Finance for Non-Finance

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The Mindshift Finance for Non-Finance training course covers all the major areas required for professionals across all levels to master their knowledge in the field of Finance.  The course has been developed to meet the needs of those from a basic understanding of finance principles through to high-level, advanced techniques and principles.

Delivered by world-class leading experts in their respective fields, our Finance training course will provide participants with expert knowledge, skills and the confidence to take their development to the highest level.

Training Course Objectives

By attending this training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how financial statements are prepared, and what they mean
  • Analyse and interpret annual financial statements
  • Know how cost analysis helps us with control, resource allocation, and pricing
  • Appreciate the importance of budgets, and how they are prepared
  • Be aware of how our company is financed, and what is the annual cost
  • Use a variety of techniques to evaluate new investment proposals
  • Recognize and manage financial risks, using a range of techniques

Designed For

This training course is designed for those non-financial staff who wish to gain a better understanding of how finance supports all of the operations and activities of their business. For example this would include managers and supervisors in:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Logistics and supply
  • Human resource
  • Production and engineering
  • Risk management and internal audit

Training Course Outline:

A wide range of valuable topics will be covered, mainly by practical workshops and activities, fully supported and guided by the trainer, including the following:

  • Bookkeeping case study to record transactions and prepare financial reports
  • Case study to prepare a business plan and apply for funding
  • Practical exercise on locating information in annual financial reports (AFR)
  • Exercises on analysing an AFR using common-sizing and ratio analysis
  • Preparing a total cost build-up for manufactured products
  • Exercises on using break-even (CVP) analysis for decision making
  • Case studies on budget preparation
  • Investment appraisals using ARR, Payback, NPV and IRR
  • Exercises on forecasting currency exchange rates using IRP and PPP

Exercises on developing effective currency and interest rate hedges