Tuesday 4 March 2014

Finance For Non Finance Managers – Part 2


This workshop is the continuation from Part 1.

In Part 2 of the workshop participants will learn how to calculate simple ratios, understand what each ratio means and do a comparison of IBM’s performance against IBM’s competitors.


Upon completion of the training, participants will have the knowledge to:
  • Understand and know how to calculate the basic ratios (Liquidity, Profitability, Leverage and Efficiency Ratio)
  • Measure the financial condition of a company (limited to the 3 financial statements)

  • Heads of Department
  • Senior Managers
  • Managers


Calculation Key Financial Ratios
  • Liquidity ratios
  • Profitability ratios
  • Leverage ratios
  • Efficiency, activity or turnover ratios

Group Activity 1:

Participants will be given financial statements. Participants will calculate the ratios of the companies. Subsequently, participants will compare the ratios and performance of each company

Group Activity 2:

Based on Group Activity 1’s results, participants will now analyse the reasons for each company’s performance. Thereafter, will interpret their findings and form their conclusions on each company’s performance.  


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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