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Have you ever seen a Financial Statement of a company and left wondering what is it all about?

For professionals who don’t come from an accounting or finance background, it can be quite overwhelming as such.

Financial literacy is absolutely essential for entrepreneurs and business founders. Most entrepreneurs are aware of this, but as a survey by Intuit Canada shows, there is a big gap between what entrepreneurs should know about finance and what they really know.

Millennials are the best educated generation ever. Most young people these days have a college degree; many have a Masters in their chosen field, some have an MBA and a few even have PhDs.

An average Millennial by the time he or she is 32, will have been in at least four different jobs.

Noticed those smartly dressed men and women on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business? They are financial analysts, and among the best paid professionals in the industry. So you want to become a financial analyst too? Great! Here’s what you can expect.

Let’s say you’re an IT professional or a mechanical engineer. Do you really need to pick up finance skills?

Yes, you do.

Just because you’re a non-finance professional is no excuse for you not to learn finance.

There’s a lot of talk about skills vs. degrees or skills vs. certifications. Frankly, that’s a bit of a false choice.

You need a graduate degree at least to be considered for any role in the banking, consulting, financial services