Accounting Basics & Best Practices for General Counsel & In-House Lawyers

Improve your accounting skills and get a deeper understanding of SEC regulations, deferred revenue, Sarbanes Oxley, and other important concepts.
Financial Management / Accounting Fundamentals

GC Accounting Basics Execsense

Format 50 Minute Lesson
Chapters 8
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience General Counsel
Includes Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Chris Benjamin (CFO – Rogue CFO), examine how essential accounting concepts are crucial to presenting an efficient and competent case on behalf of your client. Underestimating the importance of your number-crunching abilities will set you back as an attorney. Are you prepared to represent and protect your client’s wealth?

Learn how argue with numbers, and remind yourself of your obligations to your client. Confront accounting issues that will aid your cases regarding acquisitions, taxes, leases, pensions, profits, bankruptcy, and more.

In this 50-minute session, you will learn:

  • Everything you need to know about accounting standards of GAAP, IFRS, deferred revenue, and Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as your legal and ethical duties as an attorney regarding finance and accounting
  • The most important ethical, practical, strategic, and financial considerations for attorneys practicing in corporate, commercial, or tax law
  • How to analyze and interpret accounting statements, as well as understanding accounting implications as they relate to legal matters at your company
  • Tips and techniques for developing the best analytical skills, methodologies and accounting principles as they relate to General Counsel
  • Success stories of legal professionals who will demonstrate standard-setting ethics in financial reporting for legal cases

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ExecSense Speaker

Chris Benjamin
CFO, Rogue CFO
Financial Management

ExecSense_Chris Benjamin

Chris Benjamin brings 18 years of experience from over 100 entrepreneurial and growth stage companies. He provides support and expertise to both privately held companies seeking to rapidly expand, and companies who are on track to go public or are already trading.

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Industry veteran Chris Benjamin has spent the last decade working exclusively with growth stage companies as an outsourced CFO. Realizing there was a need for C-level talent in early stage companies who might not necessarily need a full time CFO, Chris left the public company corporate world and began his own entrepreneurial venture focusing on providing the CFO level of service on a part-time basis.

Having worked in multiple industries at different stages, Chris is able to bring a diverse skill set from general accounting, budgeting, forecasting, pricing models to Securities & Exchange Commission filings and facilitating audits.

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