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An Introduction to Finance and Accounting for Contractors

Tue, February 20, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This course is designed for employees beginning their management careers and those considering a transition into managerial responsibilities. We will begin with the basics of accounting before exploring examples of banking, budgeting, and forecasting. By the end of this 8-hour course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of accounting, including: Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, Accounts needed for banking, Tax review with a CPA.
  • Reproduce the steps involved in construction business planning,
  • Explain the function of budgeting and forecasting in a construction business,
  • Summarize the financial considerations for operating a construction business. 

Part 2 of this course is February 22 from 3-7 pm.

This is one of a series of courses presented through a Colorado Skill Advance Grant submitted by the NoCo Construction Partnership, City of Fort Collins and City of Loveland. All courses will be taught by an experienced instructor through Live Remote – so you can attend in the comfort of your home or office.

John Benjamin

Front Range Community College

John Benjamin has delivered training to a variety of companies and organizations in finance, project management, operations, successful leadership, crucial data decision making, critical thinking and problem solving. In addition to professor, trainer and international business coach – John spent several years as a project manager for both Woodward and GE, where John’s projects ranged from small hydropower plants to large gas turbine power plants. John has 30 years of experience leading teams as a project manager, sales manager, Global Product Manager, International General Manager, International Field Engineer and US Navy Nuclear Submariner.



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