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Finance for Non-Financial Managers Course Outline

This Finance for Non-Financial Managers training will cover the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Finance

  • What is Finance?
  • Why is Finance So Important?
  • Financial Terminology
  • Key Terms
  • Exercise

Module 2: Financial Management Tools

  • Zoho Finance Plus
  • QuickBooks
  • Sage Intacct
  • Oracle Financials Cloud
  • Exercise

Module 3: Profit and Loss Accounts

  • Profit and Loss
    • Trading Accounting
    • Differences Between the Trading Account and Profit and Loss Account
  • Exercise

Module 4: Understanding Income and Expenditure Accounts

  • Methodology
  • Example
  • Exercise

Module 5: Cash and Accruals Account

  • Cash and Accruals Accounting
  • Exercise

Module 6: Communicating Effectively with Finance Professionals

  • What is Effective Communication?
  • Exercise

Module 7: Analysing Trends in Financial Flows

  • Four Techniques to Carry Out Financial Analysis
    • Trend Analysis
    • Common-Size Financial Statement Analysis
    • Percentage Change Financial Statement Analysis
    • Benchmarking
  • Exercise

Module 8: Reading Balance Sheets

  • Key Equation
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Example
  • Exercise

Module 9: Constructing a Cash Flow Statement

  • Three Distinct Activities of Cash Flow Statements
    • Cash Flow from Operations
    • Cash Flow from Investing
    • Cash Flow from Financing
  • Exercise

Module 10: How to Build a Budget

  • Budget Preparation
  • Budget Control Cycle
  • Incremental Budgeting
  • When should You Use Incremental Budgeting?
  • Zero Budgeting
  • Exercise

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Who should attend this Finance Training Course?

This course is designed for managers who do not have a direct role within finance but need basic skills and understanding of finance to fulfil their own role.


There are no prerequisites for enrolling on this Finance for Non-Financial Managers training course, therefore anybody can attend.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Course Overview

This 1-day Finance for Non-Financial Managers training course aims to provide candidates with an introduction to the fundamentals of finance, to ensure that the delegate can fulfil their daily or prospective role. This course will focus on several types of finance accounts, how to analyse trends within finance that can be optimised for company growth, and how to create cash flow statements.

As a manager, having a good understanding of all aspects of the organisation is incredibly important. Obtaining an understanding of finance is especially important as these skills can assist the individual in, for example, understanding how to maximise sales or assessing unnecessary costs.

This Finance for Non-Finance Managers course comes under the topic of Accounting and Finance Training. This topic encompasses several courses that enables delegates to develop their skills and obtain additional training to broaden their understanding of finance. Some of these courses include Bookkeeping Training, Introduction to Credit Control, and Sage 50 Accounts.

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What's included in this Finance Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

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Finance for Non Financial Managers FAQs


The Knowledge Academy offer training in a variety of locations across the UK and around the world, making it easy to find a training venue near you.
There are no prerequisites for enrolling on this Finance for Non-Financial Managers course.
No, delegates do not need to take an examination to pass this Finance for Non-Financial Managers course.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The price for Finance for Non Financial Managers certification in Canada starts from CAD1395
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Finance for Non Financial Managers.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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