Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Programme Overview

The course will provide participants with the ability to interpret the key information contained in the annual financial statements.

By understanding financial statements, participants will be in a better position to identify the financial strengths and weaknesses within their own organisation and with other companies in which they may have an interest. Furthermore, participants will be introduced to the main principles of financial planning.

Designed for

  • Managers from all departments, except from Accounting and Finance

Programme Focus

  • The role of accounting and finance in the management process
  • Communicating financial performance
  • Assets, liabilities and equity
  • Financial statements
  • Measuring and reporting profitability
  • Current vs. capital expenses
  • Cash Flow Statements
  • Steps of the Financial Planning Process
  • Budgeting
  • Break-Even Analysis and Cost-Optimization
  • Variance Analysis and KPIs
  • Practical examples, cases and illustrations from local and international companies

Key Outcomes

  • Understand the principles involved in preparing financial statements
  • Understand the budgeting and reporting process
  • Appreciate the limitations of financial statements
  • Master practical tools of financial analysis

Benefits for you

  • Learn the terminology of accounting & finance
  • Interpret and utilise the information contained in financial statements
  • Identify ways of increasing cash-flows

Benefits for your organisation

  • Applying financial tools and concepts in the real world
  • Evaluating the company’s health through its annual report
  • Comparing public and private sector practices
  • Recognizing potential traps in creative accounting

Instructor

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