UNSW Business School

Essentials of Finance for Non-Finance Managers

Available dates

Mar 11—13, 2020
3 days
Sydney, Australia
AUD 4785 ≈USD 3375
AUD 1595 per day
Jun 10—12, 2020
3 days
Sydney, Australia
AUD 4785 ≈USD 3375
AUD 1595 per day
Aug 19—21, 2020
3 days
Sydney, Australia
AUD 4785 ≈USD 3375
AUD 1595 per day


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About the course

Learn how to interpret, analyse and evaluate key financials.

Build a toolkit to understand financials, from interpretation of income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements and financial footnotes to communicating with confidence in financial and accounting language.

What you’ll learn

Through interactive discussion and practical activities, you’ll build a toolkit to:

  • Understand and use financial terms with confidence
  • Analyse and interpret financial statements
  • Understand the financial position of your business unit and/or organisation
  • Budget more effectively
  • Make stronger investment decisions
  • Measure risk and recognise financial warning signs


Day 1:

  • Disclosure requirements of public and private organisations
  • Balance sheets
  • Income statements
  • Accrual accounting
  • Revenue and expenses
  • Interpreting cash flow statements
  • Financial warning signs

Day 2:

  • Performance and financial ratios
  • Return on investment and return on assets
  • Using accounting information for planning purposes
  • Reviewing your financial statement

Day 3:

  • Analysing your financial statement
  • Preparing operating budgets
  • Capital budgeting and decision making
  • Net present value, internal rate of return and payback
  • Using accounting information to make decisions
  • Balanced scorecards

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Ken Trotman

Ken Trotman is a Scientia Professor and was Head of the School of Accounting from 1991 to February 2000. He has held visiting appointments at a range of overseas institutions including Cornell University, the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His main curr...


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