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UQ Business School

Finance for Non-Finance Managers

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Sep 19—20
2 days
Brisbane, Australia
AUD 1850 ≈USD 1326
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.

Building your capability through

After completing the Finance for Non-Finance Managers course, you will:

  • better understand accounting and finance terminology and conventions
  • be better placed to make informed financial decisions
  • be more effective at developing and managing your budget
  • know what to look for when analysing financial statements and determining performance
  • be able to apply tools, techniques and methodologies to improve financial outcomes

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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