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Financial Statements 101
Oct 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The overall goal of the class is to introduce participants to the basics of financial statements; in short, to become friends with your financials. Geared toward new start-ups and business owners needing a refresher, this class is designed for those with little or no financial background. This course covers the fundamentals of financial statements with the newcomer in mind. It also guides participants to learn how to read financial statements properly, and how to grab meaningful information from the balance sheet, income statements and cash flow statements. We strive to explain all accounting concepts in non- jargon, everyday language, using real-life examples wherever possible.
When you leave the seminar, we want you to no longer “fear your financials”.
*We will hold this class if four or more people are registered for the class.
About the Instructors:
After working in Pittsburgh, PA for over 35 years, Ms. Towns retired from a career with Bank of New York Mellon in fall of 2014. She resides in Keene, NH with her husband, Duane.
Ms. Towns has been in banking and small business consulting for over 30 years. She has developed her expertise by serving as a product manager for BNY Mellon Treasury Services in a variety of consulting and cash management areas for 10 years prior to joining the Implementations group. Ms. Towns has also served small businesses in Pittsburgh as a financial consultant providing all levels of service from bookkeeping to controller.
Her passion in retirement is to continue to help small businesses with office management and bookkeeping. She provides her clients assistance with creating books and records, ongoing bookkeeping including payroll, tax payments as well as creating and analyzing Financial Statements. She participates in Hannah Grimes start up classes as a guest speaker to discuss financial records best practices and creation of financial books and records for a startup entity.
After working in Pittsburgh, PA for over 30 years, Mr. Towns retired to Keene, New Hampshire in December 2012. He has experience in finance, specializing in accounting and taxation. Before joining C.S. McKee L.P. Investment Managers in 2000, he held positions in public accounting, bank financial management and private industry. As Chief Financial Officer of C. S. McKee, Mr. Towns was responsible for Treasury Management, Employee Benefits, Payroll Administration, Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Risk Management. He also was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Towns continues to be active in the education community, having been on the part-time faculty of several colleges and universities where he taught Accounting, Taxation, and Auditing at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Currently, he teaches Accounting at Plymouth State University. He is on the Board of Directors of The Community Kitchen.