Finance for Non Financial Managers Workshop

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  • 30-11-1999
Price (exc vat): £650.00
PrintDURATION: 2 days
TIME: 09:00 to 16:00 GMT

Our Finance for Non-Financial Managers course explains all the finance jargon. Don't stay in the dark when it comes to understanding financial reports - join us on this course and let our professional finance trainer explain everything.

About Finance for Non Financial Managers Workshop

Finance for Non Financial Managers

Managers are often asked to make decisions or manage budgets which will impact upon the financial performance of a business without having received adequate financial training.  This course is for non financial managers who require a sound understanding of finance, enabling them to participate confidently in financial discussions and decision making.  During this short course you will get an insight to both financial and management accounting principles, the interpretation of company accounts, cash flow management and budgeting.  In addition it covers the basis upon which financial cases can be built and judged and would benefit someone wanting to improve their confidence with financial terminology and the use of standard accounting reports.

If time permits we can interpret key components of your company’s accounts during the course. This exercise can be very enlightening.

Is this course for you?

If you are a non-financial manager e.g. sales, marketing, operating, distribution, administration, business managers, project managers, new budget holders and if your work involves an appreciation of finance, budgets, cashflow and accounting methods.

Course Includes

  • Lunch and Refreshments – let us know if you have any special dietary needs. [Excluding London]
  • Certificate on completion
  • Post course support

Aim & Objectives


  • To give delegates an introduction to the finance function and sufficient knowledge of accounting to enable them to contribute to financial decision making.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:
  • Understand fully all the major financial statements
  • Fully comprehend how financial statements illustrate business performance
  • Recognise the key elements within a balance sheet and a profit and loss account
  • Appreciate the vital impact of liquidity, cash flow and working capital
  • Analyse financial information to assess business performance
  • Identify the key elements in budgeting/forecasting, their importance and their impact
  • Distinguish between the different cost systems
  • Demonstrate break even analysis
  • Apply financial skills to project management to assess viability and potential

Course Content

Accounting law, governing legislation and legal entities
Accounting definitions – clearing out the jargon and de-mystifying financial accounts
The balance sheet, profit and loss account, cash flow and working capital in detail
Depreciation and amortisation
Capital and Revenue expenditure
The difference between profit and cash
Cash flow statements
Cash flow forecasts
Financial analysis techniques – working capital requirement, business performance
Accounting ratios and their application.  Critical performance measures: gearing, liquidity profitability
Investment decision making: Return on Capital Employed (ROCE), Internal Rate of Return (IIR), Net Present Values (NPV), Return on Investment (ROI)
Cost types and their behaviour
Fixed and Variable costs
Break even and variance analysis
The whole budgeting process

The causes of corporate decline

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