Finance for Non-Financial Managers Course Objectives

  • To provide a clear insight into the fundament of finance and explain procedures.
  • To provide an understanding of financial reports such as Profit and Loss and Balance Sheets.
  • To show how to read into key financial reports defining the issues and areas that matter.
  • To spot warning signals and understand key performance benchmarks to drive revenue and margins.
  • To appraise capital spending.

Course Format 

Tutor led two-day course led by a qualified financial professional.

Course Content 

  • The profit and loss account (income statement) and the balance sheet
  • How to stop abuses of established accounting policy.
  • The use of creative accounting methods
  • Key financial ratios
  • Ratio analysis to real company accounts in practical terms
  • Management of working capital
  • The importance of liquidity and cash-flow control
  • Cost control and management; categorisation of costs
  • Trading margin and revenue generation improvements
  • What is break even analysis
  • How your business plans capital investment; assessment methods.
  • Achieve business targets through deployment of financial data.

    All of the training is delivered in English and international accounting standards have been used throughout the course.

    The London based versions of the course can be seen here: Courses in London

    Dates and Duration

    One day course from 10:30 to 16:30.

    Who should join

    People with a need to have a closer understanding of finance. You do not need any financial background to do this course as basics are explained at the outset enabling more complex issues later.


    • Clear practical insight into financial issues.
    • Develop Financial English skills
    • Develop practical skills in Finance to interpret and understand Financial information
    • Use real company accounts to develop real knowledge of finance
    • Confidence to make business decision from financial information
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