Finance for the Non-financial Manager

Develop your people skills and your management style to become a dynamic people manager and leader

Introduction from the Course Leader


Course overview

Managers must be conversant with the terminology and statements that accountants use. Technical expertise in projects, service delivery, production or other areas can only really be harnessed if you understand the accounting and reporting that drives your business. This programme will provide you with the practical financial skills and techniques to ensure business success and profitability for you, your department and your business.

Who should attend

  • Managers, technical managers and all those from non-financial disciplines
  • Newly appointed managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • New members of the management team
  • Senior managers with expertise in areas other than finance

Programme at a glance...

Day one

What do accountants do?

The basic financial statements

The accounting process

Why be in business – from a financial perspective

Accounting rules – accounting standards


Day two



Reading financial statements

Performance measurement – analytical reviews and ratio analysis

Action planning and close of course

Bespoke training

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation. Contact us to discuss your training requirements.

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Previous customers include...

  • Alison Price and Company Limited
  • Amadeus IT Group SA
  • AP Moller - Maersk AS
  • Archant Ltd
  • Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd
  • Atlas Copco CMT
  • Bupa
  • CME Group
  • Das Law
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Independent Lives
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Kings Road Publishing
  • L-3 Communications MSUK Ltd
  • Marie Curie Hospice
  • Marlink B. V.
  • Milbank Concrete Products Ltd
  • MJL Limited
  • MMD GPHC Ltd
  • Newland Homes Ltd
  • Papa John's (GB) Ltd
  • Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer Ltd
  • SBM Inc
  • Semigator GmbH
  • Sigma-Aldrich Company Ltd
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • The IET
  • Time & Data Systems International Ltd
  • Total E & P UK

Very happy - Complex subject. Presented in a presentable way. Very interpretive. Small group was great.

Justina Kutkauskaite, Legal Counsel Europe, Aptargroup UK Holdings Limited

Good, clear, useful

Glyn Richards, Senior Legal Advisor, Bupa

Speaker was fantastic, really engaging and supportive. There were varying levels of knowledge in the room and he tried to cater for all.

Katherine Beard, , Independent Lives

Very knowledgeable speaker. Programme very well tailored for busy professional who need to quickly grasp financial issues in real-life business context.

Anh Luu, Senior Legal Counsel, Evonik Specialty Organics Ltd

Good level of information and the right pace

Jacqui Tribe, Manager, Legal & Regulatory, The UK Cards Association Limited

Very good, although I think a very basic understanding of accounts is required beforehand. Maybe the opportunity to read the notes prior to the course would be helpful to get to grips with the terminology.

Emily Sheldrake Taylor, Product Manager, Green People

Professional, educated and informative. Relevant to managers across all industries.

Toby Shephard, Senior Director, EMEA Regional Medical Lead, Pfizer Ltd

Enjoyable and interesting despite of the subject!

Holly Heath, COLP & Personal and Commercial Services Manager, DAS Law

Good course, interesting speaker.

Jane Eaglen, Solicitor, Hannover Re UK Life Branch

I thought the course and speaker were excellent and I succeeded in getting what I hoped out of it

Gareth Hart, Surveying Manager, Newland Homes Ltd

Course content was good, delivered clearly ensuring and giving students the chance to ask questions if not understanding.

Andrew S. Mayne, Managing Director, Milbank Concrete Products Ltd

I found the course content and presentation style very helpful to my job. However as someone who struggles with finance I still found some of it difficult to understand.

Kate Spencer, Operations Director, York Housing Association Ltd

Backed up information to be looked at/used as a reference is very useful. Coverage was in-depth enough, not too much detail.

Phillipa Candy, Director, Alison Price and Company Limited

The overall course was most helpful for my particular requirement. The content and presentation of the course was excellent and the speaker was superb and made the course very interesting and easy to follow. Thank you.

Jane Harwood, PA to Head of Human Resources , The IET