Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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Overview

The course covers:

  • Contents of accounts
  • The profit and loss account and balance sheet
  • Ratio analysis
  • Cash flow analysis
  • IFRS, IAS and the IASB
  • The time value of money
  • Project analysis
  • The cost of capital
  • Business valuation
  • Presenting financial information

Who should attend:

  • The course is ideal for those persons seeking a proper grounding in the fundamentals of finance and accounting, including:
  • Non-financial managers from backgrounds such as design, production, engineering, sales, marketing, legal, IT and HR
  • Entrepreneurs and consultants
  • Financial services managers seeking the basics of finance and accounting
  • Other non-financial specialists who wish to know more about finance and accounting

Course background

Finance for Non-Financial Managers is an intensive five-day course designed to provide non-financial managers and others with the knowledge and confidence required to comprehend and participate in financial decision-making and analysis.The course is in the style of a series of presentations interspersed with case study material. Delegates are required to carry out a fair amount of financial manipulation and are introduced to spreadsheets with a number of cases.

The case studies are designed to enable the delegate to take ownership of the knowledge offered by applying it to a case immediately after the relevant presentation. This is further reinforced by the completion of group cases towards the end of the course. The course is ideal for managers and others who are not financially trained, but who need to be familiar with the overall concepts and language used in corporate financial management, financial analysis, credit transactions and other corporate finance activities.

Delegates should have with them a simple calculator for use in financial analysis cases (a specialist financial calculator is not necessary). A portable computer with spreadsheet software is preferable for completing a number of cases. Whilst the course is not explicitly designed as a spreadsheet software training course delegates less familiar with spreadsheets should be able to develop their spreadsheet knowledge from the case study material offered in the course.

Delegates are encouraged to ask questions and develop their knowledge by enquiry. The presentation style is intensive, inclusive and informal. In the pre-course period delegates are expected to read from cover to cover a complete set of published statutory accounts.

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Why us


We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

  • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
  • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
  • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
  • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
  • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product