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Finance - Finance for the Non-finance Manager

Course overview

Understand financial analysis principles, how to control cash and work with budgets.

Course duration

1 day

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Open participant course: £195 per person - maximum 10 people

Closed company course: £1,000 per course - maximum 10 people

Suitable for

Those with existing financial knowledge who are looking to develop a better understanding of common financial terms and conventions in order to make better use of financial information.

Learning outcomes

You will understand the jargon, conventions and formats used in accounting, explore key financial language and know the fundamentals of financial statements and key financial documents used in business. You will understand how to interpret the information in financial documents and use it to manage day-to-day business activity.

Course content

Statement of Financial Position and Income Statement Account:

  • Assets and liabilities explained:
    • Current and non-current assets
    • Current and non-current liabilities
  • Business equity for sole traders and limited companies
  • Income and expenditure - profit and loss
  • Income statement account for sole traders and limited companies
  • Determining profit and profit quality
  • Reporting financial information

Financial Analysis:

  • Identifying parameters for analysis
  • Ratio analysis and calculating ratios
  • Profitability ratios:
    • Return on capital employed
    • Gross profit margin
    • Profit for the year/period
  • Liquidity ratios:
    • Current ratio
    • Quick ratio
  • Efficiency ratios:
    • Non-current asset revenue
    • Stock holding period
    • Trade receivables collection period
    • Trade payables payment period
  • Limitations of ratio analysis

Overview of Controlling Cash:

  • The importance of cash
  • Cash flow vs profit
  • Budgeting for sufficient cash
  • How to get customers to pay quicker

Overview of Budgets:

  • What is a budget?
  • How do budgets help businesses?
  • Using budgets to manage
  • Interpreting budget data

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

Delegates must have the following equipment to attend this training remotely:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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