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Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

Sharpen your financial skills and boost your core effectiveness in 8 on-line modules each requiring between 3 to 4 hours study to be completed in your own time

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GBP 200
EUR 280
USD 312

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Course overview

Sharpen your financial skills and commercial awareness with this 8 module, self-managed on-line course

The ‘Finance for Non-financial Manager’ online course is specifically designed to provide the skills you need to increase your financial awareness. It will improve your understanding of the language of finance, give you greater confidence when talking with your financial colleagues and show how your business can directly affect the overall commercial operation and financial results of the company.

How does this on-line programme work and what do you get?

  • Course access from anywhere through your own personal login and administration suite
  • Keep track of your progress as you go
  • Easy to use note taking and bookmarking facility to return to areas of interest and re-study
  • Individual modules or the full course can be downloaded as PDF files to print or file as you decided
  • At your convenience: at your desk, from your tablet or from your home computer
  • An optional on-line multiple choice assessment at the end of the course for you to ensure you are satisfied with the completion of your training
  • Certificate of completion awarded for your training records

Course benefits include:

  • A ‘no jargon’ approach to boosting your working knowledge of the figures
  • How to apply your enhanced financial understanding to positively impact performance
  • An analysis of the key indicators which can show you how healthy your business is
  • Boosted confidence when reviewing the figures with your financial colleagues or boss
  • A Succinct module on what the financial rules are and why we need them
  • A solid grounding in budgeting and cost control to ensure targets are met
  • Knowing what figures you can believe in, analyse and use to make effective business decisions

Designed for:

  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • CEOs of SMEs
  • Office managers
  • Department heads
  • Commercial managers

Course contributors

Stephen Brookson is an independent consultant, and specialises in the provision of practical business development consultancy and training programmes. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 with Peat Marwick and, after a period at Grandmet plc, joined a leading organisation in the provision of training for chartered accountants in practice. During this time he gained extensive experience of writing, developing and presenting programmes on accountancy and taxation. He then joined Ernst & Young for a number of years as a consultant, leaving them to set up his own management and training consultancy business.

Paul Elkin is Managing Director of TMMi group, which provides consultancy services with a particular focus on business strategic development, performance management and corporate image. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and an experienced management consultant. Paul is the author of a series of practical ‘reference guides’ covering finance, strategy and business awareness and supports the delivery of MBA programmes in the areas of strategy and finance. He has also been involved in a range of initiatives in Europe for major corporates including ABB, Philips, International Paper and General Motors.

Sultan Kermally holds degrees in economics, sociology and law and diplomas in finance and accounting, marketing and education. He is a learning facilitator and management writer. He designs and delivers training courses in business strategy, managing people, managing performance, managing knowledge and personal development. He has conducted training all over the world. He has been involved in management education and development for a number of years including distance learning management education courses. He is tutoring MBA modules for the Open University Business School and Durham University Business School.

Barrie Pearson is Chief Executive of Realization. The company provides world class coaching and mentoring to entrepreneurs and chief executives in the two or three years before their exit, to help them groom their business to realise maximum value. He is the author of twelve books. He has presented seminars on corporate finance in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and the Far East.

Ralph Tiffin is managing partner of a successful accountancy and consultancy practice. He has a wealth of experience of organisations throughout the world.

International Association of Distance Learning

The International Association for Distance Learning (IADL) promotes excellence in open, distance, and online learning worldwide, and provides a benchmark through which global consumers can gauge the quality of courses offered by their members.

The IADL is an independent, non-profit organisation with its principal administrative offices in London in the United Kingdom. Find out more.

Falconbury are an Approved Member of the International Association for Distance Learning.

Bespoke Online Learning

Our bespoke online training packages offer the flexibility and ease of access plus content that is tailored to the particular challenges of your team or organisation. Find out more HERE.

To speak to an advisor call Angela Spall on +44 (0)20 7729 6677, email us at or use our contact form.

Certificate of excellence

Participants are invited to undertake a final assessment in the form of an online multiple-choice paper. A pass rate of 80% and above is required to ensure that a high level of competency has been achieved within the subject area, where upon you will receive a ‘Certificate of Excellence’.


Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
MODULE 1 - Demystifying finance
Balance sheets: Part 1
Balance sheets: Part 2
MODULE 2 - How healthy are we? The two key indicators
Profit and loss accounts: Part 1
Profit and loss accounts: Part 2
Cash flow statements: Part 1
Cash flow statements: Part 2
MODULE 3 - The importance of records and systems
Accounting records and systems: Part 1
Accounting records and systems: Part 2
MODULE 4 - Concepts, policies and standards
Accounting concepts, policies and standards: Part 1
Accounting concepts, policies and standards: Part 2
Managing your working capital
MODULE 5 - Interpreting the accounts
Interpretation: Part 1
Interpretation: Part 2
External analysis
MODULE 6 - Cash budgeting
Cash budgeting: Part 1
Cash budgeting: Part 2
Costing for planning: Part 1
Costing for planning: Part 2
MODULE 7 - Controlling those costs
Costing: Part 1
Costing: Part 2
Volume – Cost – Profit relationship
MODULE 8 - Figures we can believe in? The budget
Budgeting: Part 1
Budgeting: Part 2
Cash management
Profit management
Business development

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Full course GBP 200.00
EUR 280.00
USD 312.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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Hard copy GBP 320.00
EUR 448.00
USD 499.00
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USD 0.00
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