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Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

Sharpen your financial skills and boost your core effectiveness in 8 on-line modules each requiring between 3 to 4 hours study to be completed in your own time

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  • 8 Modules

Course overview

Sharpen your financial skills and commercial awareness with this 8 module, self-managed on-line course

The ‘Finance for Non-financial Manager’ online course is specifically designed to provide the skills you need to increase your financial awareness. It will improve your understanding of the language of finance, give you greater confidence when talking with your financial colleagues and show how your business can directly affect the overall commercial operation and financial results of the company.

How does this on-line programme work and what do you get?

  • Course access from anywhere through your own personal login and administration suite
  • Keep track of your progress as you go
  • Easy to use note taking and bookmarking facility to return to areas of interest and re-study
  • Individual modules or the full course can be downloaded as PDF files to print or file as you decided
  • At your convenience: at your desk, from your tablet or from your home computer
  • An optional on-line multiple choice assessment at the end of the course for you to ensure you are satisfied with the completion of your training
  • Certificate of completion awarded for your training records

      Course benefits include

      • A ‘no jargon’ approach to boosting your working knowledge of the figures
      • How to apply your enhanced financial understanding to positively impact performance
      • An analysis of the key indicators which can show you how healthy your business is
      • Boosted confidence when reviewing the figures with your financial colleagues or boss
      • A Succinct module on what the financial rules are and why we need them
      • A solid grounding in budgeting and cost control to ensure targets are met
      • Knowing what figures you can believe in, analyse and use to make effective business decisions

      Designed for

      • Managers
      • Team leaders
      • CEOs of SMEs
      • Office managers
      • Department heads
      • Commercial managers

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      Certificate of excellence

      Participants are invited to undertake a final assessment in the form of an online multiple-choice paper. A pass rate of 80% and above is required to ensure that a high level of competency has been achieved within the subject area, where upon you will receive a ‘Certificate of Excellence’.

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      The Finance for the Non-Financial Manager course will cover:

      • MODULE 1 - Demystifying finance
        • Introduction
        • Balance sheets: Part 1
        • Balance sheets: Part 2
      • MODULE 2 - How healthy are we? The two key indicators
        • Profit and loss accounts: Part 1
        • Profit and loss accounts: Part 2
        • Cash flow statements: Part 1
        • Cash flow statements: Part 2
      • MODULE 3 - The importance of records and systems
        • Accounting records and systems: Part 1
        • Accounting records and systems: Part 2
      • MODULE 4 - Concepts, policies and standards
        • Accounting concepts, policies and standards: Part 1
        • Accounting concepts, policies and standards: Part 2
        • Managing your working capital
      • MODULE 5 - Interpreting the accounts
        • Interpretation: Part 1
        • Interpretation: Part 2
        • External analysis
      • MODULE 6 - Cash budgeting
        • Cash budgeting: Part 1
        • Cash budgeting: Part 2
        • Costing for planning: Part 1
        • Costing for planning: Part 2
      • MODULE 7 - Controlling those costs
        • Costing: Part 1
        • Costing: Part 2
        • Volume – Cost – Profit relationship
      • MODULE 8 - Figures we can believe in? The budget
        • Budgeting: Part 1
        • Budgeting: Part 2
        • Cash management
        • Profit management
        • Business development

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      Stephen Brookson
      Chequered Leopard Ltd

      Stephen Brookson is Managing Director of his company, New City Consulting, which specialises in the provision of practical business development consultancy and training programmes.

      He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 with Peat Marwick and after a period at Grandmet plc, he joined a leading organisation in the provision of training for chartered accountants in practice. During this time he gained extensive experience of writing, developing and presenting programmes on accountancy and taxation. He then joined Ernst & Young for a number of years as a consultant, leaving them to set up his own management and training consultancy business.

      He has presented numerous seminars and training events in both the public and private sectors, in the UK and overseas.

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      Paul Elkin
      The Management Matters Partnership

      Paul M Elkin is Managing Director of TMMi group, which provides consultancy services with a particular focus on business strategic development, performance management and corporate image. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and an experienced Management Consultant. After 15 years in a range of senior management roles in both public and private sector industry with UK and US businesses plus three years with Price Waterhouse, Management Consultancy Services, he formed the TMMi group at the end of 1989.

      Paul’s personal career and, in particular, recent consultancy experience have provided the opportunity to work with a wide range of UK, European and US businesses. The nature of the involvement with each business has varied considerably according to their particular needs.

      Paul is the author of a series of practical ‘reference guides’ covering finance, strategy and business awareness and supports the delivery of MBA programmes in the areas of strategy and finance. He has also been involved in a range of initiatives in Europe for major corporates including ABB, Philips, International Paper and General Motors.

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      Sultan Kermally
      Management Development Consultant

      Sultan Kermally holds degrees in economics, sociology and law and diplomas in finance and accounting, marketing and education. He is a learning facilitator and management writer.

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      Barrie Pearson

      Barrie Pearson is Chief Executive of Realization. The company provides world class coaching and mentoring to entrepreneurs and chief executives in wealth creation and personal development. He is the author of 12 books, and has presented many successful seminars on corporate finance in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and the Far East.

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      Ralph Tiffin
      Tiffins Consultancy Ltd

      Ralph Tiffin was a mechanical engineer who subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became manager in one of the largest international firms of accountants. He is now managing partner of an accountancy and consultancy practice. He has a wealth of experience with companies of all sizes in the UK and overseas. His work typically involves developing clients reporting and management systems, along with appropriate management training and developing project appraisal processes and spreadsheets.

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