An Introduction to Finance for the Non- financial Manager

As a manager, understanding finances is key to the success of your business.

Finance for the non-financial manager is a one-day course, designed to help you have a better understanding of basic accounting principles and how to apply them in your business.

Aimed at small and medium sized businesses, we will highlight the benefits to you and your business of better forecasting, planning and overall awareness of business performance.

Using real-life examples and your own experiences, participants will learn about key financial documents such as Balance Sheets, Profit and Loss accounts, cash flows and Budgets, as well as gaining knowledge around VAT, online accounting software and business margins.

Who is this Course for?

This practical and interactive training course is designed for SME’s, small business owners or managers who have acquired responsibility for some of the financial tasks within their organization. This workshop will also be useful for more experienced managers who wish to refresh themselves of the basics.


Course Overview

The aim of this practical and participative course is to equip the non-finance manager with practical knowledge, tools, and techniques to use in their workplace. Throughout the course we will have practical examples as well as time for Q&A and discussion around specific issues that have arisen.

By the end of the course you should be more confident with understanding the day to day finances and running of your business and be able to take a more active part in the key financial decisions that will drive your business onwards and upwards.

Course Content

This highly interactive course will cover the following key topics:

  • Understanding the financial responsibilities and consequences of running a business
  • Introduction to accounting and financial analysis – covering day to day accounting techniques and transactions
  • Overview of company financial statements – including balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and trial balances
  • Cash flow management
  • VAT transactions and accounting
  • Budgets and forecasting
  • Use of accounting software
  • Measuring the performance of a business – Ratio analysis


Your Course Tutor 

Ben Hetherington ACA

Ben is a qualified accountant currently working as a Senior Manager at Bishop Fleming LLP in Worcestershire.

Ben has many years’ experience working with small and medium sized businesses and helping directors/managers develop their understanding and skill levels within their business.

What next?

  • Intermediate or Advanced Microsoft Excel
  • HR for the Non-HR Manager


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