Introduction to Financial Management: Part 1

Scott Kurkian Chief Financial Officer, PPA

You’re an artist, you’re a photographer…but you’re still running a business. And if you can’t manage your money, you won’t be a business very long.

In the first part of this two-part video series, Scott Kurkian, CFO forPPA, walks you through what you need to know to be a great businessperson, notjust a great photographer. Some of the topics he discusses include:

  • What managerial accounting is and how it helps your business. If you thought it was the same as tax preparation, then you’ve already learned something!
  • Areas you need to be able to knowledgeably discuss with your accountant. Have you talked about product pricing, overhead costs and cost of sales? After this class, you’ll know how.
  • The Four Elements of Managerial Accounting – Scott not only educates you on these; he shows you actual examples that will help you as a businessperson.

Even if you think you know what you’re doing, this class is sure to fine-tune your accounting knowledge. And, for those of you who hear the infamous “Wah wah wah wah wah” (aka, the Charlie Brown teacher voice) whenever the subject of accounting comes up – go ahead and watch it TODAY!

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Scott Kurkian Bio

Scott Kurkian, CAE, has been the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Professional Photographers of America for the past 23 years and has contributed towards PPA's financial success, leading to the development of many new benefits and programs for its members. Scott has also worked in a consulting role with many photography businesses to help them understand the financial aspects of managing a small business and how to use financial analysis to improve profitability.