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Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

Singapore -

23 March to 27 March, 2020

Cost: $2000 per delegate

Key information
The Finance for the Non-Financial Manager short course explains the fundamentals of finance with the assumption of basic numeracy skills and provides a good understand-ing of standard financial statements and operational messages that can be derived from them. The evening course will examine financial and performance ratios, the applications of sales pricing, costing, interest and borrow-ings, taxation, investment, performance measurements, risk mitigation and hedge fund operations


Our Finance for the Non-Financial Manager short course is ideal for anyone looking for maximum flexibility combined with expert tuition. Emphasis on this Finance short course is placed on getting students to use their knowledge and skills gained in class immediately in their work and personal life.

For successful completion of the course, business knowl-edge 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

Module 1 – Finance Function: What, Why and How

  • Control needs
  • Competitive Advantage needs
  • Performance & Outlook health check

Module 2 – Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow

  • The contents and what, why, how and when
  • How they link up (Trace example in classroom)

Module 3 – Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow

  • Understanding messages from figures
  • Influencing operations
  • Exercise - Home work
  • An Excel Model is given to participants to keep and use

Module 4 – Interest – APR/AER, Managing Capital and Gearing, Funding

  • What, why and how
  • Efficient capital management
  • Risk, inflation and reward factors
  • Sources of finance and Factors influencing cost of finance (WACC)

Module 5 – Budgets and Plans

  • The processes
  • Effectiveness
  • Perspectives
  • Target setting and rewarding
  • Calculate tax (Classroom Exercise)
  • Check your own tax

Week 6– Performance Measurement

  • Financial and non-financial
  • Balancing scorecard
  • Ratios and their relative importance
  • Construction and risk balancing
  • Hedging and hedge fund operations

Week 7 – Revision

  • Revise all topics covered before
  • How to keep knowledge warm and add to learning in future
  • Classroom discussion and feedback



March 23
March 27
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