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Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

Finance for Non-Finance Professionals Course Summary

This course teaches students how to prepare, interpret and use the financial information of the business world to aid in making business and financial decisions. This interactive course designed for individuals from non-finance backgrounds who need to demystify finance.  The Finance for Non-Finance program provides you with a unique opportunity to improve your knowledge of finance, make better business decisions, and expand your expertise.

Participants will gain an understanding of key financial statements and learn practical application of the most important and widely used financial techniques.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Interpret financial statements

Grasp the key connections between Income statement, balance sheet and cash flow

Spot signs of trouble

How to pick up signs of financial troubles in advance

Level up your corporate finance know-how

Prepare a full set of financials for a start-up company

Know how to fund

Know what type of funding to go for and why

Develop your finance sense

Find out whether a new project makes financial sense or not

Learn to budget

Ability to prepare accurate and realistic budgets

Talk the finance language

Ability to understand that the finance folk are talking about and also effectively communicate with them


Course Outline

Overview
  • The accounting equation
  • Cash Vs. accrual
Financial performance
  • Income statement
  • What it tells you (and doesn’t!)
  • Cracking the jargon (EBIT, EBITDA etc.)
Financial position
  • What are Assets, Liabilities and Equity?
  • Why you should read the balance sheet
  • Cracking the jargon (Leverage, capital etc.)
Cash Flow
  • What are the Inflows and outflows?
  • The critical difference: Cash vs. profit
Financial analysis
  • Is the business on track? Simple measures of profitability, liquidity and efficiency
Funding
  • Common sources of capital
  • Debt vs Equity
  • The positive and negative sides of debt
  • Cost of debt and equity
Investment appraisal
  • Time value of money
  • Basic principles of appraisal
  • Popular methods of appraisal: Payback, NPV, IRR
Budgetary Control
  • Why we need budgets
  • Types of budgets
  • Preparing the profitability budget

Who can Benefit from this Course

  • Project Managers and Team Leaders
  • Divisional and Department Heads
  • IT Heads and Managers
  • HR Heads
  • Heads of Strategy and Planning
  • Experienced Managers/Directors with limited financial background

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Interpret financial statements

Grasp the key connections between Income statement, balance sheet and cash flow

Spot signs of trouble

How to pick up signs of financial troubles in advance

Level up your corporate finance know-how

Prepare a full set of financials for a start-up company

Know how to fund

Know what type of funding to go for and why

Develop your finance sense

Find out whether a new project makes financial sense or not

Learn to budget

Ability to prepare accurate and realistic budgets

Talk the finance language

Ability to understand that the finance folk are talking about and also effectively communicate with them

Course Outline

Overview
  • The accounting equation
  • Cash Vs. accrual
Financial performance
  • Income statement
  • What it tells you (and doesn’t!)
  • Cracking the jargon (EBIT, EBITDA etc.)
Financial position
  • What are Assets, Liabilities and Equity?
  • Why you should read the balance sheet
  • Cracking the jargon (Leverage, capital etc.)
Cash Flow
  • What are the Inflows and outflows?
  • The critical difference: Cash vs. profit
Financial analysis
  • Is the business on track? Simple measures of profitability, liquidity and efficiency
Funding
  • Common sources of capital
  • Debt vs Equity
  • The positive and negative sides of debt
  • Cost of debt and equity
Investment appraisal
  • Time value of money
  • Basic principles of appraisal
  • Popular methods of appraisal: Payback, NPV, IRR
Budgetary Control
  • Why we need budgets
  • Types of budgets
  • Preparing the profitability budget

Who can Benefit from this Course

  • Project Managers and Team Leaders
  • Divisional and Department Heads
  • IT Heads and Managers
  • HR Heads
  • Heads of Strategy and Planning
  • Experienced Managers/Directors with limited financial background

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