Advanced Finance for Non-Financial Managers

The Advanced Finance for Non-Financial Managers course looks at financial awareness on a more strategic level. It gives key tips on identifying how figures are manipulated and how to assess real business performance.

Who is the course aimed at?

Business owners and managers who need to communicate with stakeholders, investors, funders and banks.

It is ideal for anyone who has a basic knowledge already and understands the terminology but needs more financial awareness.

Course Content

Advanced Finance for Non-Financial Managers

  • To be able to think about financial strategy as well as the numbers
  • Appraise and monitor business performance using the key ratios
  • Communicate at a more senior level with financial concepts
  • Detect and manage the way figures can be manipulated
  • Be able to draft a business plan
Career Opportunities

Day 1

  • What makes a strategic thinker in finance?
  • Analysing in depth the profit and loss account and balance sheet
  • Using key ratios for organisational performance
  • Internal and external financial and business analysis

Day 2

  • Implementing financial strategy
  • Ten steps to a successful business plan
  • More effective forecasting and budgeting
  • Communicating financially

Training method:

Participative, lively and draws on the presenter’s practical experience in businesses of all sizes/sectors. Delegates are encouraged to use their own experiences to keep the session relevant to their real needs.

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications


Advanced Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Duration2 days
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateContact us for dates. We can adapt this course to suit your requirements.
PriceAvailable on a company basis only.


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