Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Classroom based course with study materials, lecturer support and CPD Hours included

London Training For Excellence


£4,320 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 Days
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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This course is designed to explore the world of finance for middle to senior managers, working in non-financial areas within different sectors of an organisation. Non-financial managers are often valued for their technical or operational excellence, but many who don’t hail from a financial background often face obstacles in their typical career progression. Attending this course is ideal for managers to enhance their financial knowledge and skills to allow them greater opportunities to thrive in the current business market.


Module 1 —Introduction to Finance

  • Overview of finance
  • Definition and overviews of a financial statement
  • Financial accounting
  • Definition and objectives of financial accounting
  • Principles of financial accounting
  • Financial accounting vs. financial management
  • Accounts and the accounting cycle

Module 2 — Introduction to Balance Sheet

  • Definition and overview of balance sheet
  • Sources and use of figures
  • Looking at the format of balance sheets
  • Using software to create balance sheets
  • Samples of good and bad balance sheets

Module 3 — Study of Financial Analysis

  • Introduction to financial analysis and its definition
  • What are the benefits of financial analysis?
  • Steps to take for successful financial analysis
  • Studying the data source
  • Frameworks of financial analysis
  • Understanding a financial ratio and its different categories
  • Profitability ratio
  • Ratio formula

Module 4 — Study of Profit Margin

  • What is a profit margin?
  • Profit margin ratio formula
  • Evaluation with a net profit margin
  • Evaluation with an industry operating profit margin
  • Examples of profit margins in different sectors
  • Study of profit margin flowcharts and development using software
  • Assessment
  • Feedback


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