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

There are no scheduled instances of this class for the remainder of the year. Check out our new course catalog this fall, or click below to explore onsite options.

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