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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

The aim of this one-day course is to provide managers with an explanation of the financial reports and tools commonly used in business. Delegates will gain awareness and a basic understanding of the way finance affects their business objectives.


Course Overview
This course is designed for busy managers and those professionals who are responsible for financial matters without necessarily having a job title or qualifications to match and suits managers who need to know more about finance to improve their planning, costing and budgeting skills.

Course content

  • Understanding the need for financial reports
  • An explanation of the month end and year end activities
    Accruals and prepayments.
  • Explanation of the differences between Statutory Accounts and Management Accounts.
  • Understanding the Financial Reports
    Profit and Loss, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Statement
  • Explanation of the Key Financial Ratios
    Profitability, Return on Capital Employed, Working Capital, Current Ratios, Debtors Ratio
  • Finance in the Business
    The business cycle, Planning, Target setting, Measurements, Action to correct problems
  • A brief look at legal requirements.
  • Budgeting, Costing & Planning
    The purpose of plans.
    Planning a budget, Monitoring and controlling a budget,
    Plans against actuals, Variance analysis.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Course Venue: London EC2

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