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OD: Interpreting Financial Ratios

Recorded: Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 1:00 ET


For three decades the Financial Analysis in Higher Education series (ratio analysis) has set the standard for analyzing financial information. With the recent release of the seventh edition in the series, it’s time for a refresher course. There are numerous ratios that can be meaningful for colleges and universities. This program will explain the origin of certain ratios, review formulas and uses, and demystify interpretation.

This webcast is the first in a series that will be led by the authors of *Strategic Financial Analysis for Higher Education: Identifying, Measuring & Reporting Financial Risks (7th Edition). The other webcasts in the series are listed below and available for viewing:
*Strategic Financial Analysis in Higher Education, 7th Edition - this publication is a vital resource for every business office and will add to your webcast experience. 

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the origin and contextual use of certain ratios
  • Explore the variety of ratios that you may be unaware of
  • Review formulas and avoid calculation mishaps
  • Become comfortable with interpreting what ratios mean

Who Should Participate?

  • AVPs of finance and administration
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Directors of Finance
  • Business office staff

Meet the Presenters:

  • Ronald E. Salluzzo, Author and President, State and Local Government Education, ATTAIN
  • Susan Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Prager Sealy & Co., LLC
  • Lou Mezzina, Partner, National Industry Director Higher Education, KPMG LLP
  • Phil Tahey, Independent Consultant and Author

NACUBO will add future webcasts to this series throughout 2011. Future webcasts will include other authors of Strategic Financial Analysis in Higher Education and institutional presenters.

Course Information:

  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Length: 110 minutes
  • Prerequisites: none


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Non-Member Site Fee: $49.00


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