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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Full-day course  |  6 CPD hours

£ 329 +VAT per person

£329 +VAT
per person

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Full-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £329 +VAT per person

Course overview

For managers without a financial background, understanding finance can be a real challenge. Despite this, you will regularly be faced with situations where this knowledge is taken for granted.

This comprehensive full-day course is designed to help all non-financial managers appreciate the key concepts of finance and how you can use this understanding to not only improve your own performance but the business as a whole. It will demystify the subject of finance and leave you with a clear understanding of the most common financial terminology used in business – enabling you to communicate with your colleagues and business contacts more effectively.

You will also gain the crucial skill of being able to read and interpret the financial information and reports that you are regularly presented with. Ultimately, this new found appreciation of finance and what it means to your business, will allow you to be more successful and influential in your managerial role.

What will you learn?

  • How to understand and interpret your organisation’s financial statements
  • How to identify and make use of the financial information most relevant to your job role
  • The language and terminology to use when communicating with colleagues in financial roles
  • The difference between profit and cash flow and how you can manage and improve them both
  • The role you can play in setting budgets and developing your organisation's financial strategy
  • How to meet the needs of your shareholders, directors, managers and creditors

Course content

  • The basic principles of finance
  • Understanding and using financial statements
  • Meeting the information needs of shareholders, directors and managers, and creditors
  • Understanding the relationships between the various values in the financial statements
  • Understanding what the financial statements don’t tell you
  • Recognising the difference between profit and cash flow
  • Managing and improving cash flow
  • Identifying the key cash flow drivers
  • How an organisation adds value
  • Managing and improving profit
  • Understanding the behaviour of costs
  • Applying breakeven analysis
  • Strategies to improve margins and contributions
  • Increasing shareholder value
  • Understanding the relationship between risk and return
  • Using non-financial key performance indicators
  • How to combine financial and non-financial measures to achieve success
  • The non-financial manager’s role in developing financial strategy and setting budget

Who should attend?

The course is ideal for anyone in a non-financial managerial role seeking a solid understanding of the key concepts of finance and how they can be applied to their everyday work.

Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided

Course presenters

  • David Joel

    David is a Chartered Director and has been facilitating, delivering and mentoring at senior management and director level for the last ten years in both the public and private sectors. He has also provided training and consultancy services to the Institute of Directors for 11 years and has broad practical experience of business change management and in mergers and acquisition.

  • Paul Lower

    Paul is a finance trainer with 25 years sharp end board level experience in world class international companies. For more than 30 years he has trained business managers to help them understand the key financial principles and apply them to improve their business decision making and bottom line results.

    Paul has solid business experience as a CFO and Finance Director, and hands-on experience building great companies and improving profit and shareholder value. He uses his experience to bring his financial training courses to life with real business insights and relevant case studies and exercises.

Course dates

Online course dates

  • 20 & 21 October 2021 | 9:30am-12:30pm Book
  • 5 & 6 April 2022 | 2:00pm-5:00pm Book