Accounting 101: How HR Professionals Affect the Bottom Line

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
At the conclusion of this session, you will understand the income statement and balance sheet, and how you affect your company’s bottom line.
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In this HR-friendly introduction to accounting and finance, you will learn about basic financial statements and how your decisions affect your organization’s financial performance. This session will also cover accounting fundamentals, including revenue and expense recognition, and how your actions affect the bottom line. You will also understand revenue and expense recognition, as well as the current literature regarding the cost to hire and cost of turnover.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Lawrence G. Singleton

Lawrence G.

Dr. Singleton comes to Marist College from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has held many leadership positions at GW and most recently served as associate dean, where he was responsible for all aspects of School of Business undergraduate programs. 

Singleton has held numerous academic and professional positions throughout his career. He has served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Accounting Association, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Human Resource Certification Institute, and as a member of its Executive and HR Committees. He worked in the audit and National SEC Practice groups of Ernst & Young LLP’s Washington office and was a visiting professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France and Peking University in China. He has also served as a consultant to many of the world’s leading companies and organizations, including Cisco Systems, Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company, NASDAQ, National Investor Relations Institute, National Geographic Society, Public Relations Society of America, Raytheon, Roche, Siemens Corporation, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and The World Bank.

Singleton is a recipient of the George Washington Award, the university’s highest, in recognition of exceptional contributions. He has received numerous teaching awards and was recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management on numerous occasions as one of its Annual Conference Top Ten Speakers.

Singleton is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, the American Accounting Association, the National Investor Relations Institute, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Singleton received Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in accounting from Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant



Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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