Accounting Fundamentals for Lenders

This course helps you understand the flow of accounting, including identifying economic events and how they are reported in financial statements. The course will also demonstrate how the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Reconciliation of Net Worth, and Cash Flow Statement are developed and connected to each other. Since the instructor is a banker, the approach to the credit analysis process will be from a banker’s perspective. Case studies will be used to reinforce concepts presented.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented by Jeffery Johnson
$299.00 or 1 Token

Includes: Live Access, 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • Commercial/Business Lending
  • Lending
  • Branch Manager
  • Commercial Lender
  • Consumer Lender/Retail Banker
  • Credit Analyst
  • Loan Closer
  • Loan Operations Manager/Specialist
  • Senior Management
  • Training Manager
  • Trainer

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A banker’s understanding of accounting fundamentals is essential to the application of sound financial statement and credit analysis. Accounting is the language employed to communicate financial information. It is the process of identifying and measuring economic events, then classifying, recording, and summarizing the measurements and reporting the information to permit judgments and decisions by the users. Bankers rely on this accountant-prepared information to make such decisions.

What You'll Learn

  • The Influential Organizations Related to the Accounting Industry
  • Underlying Assumptions Used by Accountants
  • Rules of Debits and Credits
  • Construction of the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Reconciliation of Net Worth, and the Statement of Cash Flow
  • The Relationship Between the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet to Gain a Better Understanding of the Logic in Calculating Credit Ratios and Cash Flow
  • Difference Between Accrual and Cash Basis Accounting

Who Should Attend

Commercial Lenders, Consumer Lenders, Branch Managers, Credit Analysts, Loan Review Officers, Credit Officers and Directors requiring a better understanding of financial statements.

Jeffery Johnson

Instructor Bio

Jeffery W. Johnson started his career with SunTrust Bank in Atlanta as a Management Trainee and progressed to Vice President and Senior Lender of SouthTrust Bank and Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Division Manager for Citizens Trust Bank of Atlanta.

Most of his career has been spent in Credit Administration, Lending, Business Development, Loan Review, Management and Training & Development. He has managed loan portfolios representing a cross section of loan types including: Large Corporate, High Net Worth Individual, Middle Market Companies, Small Business, Real Estate and Non-Profit Organizations.

Mr. Johnson is now a training professional in the financial industry by leading various seminars covering important topics relating to issues in financial institutions. He teaches actively for fifteen state banking associations in the United States, Risk Management Association (RMA) and individual financial institutions nationwide. He co-authored a training course entitled "Lending to Service and Other Professional Organizations" for RMA in 2001.

Mr. Johnson earned a B.A. Degree in Accounting from Morehouse College in Atlanta; a MBA in Finance from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio; Banking diploma from Prochnow School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and a Graduate Certificate in Bank Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.