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Advanced Finance for Non-Finance Managers

This course shows how to interpret key financial statements highlighting the questions and areas that matter.  It identifies warning signals that managers need to be aware of and shows how to understand key performance indicators to drive profitability.  The course will also cover the advanced elements of budgeting and forecasting as well as addressing key financial terms such as goodwill.  Delegates will learn how to appraise capital projects with confidence, allowing them to make the best decisions for their business.

This programme is for those who need to understand the financial implications of their day-to-day decisions to increase the profitability and performance of their business.  This course is suitable for managers who have attended the one day Finance for Non-Financial Managers course and are looking to develop their knowledge and skills.

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Learning Objectives

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand financial accounts and reports
  • Have the ability to use and understand financial concepts
  • Use analytical skills to interpret financial results using ratios
  • Have the ability to manage budgets more effectively


This course is suitable for managers who have a foundation level of financial knowledge and are looking to develop their knowledge and skills.

Course Content

  • Advanced funding of the business
  • EPS
  • Working capital management
  • Cash flow management
  • The P&L Account & Operational Gearing
  • Financial Gearing & Leverage – the effect of debt
  • Key financial ratios – understanding Return on Investment
  • Key financial terms – goodwill, accrued & deferred income
  • Advanced Budgeting and Forecasting techniques
  • Improving margins and sales in your business
  • Asset Valuation
  • Break even analysis
  • Capital Investment techniques – NPV, IRR and discounted cash flows
  • Introduction to risk analysis
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