Finance for Non-Finance Leaders - A Detailed Introduction

Duration: 5 Days

Maintain a competitive edge by making effective and optimial investment decisions

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Course Outline

Key Benefits

The program teaches you how to:

  • Select cost-effective projects and capital investments using financial analyses and feasibility methods
  • Determine the impact of cash flow on business decisions
  • Interpret and evaluate business and financial performance using ratios
  • Work with and calculate depreciation
  • Learn to master costing technqiues and appreciate the mechanics of product costing
  • Evaluate and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the competitor companies in the industry based on published information

Target Audience

This Course is valuable for Project Managers, Business Analysts, Managers and Team Leaders who want to further expand their knowledge of Finance enabling them to make effective and optimal investment decisions.

Course Content

The course is structured and focused on understanding how companies can maintain a competitive edge by making effective and optimal investment decisions.

Each module is underpinned by workshop-based, real-world case studies. The overall approach is geared towards facilitating and divulging information and skills relevant to the practical needs of the attendees, and includes the following topics:

  • Analyse and understand key report’s, including: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Shareholders’ Equity and Cash Flow Statement
  • Appreciate the nature of depreciation, and its origin, including the various methodologies used in the industry
  • Understand how accounting and finance concepts and related and integrated, and how they underpin managerial decisions
  • Identify how to use financial information in your planning and analysis, for expenditures and project financing
  • Understand how operations and financial strategies/plans impact the overall business performance and culture
  • Gain an insight into accounting policies and principles
  • Determine how to select projects and capital investment expenditures using the following methods: Payback period, Return on Investment; Discounted cash flow; Net Present Value; internal rate of return; expected monetary value
  • Impact of cash flow on business decisions; Return on capital employed using cash generated from operations; cash generated from operations versus debt; predicting a cash flow crisis
  • Performance rations; Return on Capital, Capital Turnover; Working Capital; Current Ratios; Debtors Ratio; Liquidity; Efficiency; Risk Evaluation
  • Business valuation methods and investor analysis ratios: EPS, P/E Gearing / Leverage; Business Trends
  • Costing approaches: Fixed and Variable costs; absorption and marginal costing: Determine costs in different types of industries; Process and Job Costing; Compare and contract costing methods.

My Course Notes

You will receive a full set of course notes and all supporting materials for your course. Hard Copy Delivered to your premises or Downloaded to a chosen device.


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