Finance for Project Managers Introduction

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Price (ex vat): £600.00

    PrintDURATION: 2 days
    TIME: 09:00 to 16:30 GMT

    Prepare for a career in project management. This "Finance for Project Managers" course is designed specifically to prepare you for a role in project management. A perfect add on to any project management qualification.

    About Finance for Project Managers Introduction


    This two-day course fits in very well with any accredited project management qualification and has been developed after years of research and discussions with project managers. It’s a perfect bolt on for all project management qualifications including: PRINCE2, APM PFQ, APM PMQ and AgilePM for example.

    This course will provide you with a clear understanding of Finance in Project Management. It is designed to supplement any current Project Management qualification. This course will help future project managers understand the part they play in early estimating, budget setting and budget management throughout the project lifecycle. Project Financial Management is a process which brings together planning, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, internal control, auditing, procurement, payments and the physical performance of the project with the aim of managing project resources properly and achieving the project’s objectives.

    Who is it for?

    This course is suitable for those considering a new career in project management and have little or no financial management experience. The course content includes practical skills development and highly relevant practical exercises. The course will look at finance from the perspective of a project manager.

    Course Delivery Options

    Classroom or Live Online

    Aim & Objectives


    To have a greater understanding of Finance in a Project Management role.

    Course Objectives

    By the end of the course you will be able to:

    • Set budgets from a strategic, portfolio or programme perspective
    • Understand Internal project, cross charging and SLA’s
    • Understand commercial bids from customer and supplier perspective
    • Understand funding options
    • Evaluate financial elements of a business case
    • Employ estimating techniques
    • Understand key financial terms related to project management

    Course Content

    The course provides you with a clear understanding of the following aspects of Financial Management, and how these elements interact in Project Management.

    • Strategic annual budget setting
    • Portfolio budget setting
    • Programme budget setting
    • Internal projects and cross charging
    • Service level agreements
    • Commercial bids from the customers perspective

    Different types of contracts
    Working with procurement to produce tenders

    • Commercial bids from the supplier’s perspective

    Responding to a request for tender
    Managing the contract

    • Seeking external funding

    Charity sector
    Research and development

    • Finance element of the Business Case
    • Estimating techniques
    • Investment terms and discounted cash flow including how these are used for prioritising and selecting projects


    • The collating, tracking and reporting of the financials once the project goes live
    • The use of Earned Value analysis to improve visibility and accountability to the reporting schedule
    • The use of financial contingency and a change budget
    • Familiarization of key financial terms related to Project Management.

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