Finance for Non-Financial Managers – a new and different way

If you are a non-financial manager that wants to become financially literate, raise your financial intelligence and become a more powerful contributor to your team then this will be of interest to you.

Here is a Finance for Non-Financial Manager course with a difference.

It is specifically designed to help you overcome the actual challenges that you face in your work environment.

The programme consists of two components

a) a learning-by-doing 3 day course (case studies done in group work format).

b) Coaching support from an expert after the course – for a Full Year.

To read more about this course and what makes it different go to

In addition you can test your level of Financial Literacy with the following quiz

And you can Book your place on the course here

Johannesburg Course Dates: 22, 23 and 24 November 2011

Cape Town Course Dates: 6, 7 and 8 December 2011

The Course Covers:

* Understanding the Financial Statements of an Individual.

* Understanding the Financial Statements of a Business.

* Interpreting financial statements – the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equity.

* Understanding the relationships between the different financial statements.

* Understanding the difference between cash flow and profits.

* How to calculate mark-ups and gross margins.

* The different classifications of Assets and Liabilities.

* The various types of activities in a business – investing activities, financing activities and operating activities.

* How to improve the profitability of a business.

* Ratio Analysis.

* How to check if a business is insolvent.

* Understanding various measures of profitability.

* Financial leverage and why it’s important.

* Warning indicators that a business is going to have cash flow problems.

* How to calculate the break-even level of sales for a business.

* Understanding Return on Investment (ROI)

* The budgeting process – why budgets are created and how the process works.

* How to create a budget – cost centre budgets, profit centre budgets and investment centre budgets.

* Zero-based budgeting, Capital Budgeting and limiting factors.

* Understanding the Financial Press.

* Explore why financial controls are needed.

* An overview of taxation.

* The Time Value of Money.

* Limitations of Financial Statements.

* The Balanced Scorecard – Why it’s needed and how to read one.

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