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Course details

  • Two-day course

  • Designed for non-financial managers

  • Course can be delivered in-company or virtually

  • Content can be adapted to accommodate specific messages: choose from our Standard, Tailored or Bespoke options

This two-day course will also help non-financial managers to gain a better understanding of the financial implications that other decisions within the company can have, good and bad.

De-mystify financial management for employees who are not in a financial role.

This course explains key concepts that will allow attendees to ascertain what they need to know from financial statements. The course achieves this by providing an understanding of the main financial reports your employees will see within their organisation and ways of interpreting them using basic key performance indicators.

Learners will discover how to financially appraise capital investments, enabling them to make and justify business decisions without the assistance of people who hold financial roles within the company.

Learners will gain:

  • Improved understanding of common financial concepts

  • Analytical skills to interpret key aspects of financial statements

  • Knowledge of the importance of control over ‘Working Capital’

  • Improved cost analysis and control

  • The confidence and ability to prepare budgets avoiding common pitfalls

  • The ability to ask the ‘right’ questions

Topics covered in this two-day course include:

  • The definitions of commonly used financial terms

  • The importance of financial reporting - understand statutory, management and
    third party requirements

  • Accounting concepts - profit, cash flow, depreciation and other key concepts

  • The financial statements - profit and loss account (Income Statement),
    balance sheet (Position Statement)

  • The impact of taxation

  • Working Capital - the importance of control over each component

  • Cost analysis - analyse costs using both presentation and relationship bases,
    including break-even

  • Capital Investment appraisal - apply common techniques and be able to

  • Budgeting - avoiding common errors in preparing budgets

  • Financial information - common ratios defined, basis of calculation and their

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