Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Course Overview

Managers at all levels need to be equipped with the right amount of business acumen to be efective in their roles

Business Acumen is not just fluency in the language of finance, it is the ability to read, understand and interpret financial information to make informed business decisions. Decisions that will positively impact on the financial performance of the organisation.

ILX Group’s accredited APMG-International Finance for Non Financial Managers™ course provides the necessary financial literacy and business acumen needed in modern business.

Benefits

Delegates will:

  • Understand how business decisions affecting the organisations financials and key performance indicators
  • Be confident in financial discussions – financial fluency – terminology and concepts
  • Understand of the drivers point of your profit and loss account, and the inter-relationship of the financial statements
  • Be able to differentiate between profit and cash flow
  • Develop superior cost management skills and how to conduct effective investment appraisal
  • Understand the listed company environment and the implications for planning and reporting

Target Audience

This course requires no prior knowledge or experience and is designed for non-financial managers at all levels. It is ideal for:

  • Project managers
  • IT and service support managers
  • Sales executives/consultants and new graduates

Learning Outcomes

Introduction to Financial Statements

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

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 figures

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 figures

Cash Flow

  • Profit and Cash
  • Elements of Cash Flow
  • Managing Cash and Loans
  • Practical Applications of Cash Flow
  • Your own figures

Costing Decisions

  • Introduction
  • Variable and Fixed Costs
  • Cost Structure and Methods
  • Break-even
  • Product Costing
  • Your own figures

Introduction to Financial Analysis

  • What is financial analysis
  • Financial analysis in practice

Investment Appraisal

  • Cash Flow and Relevant Costs
  • Pay Back
  • Present Value and Discounting
  • Discounted Cash Flow
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Case study

Profit Margin

  • Profit Margin Ratio
  • Comparison by Industry
  • Supermarkets
  • Aircraft Manufacturing Industry
  • Profit Margin Flowcharts
  • Your own figures

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

Return on Capital Employed

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

Mock Exam Simulator

  • Allows you to assess your own capability prior to taking the formal examination