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Finance for Non Finance

Objectives

Key Financial Statements

  • Profit & loss, balance sheet, cash flow
  • Terminology, depreciation, working capital
  • Analyzing performance, key financial drivers, and metrics

Short-term decisions

  • Contribution, break-even, limiting factors
  • Cost management, variable & fixed costs, operational leverage
  • Cost allocation, product profitability, and budgeting

Long-term decisions

  • Payback, net present value, internal rate of return
  • Cashflow focus, discounted cash flow, cost of capital
  • Capital investment decisions, value creation, and delivering returns to investors

Target Audience

  • Non-finance professionals at all levels need to develop an understanding of business finance.
  • All staff within a business, company, partnership or charitable organization should have an understanding of finance in order to contribute to their organization’s success.

Course Modules

Module 1: The course uses a series of 10 structured modules to help you:

  • Understand fundamental financial terminology and concepts
  • Read and interpret financial statements
  • Gauge the financial impact of operational decisions
  • Understand the basis for evaluating investment decisions

Module 2: Introduction to financial statements

  • Importance of financial measures
  • Financial accounting and management accounting
  • The four types of accounts
  • Three financial statements
  • Accounting conventions

Module 3: Profit and loss account

  • The profit and loss account
  • Elements of the profit and loss account
  • Costs in the profit and loss account
  • Your own figure

Module 4: Balance sheet

  • Definition
  • Sources and use of figures
  • Format of the balance sheet
  • Inter-relationship with the profit and loss account
  • Examples of formats
  • Your own figure

Module 5: Cash flow

  • Profit and cash
  • Elements of cash flow
  • Managing cash and loans
  • Practical applications of cash flow

Module 6: Costing decisions

  • Introduction
  • Variable and fixed costs
  • Cost structure and methods
  • Break-even ¡ Product costing
  • Your own figures

Module 7: Introduction to financial analysis

  • What is a financial analysis
  • Financial analysis in practice

Module 8: Investment appraisal

  • Cash flow and relevant costs
  • Payback
  • Present value and discounting
  • Discounted cash flow
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Case study

Module 9: Profit margin

  • Profit margin ratio
  • Comparison by industry
  • Supermarkets
  • Aircraft manufacturing industry
  • Profit margin flowcharts
  • Your own figures

Module 10: Asset turnover

  • Concept of asset turnover
  • Asset turnover flowchart
  • Working capital ratios
  • Fixed asset turnover
  • Analysis by industry “supermarket”
  • Analysis by Industry “aircraft manufacturing”
  • Your own figures

Module 11: Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)

  • What is Return on Capital Employed?
  • Elements of ROCE
  • Comparison of ROCE
  • Financial analysis with ROCE
  • Your own figures

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    Program Schedules : Session Starts From

    9th July 2021

    Online Live

    23rd July 2021

    Classroom

    Finance for Non Finance

    Key Financial Statements

    • Profit & loss, balance sheet, cash flow
    • Terminology, depreciation, working capital
    • Analyzing performance, key financial drivers, and metrics

    Short-term decisions

    • Contribution, break-even, limiting factors
    • Cost management, variable & fixed costs, operational leverage
    • Cost allocation, product profitability, and budgeting

    Long-term decisions

    • Payback, net present value, internal rate of return
    • Cashflow focus, discounted cash flow, cost of capital
    • Capital investment decisions, value creation, and delivering returns to investors
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