Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

City University London
In Islington (Grossbritannien)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Grossbritannien)
  • Wann:
    Freie Auswahl

This Finance short course is aimed at middle to senior managers from disciplines other than finance who wish to understand financial management principles and concepts and how they are put to use in businesses of all sizes.The course explains the fundamentals of finance with the assumption of basic numeracy skills and provides a good understanding of standard financial statements and operational messages that can be derived from them. It then examines financial and performance ratios, the applications of sales pricing, costing, interest and borrowings, taxation, investment, performance measurements, risk mitigation and hedge fund operations.Emphasis on this Finance short course is placed on getting students to use the knowledge and skills gained in class immediately in their work and personal life. For successful completion of the course, business knowledge and experience are more important than the size of the organisation; owners of SMEs will find it equally suitable as senior managers of very large multinationals or consultants to large businesses.Why Choose a City Short Course?Our Finance for the Non-Financial Manager short course is delivered over 10 weekly evenings and is ideal for anyone looking for maximum flexibility combined with expert tuition. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Tuesday 4 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £430.00 CS1762 Apply Now Thursday 6 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £430.00 CS1762 Apply Now Tuesday 17 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £430.00 CS1762 Apply Now Thursday 19 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £430.00 ...

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Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Freie Auswahl
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Grossbritannien
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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Hedge Fund
Basic IT training
Basic IT
IT risk
Financial Training
MS Excel
IT Management
Skills and Training


What will I learn?
  • Understand the basic principles, terminology and building blocks of financial control;
  • Understand the main financial statements, how they relate to one another and how they can be manipulated as useful management data;
  • Appreciate budgeting as a planning and control too;
  • Recognise different types of cost and how costs can be controlled;
  • Differentiate between cash flow, profit and net worth;
  • Appreciate the financial implications of plans and decisions.
Topics Covered:



Finance Function:
What, Why and How

Control needs;
Competitive Advantage needs;
Performance & Outlook health check;
Easyjet - (Home work).

CLASS 2Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash FlowThe contents and what, why, how and when;
How they link up (Trace example in classroom).CLASS 3Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow

Understanding messages from figures;
Influencing operations;
Jeanette's Café (Exercise - Home work);
An Excel Model is given to participants to keep and use.


Costs and types
Costing Systems

Pricing, quantity, margins and mix;
Fixed and variable costs; Break even (Classroom Exercise);
Use of different costing systems ABC/ABM, Kanban/Kaizan/Six Sigma
What, why and how;
Fill in a return (Classroom Exercise).

CLASS 5Interest - APR / AER
Managing Capital and Gearing
FundingWhat, why and how;
Use of Excel Model (Classroom Exercise) and a model given to keep and use;
Efficient capital management;
Risk, inflation and reward factors;
Sources of finance and Factors influencing cost of finance (WACC).CLASS 6Investment Returns and Risk
Errors and FraudDCF/IRR/Payback/Risk (Classroom Exercise) and an Excel model given to keep and use;
Types, prevention and detection;
Internal control; Internal/external audit.CLASS 7Budgets and Plans
Personal TaxThe processes; Effectiveness;
Target setting and rewarding;
Calculate tax (Classroom Exercise);
Check your own tax (Home work)CLASS 8Business Valuation
Project EvaluationBasis of valuation;
Use in buying and selling businesses;
Due diligence
aspects and use of a more complex Excel Model (Home work) and a model to keep and use.CLASS 9Performance Measurement
Personal Investment PortfolioFinancial and non-financial; Balancing scorecard;
Ratios and their relative importance;
Construction and risk balancing;
Hedging and hedge fund operations.CLASS 10RevisionRevise all topics covered before;
How to keep knowledge warm and add to learning in future.
Classroom discussion and feedback.

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Teaching and Assessment

As the course is gradually built up from foundation knowledge in early sessions to applications in later classes students should ensure that they do not miss a class. At least 70% attendance is needed as a minimum. Classroom exercises and home work should be attempted as it reinforces learning when it is checked against answers provided later.