HR Competencies

  • B​usiness Acumen
  • Critical Evaluation
  • HR Expertise


Human resources professionals and managers must have a basic understanding of their organization’s financial framework to speak the language of business, recommend initiatives that positively impact the organization’s financial results, and influence senior business leaders. In this half-day class, participants will see how business decisions and financial results impact each other. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the three key financial statements (the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flow) as well as financial ratio analysis.


  • ​Understand how organizations make money
  • Understand how money “flows” through an organization
  • Understand the key financial statements
  • Assess the financial health of an organization through ratio analysis
  • Develop financial acumen and critical thinking
  • Link capital investments to financial results

Designed For

Human resource professionals and managers who need to build financial literacy and understand the financial foundations for business decision-making.

This class can also be presented as an on-site program and can be customized to fit the needs of your organization.


Employers Council staff​


Course ID #ACCT111

Class Details

No offerings for the remainder of the year. Check our new course catalog coming out this fall.

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