Finance for Non-financial Managers

Short Course
Duration: 2 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Develop your confidence and understanding of the financial aspects of your organisation. 



Dates and Availability

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12 June 2019
Duration: 2 days
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19 September 2019
Duration: 2 days
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05 December 2019
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Booking information and ways to pay

  1. At checkout you can either pay online using a credit/debit card, cheque or BACS transfer, or you can request to pay by invoice. The invoice option is only available for bookings where a UK company name and address has been provided at checkout.
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This practical two-day course will help you to develop an understanding of financial jargon, see how your decisions affect your organisation’s financial performance, and improve your confidence when communicating with the finance team.

The tutor will explain common financial terms, explore key ratios, analyse the budgeting process, and examine tools used in future planning and decision making.

Course Tutors

Mr Michael Charles Norman

Mike qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, has worked in senior finance roles and has over 20 years’ experience in learning and development. His courses concentrate on helping delegates engage with their respective finance teams and improve confidence when looking at and questioning management accounts and other financial reports. At all times, the role of financial information in enabling decent decision making and improving commercial awareness is front of mind.
Who is it for

Finance for Non-financial Managers is a two-day course for anyone who wants to develop financial knowledge and skills. Whether you’re new to financial responsibility in your role or you need to refresh and extend your knowledge and skills, this course will help you add value to your role. Relevant to delegates working in the public, private and third sectors.




By the end of the Finance for Non-financial Managers course delegates will be able to:


  • explain the framework of accounting and finance
  • list what rules, concepts and assumptions underpin sets of accounts
  • name the main financial statements
  • explain common financial terminology and jargon
  • describe the role of the auditor
  • perform more effective budgeting and forecasting
  • restate the importance of financial controls and systems
  • explain the behaviour of different types of costs
  • discuss how break even analysis can help their decision making
  • perform ratio analysis on financial statements
  • use discounted cash flow techniques for investment appraisal.

 In two days, the programme will cover:


  • Introduction to finance      
  • Context of accounting information
  • The main financial statements       
  • Accounting rules and formats       
  • Budgeting and cash flow
  • The role of the auditor and financial controls
  • Cost behaviour     
  • Break even analysis          
  • Allocation of overhead costs         
  • Investment appraisal techniques   
  • Financial ratio analysis      

Run this programme in-house

Finance for Non-financial Managers can also be provided in house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.



People who have been on this course say

The course covered all my expectations and more, giving me the confidence that I need when it comes to the financial aspects of my role. Esther
I loved the variety of discussions, exercises and the trainer's presentation. Anna