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Finance for Non-Financial Managers    

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Full-Day Course | £289 + VAT

Finance impacts almost every decision made across your organisation and for managers, it is crucial to understand how and why.  This comprehensive full-day course is designed to help all non-financial managers appreciate the key concepts of finance and how they can use this understanding to not only improve their own performance but the business as a whole.

Course Dates

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21 November 2017 - Full Day -London - 46 New Broad Street
23 November 2017 - Full Day -Birmingham - Colmore Gate

Course Overview

For managers without a financial background, understanding finance can be a real challenge.  Despite this, you will regularly be faced with situations where this knowledge is taken for granted. In order for you to handle these situations with the confidence needed to make effective and informed business decisions, it is absolutely crucial that you can understand and apply the key concepts of finance.

This full-day course will demystify the subject of finance and leave you with a clear understanding of the most common financial terminology used in business – enabling you to communicate with your colleagues and business contacts more effectively.  You will also gain the crucial skill of being able to read and interpret the financial information and reports that you are regularly presented with.  Ultimately, this new found appreciation of finance and what it means to your business, will allow you to be more successful and influential in your managerial role.

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What areas will be covered?

Finance for Non-Financial Managers will cover the following areas:

  • The basic principles of finance
  • Understanding and using financial statements
  • Meeting the information needs of shareholders, directors and managers, and creditors
  • Understanding the relationships between the various values in the financial statements
  • Understanding what the financial statements don’t tell you
  • Recognising the difference between profit and cash flow
  • Managing and improving cash flow
  • Identifying the key cash flow drivers
  • How an organisation adds value
  • Managing and improving profit
  • Understanding the behaviour of costs
  • Applying breakeven analysis
  • Strategies to improve margins and contributions
  • Increasing shareholder value
  • Understanding the relationship between risk and return
  • Using non-financial key performance indicators
  • How to combine financial and non-financial measures to achieve success
  • The non-financial manager’s role in developing financial strategy and setting budgets

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Who should attend?

The course is ideal for anyone in a non-financial managerial role seeking a solid understanding of the key concepts of finance and how they can be applied to their everyday work.

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Extra Benefits:

  • A Seminar Pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A Certificate of Attendance

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Course Time:

09:30 - 17:00

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Course Presenter:

Paul Lower:
Paul is a finance trainer with 25 years sharp end board level experience in world class international companies. For more than 30 years he has trained business managers to help them understand the key financial principles and apply them to improve their business decision making and bottom line results.

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Course Cost:

The price to attend this full day course is £289 per person and is exclusive of VAT and includes the course material, tea/coffee on arrival, mid-morning tea/coffee and mid-afternoon tea/coffee.

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