Finance for Non-Finance Managers

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Dates for next course:31-Oct-2019 , 02-Dec-2019
Training Location:9 Denison St, Newcastle West
Training Format:Workshop/Classroom
Duration:1 Day
Course Fee:$520.00

Course Introduction

Learn how to understand advance financial concepts to make sound fiscal decisions. In our Finance for Non-Finance Managers short course you’ll learn to budget, make sound financial decisions, set objectives and monitor performance.

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Basics of accounting

  • Accounting
  • Key accounting terms

Lesson 2: Accounting cycle

  • Basics of the accounting cycle
  • Analyse, record, and post transactions
  • Trial Balance

Lesson 3: Income Statement

  • Income statement basics
  • Prepare and interpret an Income Statement

Lesson 4: Balance Sheet

  • Balance Sheet basics
  • Prepare Balance Sheets
  • Interpret Balance Sheets

Lesson 5: Other financial statements

  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Statement of Stockholders’ Equity

Lesson 6: Budgeting

  • Fundamentals of budgeting
  • Analyse financial statements
  • Set objectives
  • Monitor performance


Lesson 1: Cash management

  • Fundamentals of cash
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Maintaining control of cash

Lesson 2: Analysis of financial statements

  • Importance of analysing statements
  • Ratio analysis of a Balance Sheet

Lesson 3: Analysis of Income Statements

  • Income statement basics
  • Prepare and interpret an Income Statement

Lesson 4: Inventory and depreciation

  • Basics of inventory and depreciation
  • Inventory costing methods
  • Depreciation methods

Lesson 5: Application of accounting methods

  • Calculate inventory
  • Calculate depreciation

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the fundamentals of financial management
  • Understand accounting terms
  • Interpret and analyse  financial statements
  • Make decisions that are based on the financial statements
  • Plan, develop, implement and control budgets