Finance for Non-Financial Managers

The Finance for Non-Financial Managers course demystifies financial information and breaks down the key financial documents into manageable sections. It looks at both financial and management accounting and gives the learner a greater understanding of how their decisions affect the business.

Who Is The Course Aimed At?

Managers and office professionals who want to gain an understanding of the main areas of business finance in order to improve their knowledge in meetings and decision making.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

On completion delegates will be able to:

  • Increase their confidence when participating in a financial environment
  • Understand key financial terminology
  • Calculate financial ratios and use them to interpret performance
  • Distinguish between the impact that revenue, capital and cash flow has on a business
  • Appreciate the importance of cost accounting
  • Identify and analyse variance in budgets and use them to make decisions
Course Content

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Course Content

  • Understanding what is contained in the financial statements -Profit and loss account, balance sheet and cash flow statement
  • Understanding working capital and the importance of it in a business
  • Capital expenditure vs. operating expenditure
  • Work through different depreciation calculations
  • Evaluating real business performance through ratios
  • Understanding different costing methods
  • Review the budgeting process
  • Conduct break-even calculations

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


Finance for Non-Financial Managers
DurationOne-day course
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateCourse dates on application.
PricePrice per delegate: £190+ VAT | Company Course: Price on Application

“Excellent course, very well presented. All questions answered very professionally. Very informative. 10/10” D Higham, TES 2000 Limited


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