business performance metrics
  • Improve a business’s cash flow
  • See business in a new holistic light that shifts the context for your decision-making
  • Navigate the differences between for-profit and non-profit accounting and reporting

Major Topics
  • A highly experiential workshop experience focusing on the accounting language and developing a one-page holistic model of accounting that can be used as a reference tool:
  • Learning context and the balance sheet
  • Deducing the income statement
  • Mechanics of accounting
  • Application of concepts

Who Should Attend

Non-accountants who need to understand and use financial information with the intention of better decision making and improved business outcomes

Fields of Study


This workshop is intended for non-accountants

Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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