Unlock your financial literacy

In today’s dynamic business landscape, financial literacy is a cornerstone of successful business management and effective leadership. Financial Literacy for Effective Business Leadership has been created to empower working professionals like you with the financial acumen necessary to lead with confidence and competence.

This course is designed to equip participants with essential financial skills and knowledge to excel in leadership roles and facilitate organisational success. Please see as follows for an overview of what you will gain from this comprehensive program:

  1. Financial Accounting Refresher:
    • Dive into the core financial accounting process, refreshing your understanding of fundamental concepts.
    • Learn how to prepare and analyze financial statements, gaining insights into your organization’s financial health.
  2. Cashflow Planning and Budgeting:
    • Explore the critical role of cashflow planning and budgeting, especially vital during challenging inflationary periods.
    • Master the art of financial forecasting to ensure your company’s financial stability.
  3. Management Accounting Tools:
    • Delve into management accounting, uncovering essential tools such as Variable and Fixed Costing, Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) analysis, and Break-even points.
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Balanced Scorecards to enhance your decision-making process.
  4. Costing for Profitability and Competitiveness:
    • Construct tools that shed light on the significance of costing in setting prices that are both profitable and competitive.
    • Equip yourself with the ability to make data-driven pricing decisions.
  5. Introduction to ESG Measurements:
    • Stay ahead of the curve by exploring the evolving world of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) measurements.
    • Understand how these three dimensions are increasingly influencing consumer choices and business strategies.

Join us on this educational journey, armed with your questions, a thirst for knowledge, and a commitment to personal and professional growth. Together, we will navigate the complex terrain of financial literacy, ensuring you emerge as a more confident and effective business leader.

Course Objectives:

Our program aims to address the following key challenges:

  • Reinforce your grasp of financial accounting processes and financial statement analysis.
  • Equip you with indispensable management accounting tools to make informed decisions.
  • Familiarize you with ESG measurements to align your business with evolving societal expectations and values.

Course Highlights:

  • Review the accounting process to ensure a strong foundation.
  • Hands-on experience in preparing financial statements.
  • In-depth insights into effective cashflow management.
  • Mastery of key management accounting tools, including Variable/Fixed Costing, CVP analysis, and Break-even points.
  • Introduction to ESG measurements, a growing imperative in today’s business landscape.
  • A safe and supportive learning environment where questions and curiosity are encouraged.

Financial Literacy for Effective Business Leadership is designed to empower professionals from various backgrounds with essential financial skills and knowledge.

This program is ideal for:

    1. Business Managers and Executives
    2. Business Owners
    3. Financial Analysts
    4. Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
    5. Project Managers
    6. Marketing and Sales Professionals
    7. Human Resources Managers
    8. Nonprofit Organization Leaders
    9. Consultants and Advisors
    10. Start-up Founders
    11. Anyone aspiring to advance their career with strong financial acumen.

Course tuition for the Self Managed Leadership course includes:

  • All Course Materials and Certificate

Fee: $1,395.00 ($1,464.75 including GST)

Team Savings:

  • Save 10% per registrant with a group registration: 3 or more people from the same organization registering at the same time.
  • Seating is limited so register today! Please fill out the online registration form and select 10% group discount as the payment option.

*Discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer.


A full refund can be issued for written cancellations received a minimum of 21 days before the program start date. Cancellations received with less than 21 days’ notice will be refunded less a $200 administration fee.

Mr. Kimball Ketsa, MEd., CPA, CMA

Kimball Ketsa is a CPA and CMA with 26 years of diverse accounting experience in private industry, public practice (Deloitte), public trading companies, government and non-profit organizations. He has international experience as CFO for an American music label company, and has been mentoring entrepreneurs in Victoria’s vibrant technology sector for over five years. Kimball joined UVic in 2005 as a sessional instructor in accounting and finance. He is an assistant teaching professor with the Gustavson School of Business (2018), and has taught college/university courses in financial and managerial accounting, finance and financial management for 25 years. His expertise is bridging his practical experience and knowledge from the work industry into the classroom. This model has motivated student engagement in their learning outcomes.

Kimball recently obtained an MEd (2020) from Simon Fraser University. Teaching is his passion, and he finds constructing knowledge for students both dynamic and rewarding within our diverse cultural environment, where inclusive education is paramount.


Project Management Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Earning your PMI certification is a big step, maintaining it doesn’t have to be. Attendees to this program are entitled to 12 Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® upon completion. PMI, PMBOK and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)  Professional Development Hours (PDHs) 

Attendees to this program are entitled to 12 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) verified by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).