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Finance for Non-Finance Managers


Managers who need to gain a better understanding of the financial implications of their day to day decisions. This training course is designed for management level delegates who do not have a financial background but need a better understanding of business and/or organisational finance matters.

Do you have a management role but limited awareness of the financial implications of what happens in the company?

If you are familiar with the financial aspects of your day-to-day business, you will be far more effective in your job, and by attending this course, you will obtain the necessary understanding.

You will appreciate the likely financial effects of proposed changes or variable levels of performance, enhancing your decision making and simplifying the roles of other management functions.

You will learn technical terms and what they mean, as well as gaining a practical insight into how financial principles apply to business.

The result ? You will add a new and essential dimension to your decision making.

Maximum class size for Accounts and Finance courses is 8 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 10 delegates.

If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments and a free buffet lunch will be provided, but please note that, as a training company who relies on caterers, we are unable to reliably provide for differing dietary requirements, so if you are in any doubt then please bring your own.     


Learning Objectives

Take the fear out of finance and give yourself the confidence to understand financial matters as they relate to your business. This very practical course is specifically designed for people with little or no existing financial knowledge, and the content you learn will have immediate relevance to your business.

You will learn many techniques that should enhance the smooth running and profitability of your business.



Course Content

MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
MODULE 2:  Your Role in Your Company Finances
MODULE 3:  What is Finance?
MODULE 4:  Getting to Know the Players
MODULE 5:  Record Keeping Terminology
Topics covered:
  • Accounting
  • GAAP
  • Bookkeeping
MODULE 6:  The Balance Sheet
Topics covered:
  • Balance Sheet Overview
  • Balance Sheet Terms
  • Assets and Liabilities
  • Fixed vs Current Assets
  • Liabilities and Equity
MODULE 7:  Profit and Loss (Income) Statement
Topics covered:
  • Service and Sales Income
  • Methods of Recording Transactions
MODULE 8:  Cash Flow Statement
Topics covered:
  • Format of a Cash Flow Statement
  • Credit Terms and Discounts
MODULE 9:  Analysing Financial Statements
Topics covered:
  • Ratio Analysis
MODULE 10:  Budget Basics
Topics covered:
  • Defining a Budget
  • Preparing a Budget
  • Types of Budget
MODULE 11:  The Human Aspect
MODULE 12:  Finance Jeopardy
MODULE 13:  Workshop Wrap-Up

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