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A Masterclass in Finance for non Financial Managers

1 Day Programme

Finance is an inescapable part of business, which is why it is so important for businesses of all shapes and sizes to understand how it works. This 1 day Masterclass in Finance for Non Financial Managers course is suitable for owners of SME's, Business Managers and anyone in Managerial positions who are required to deal with Budgets, Profit and Loss Statements, Cash Flow and other financial data as part of their role. The course is designed to break down technical financial jargon for managers who need to interpret financial documentation and understand how their day-to-day business decisions impact on their business.

Learning Objectives

  • Why is Finance so important?
  • Covering the Pricing of Products and Services, the Cost of Sale.
  • Nett and Gross Profit.
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Sales Forecast
  • Cash Flow Forecast
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Profit & Loss accounts
  • How to build and manage budget
  • Understand and assess the effects of business activity on company accounts and the balance sheet

Finance for non Financial Managers


Introduction and Course Overview

Your Role in Your Company Finances

What is Finance?

Getting to Know the Players

Record Keeping Terminology

• Accounting • GAAP • Bookkeeping

The Balance Sheet

• Balance Sheet Overview • Balance Sheet Terms • Assets and Liabilities • Fixed vs Current Assets • Liabilities and Equity

Profit and Loss (Income) Statement

• Service and Sales Income • Methods of Recording Transactions

Cash Flow Statement

• Format of a Cash Flow Statement • Credit Terms and Discounts

Analysing Financial Statements

• Ratio Analysis

Budget Basics

• Defining a Budget • Preparing a Budget • Types of Budget

The Human Aspect

Finance Jeopardy

Additional entry requirements

SUITABILITY - WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is targeted at any member of staff who are looking to gain a better understanding of Finance, for example Managing Budgets, Profit and Loss Statements, Cash Flow and other Financial data that forms part of their role.

Course info
Start Date: Mon 22nd July 2019
JULY 2019
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London, EC1N 2NQ, Liverpool, L1 1RH, Manchester, M1 3NJ, Leeds, LS1 5NS, Warrington, WA2 7FW


9:00am - 5:00pm, 9:30am - 4:30pm, 9:30am - 5:00pm


1 day


Full time


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by Denise - April 2015

The course trainer worked at a good pace and didn't move on until we all understood. All of the course gave a great understanding of the financial role of my job.

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