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Book Self - Study CPE: Financial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

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Financial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean


Book Self - Study CPE

CPE Credit: 10

Course Level: Introductory

Prerequisite: None

Registration: Through September 30, 2021.

Earn 10 AACI CPE credit by passing an Online exam after reading the “Financial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean” 


Financial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

Companies expect managers to use financial data to allocate resources and run their departments. But many managers can't read a balance sheet, wouldn't recognize a liquidity ratio, and don't know how to calculate return on investment. Worse, they don't have any idea where the numbers come from or how reliable they really are. In Financial Intelligence, Karen Berman and Joe Knight teach the basics of finance--but with a twist. Financial reporting, they argue, is as much art as science. Because nobody can quantify everything, accountants always rely on estimates, assumptions, and judgment calls. 

Inc. magazine calls it one of “the best, clearest guides to the numbers” on the market. Readers agree, saying it’s exactly “what I need to know” and calling it a “must-read” for decision makers without expertise in finance.

Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers—helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter.

The AACI is not associated with any of the book authors or publisher. The AACI does not sell the book. You are expected to buy it from any bookstore such as Amazon. 

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 2 Rev Exp edition (February 19, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1422144119

ISBN-13: 978-1422144114


Hardcover: 288 pages

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (January 12, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1591397642

ISBN-13: 978-1591397649

Online CPE Exam 

Exam Attributes

  • Number of questions: 20
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice and true/false
  • Has a time limit of: 00:45:00
  • Number of attempts allowed: 2
  • Must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later.
  • Questions displayed per page: 1
  • Will not allow you to go back and change your answers.
  • Will not let you finish with any questions unattempted.
  • Has a pass mark of: 70%
  • Language: English

Sitting For The Online Exam

  • Within one week of the Online exam window (availability), you receive the exam designated link. Click it to reach the Online exam
  • If you are a member of The AACI, your password is your unique member ID. A non-member will receive her/his unique password via email.
  • The test availability (must be completed within the designated period of the event)
  • Have an Internet connection, log in, and have fun.
  • ALL the well-known browsers work fine.
  • Desktop, laptop, tablet (i.e iPad) or smart phone (i.e. iPhone).
  • When you PASS it, download your certificate of achievement.
  • When you finish it, have immediate feedback for each incorrect answer.

Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must sit and complete the exam during its availability of this event. You may only claim CPE credit for this exam during one calendar year once. 

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