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Finance for Non-Finance Managers

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This half-day seminar will help you gain a working knowledge of how managers use financial information to make better business decisions. It will demystify financial statements and a variety of financial and accounting tools, giving you an increased understanding of how these concepts can be used in measurement, evaluation and decision-making. It will help you to understand and interpret data from financial reports, including the 10K, balance sheets, income statements, statement of cash flows, budgets, and divisional performance reports to make better business decisions based upon this information. Using Excel modeling, the course will teach the analysis of historical performance of a company using ratio analysis and financial forecasting.

UQ Business School

Finance for Non-Finance Managers

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Sep 19—20, 2019
2 days
Brisbane, Australia
AUD 1850 ≈USD 1254
AUD 925 per day


Team Leaders, operations managers, senior executives and board members experience how important finance is as a performance indicator and identify their need to speak ‘the language of business’.

Finance for Non-Finance Managers is a two-day course for managers and aspiring managers with no formal finance qualifications.

The course demystifies accounting and finance by providing practical understanding of financial management including tools, techniques and terminology. Content includes accounting conventions, interpreting financial statements, cost and target costing, pricing, budgeting, discounting, margin management, variance analysis, ratios, ROI, variance analysis and financial decision-making.

Real world business anecdotes and examples make the accounting and finance theory more relevant by engaging participants in case studies, group activities, and practical exercises to develop their learning and reinforce how to apply their learning in the workplace and other settings where financial skills are required.

What you will learn

  • Better understanding accounting and finance terminology and conventions
  • Being better placed to make informed financial decisions
  • Being more effective at developing and managing your budget
  • Knowing what to look for when analysing financial statements and determining performance
  • Being able to apply tools, techniques and methodologies to improve financial outcomes
  • Appreciating the value of variance analysis and target costing in financial management

Who should attend

Finance for Non-Finance Managers is designed for non-finance executives, including operational managers, functional managers, general managers and board members, or anyone who wants to develop their understanding of cost management, accounting, and finance, and to integrate finance into their decision-making process.

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