Finance For Non-Financial Managers Training Course

Who is this course for?

As its name would suggest, the course content has been designed specifically for people working in non-financial roles. This course is not strictly for managers; any employee whose role involves any type of financial responsibility or input into financial processes/reviews would benefit from understanding the key financial concepts covered in this course. This course can be adapted to suit all levels, roles and needs

Course Overview

This course is designed to instil a greater financial awareness in participants within the context of their roles within your business. Finance isn’t just for Accountants. Everyone across every organisation has a role to play in managing and improving the finances, ranging from dealing with orders and invoices, through to budgetary responsibility, managing projects and strategic planning. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the key areas of finance that they can influence in their roles and have the practical tools and techniques at their fingertips to enable them to really make a difference.

The learning methodologies used are heavily weighted on practical exercises and simulations and light on theory. Participants will create action plans to support application of practical tools and techniques into their roles, enabling them to really make a difference.

Course Content

This course can be tailored to your needs, to cover some or all of the following areas to suit the specific requirements of your business and its employees. We can also incorporate other aspects of finance not mentioned below – please contact us to discuss your requirements.

  • The content, terminology and structure of the key financial statements: Profit & Loss/Income & Expenditure Account, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.
  • A highly interactive business simulation to demonstrate the impact of day to day decisions, actions and transactions on the business finances.
  • How does it work within your own organisation? Application of accounting concepts to your own business to really understand what it means to you.
  • Analysing and understanding financial information using ratios and considering how the results can be improved.
  • Business cases: what important elements should be considered when contemplating large expenditure?
  • Techniques for financially evaluating capital expenditures/projects
  • Creating an effective budget: the importance of good budgeting, techniques, pros/cons of each and how to identify the relevant costs for a budget
  • Managing a budget successfully: what should a budget holder do?
  • Techniques for managing costs
  • Variance analysis, action planning, forecasting
  • The implications of discounting on your margins.

What Financial Training Could Your Team Benefit From?

Download our free Financial Learning Needs Analysis and share it with your team to determine what training they might benefit from – simply fill out the form and download the document.

Use of real life internal examples was very helpful. Will make loan decisions easier.
Key Account ExecutiveGreene King


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