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Finance for Operations Directors



£29 inc VAT
Study method
No formal qualification
23 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free

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• Award winning instructor Ray Sheen, PMP

• Certificate of training upon completing the course

• Bite sized video tutorials, reference guides, exercise files and quizzes

• Unlimited testing

• Self-paced course can be completed in your own time over 12 months

• Accredited with CPD UK


23 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


  • Course Syllabus includes 46 practical tutorials

Finance Fundamentals

- Amount and Timing

- Revenues and Profits

- Cost and Investment

- Operations and Ownership

- Taxes and Currency

Financial Reports

- Earnings Statement

- Balance Sheet

- Cash flow Statement

- Relationships between Financial Statements

Ratios and Measures

- Profit Measures

- Return on… Ratios

- Working Capital Measurements

- Leverage and Liquidity Ratios and Measures


- Cost Account Characteristics

- Strategic Planning and Budgeting

- Business Budgeting

- Estimating

- Capitalization and Amortization

- Depreciation

- Financial Reserves

- Budget Baseline

Business Case

- Developing a Business Case

- Return on Investment (ROI)

- Payback Period

- Breakeven Point

- Net Present Value (NPV)

- Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

Variance and Forecasting

- Cost Behaviour

- Tracking Operational Expenses

- Tracking Project Expenses

- Cost Variance Reporting

- Forecasting Expenses

Operations Finance

- Product Cost

- Inventory Cost Management

- Make versus Buy

- Productivity

Earned Value

- Earned Value Analysis

- Determining the Earned Value

- Earned Value Variance Analysis

- Earned Value Forecasting

Who is this course for?

This online course is designed for non-financial operations directors who are looking to improve their financial skills for their role at work or in business. Learning how to apply financial concepts can help you improve efficiency when managing projects, leading the team, and solving problems. The course includes 46 beginner level lessons delivered in bite sized, engaging video tutorials by award winning instructor, Ray Sheen.

Career path

Administration, Business & Management, Financial Management

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How basic is this beginner course? Is it at the absolute introductory level?


The Finance for Operations Directors course starts with basic lessons. You will learn the fundamental financial concepts in business and their uses and be able to interpret data on financial reports and how these reports impact each other. You will then go into more advanced lessons as you delve into operations finance principles: product cost, inventory cost management, make versus buy. We do offer a Finance for Non-Financial Professionals that is just the basics.

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