Tuesday 4 March 2014

Finance For Non Finance Managers – Part 1


Every manager and professional needs a comfortable grasp of the concepts and language of financial management if they are to play their full part in making decisions and monitoring performance.

Believe it or not, learning finance can be fun!

Part 1 of this workshop clarifies financial jargon, helps participants identify and interpret the relevant information and assist them in preparing and managing budgets.

This workshop is designed for easy understanding and is suitable for any manager with little or no prior knowledge to finance.


Upon completion of the training, participants will have the knowledge
  • Understand what the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement mean
  • Interpret the IBM’s Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement

  • Heads of Department
  • Senior Managers
  • Managers


Introduction to Financial Management
  • The challenges in today’s business environment.
  • The role of the finance department.
  • The relationship of finance and accounting to the other departments.

Cash Is King
  • Understanding the Business Cycle

The 3 Basic Financial Statements
  • The Income Statement - Are we making a profit?
  • The Balance Sheet - Assets and liabilities
  • The Cash Flow Statement - Cash In and Cash Out
  • Understanding Basic Finance

Introduction To:
  • Trading Account
  • P & L Account
  • Appropriation Account
  • Components of a Trading and Profit & Loss Account
  • Balance sheet
  • Total Assets = Equity + Total Liabilities
  • Balance Sheet compared to P & L Account
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Cash vs. Profit

Group Activity 1: 
  • Understanding Financial Statements

Group Activity 2:
  • Case Study on Power Pillows. Drawing Up Your Own Financial Statement


Participation is the key ingredient for this success of this workshop. The workshop is structured in an easy to understand manner, making adult learning fun, using the tools and techniques. All participants will be encouraged to share and participate actively in this workshop.

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