Training in Business Finance from Activia

Finance for Non-Finance Managers

A 1-Day Training Course

Course Content

Do you have a management role but limited awareness of the financial implications of what happens in the company?

If you are familiar with the financial aspects of your day-to-day business, you will be far more effective in your job, and by attending this course, you will obtain the necessary understanding.

You will appreciate the likely financial effects of proposed changes or variable levels of performance, enhancing your decision making and simplifying the roles of other management functions.

You will learn technical terms and what they mean, as well as gaining a practical insight into how financial principles apply to business.

The result ? You will add a new and essential dimension to your decision making.

Course Aims

Take the fear out of finance and give yourself the confidence to understand financial matters as they relate to your business. This very practical course is specifically designed for people with little or no existing financial knowledge, and the content you learn will have immediate relevance to your business.

Who Should Attend

Managers who need to gain a better understanding of the financial implications of their day to day decisions. This training course is designed for management level delegates who do not have a financial background but need a better understanding of business and/or organisational finance matters.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn many techniques that should enhance the smooth running and profitability of your business.

Course Outline
This course is a 1-day training course structured into 13 modules.
Module 1
Introduction and Course Overview
Module 2
Your Role in Your Company Finances
Module 3
What is Finance?
Module 4
Getting to Know the Players
Module 5
Record Keeping Terminology
Topics covered
  • Accounting
  • GAAP
  • Bookkeeping
  • Module 6
    The Balance Sheet
    Topics covered
  • Balance Sheet Overview
  • Balance Sheet Terms
  • Assets and Liabilities
  • Fixed vs Current Assets
  • Liabilities and Equity
  • Module 7
    Profit and Loss (Income) Statement
    Topics covered
  • Service and Sales Income
  • Methods of Recording Transactions
  • Module 8
    Cash Flow Statement
    Topics covered
  • Format of a Cash Flow Statement
  • Credit Terms and Discounts
  • Module 9
    Analysing Financial Statements
    Topics covered
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Module 10
    Budget Basics
    Topics covered
  • Defining a Budget
  • Preparing a Budget
  • Types of Budget
  • Module 11
    The Human Aspect
    Module 12
    Finance Jeopardy
    Module 13
    Workshop Wrap-Up

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