Finance for Non-Finance Managers

Price: $1850 (exc GST)

Cost management is an increasingly important business function and KPI for managers and supervisors. Finance for Non-Finance Managers is designed for professionals with no formal accounting qualifications. It aims to develop your understanding of the accounting framework and the language of accounting.

The course highlights the difference between accounting and financial management and introduces key financial management tools, techniques and terminology. Content covers cost analysis, performance management, budgeting, pricing and discounting, and improved decision-making.

You will gain an understanding of financial reports, including trends, forecasts and predictive analysis. You will also examine your personal financial management strengths and areas for development.

Use of real world business anecdotes and examples ensure theory is relevant and engaging. Case studies, group activities, and practical learning exercises are also used to explore how you can apply the information you have learned in a real world setting.

Building your capability through

  • understanding accounting and financial management
  • gaining an enhanced understanding of the non-finance manager role in finance management
  • analysing and evaluating the content of financial statements and reports
  • using ratio analysis to interpret and determine the performance and position of a reporting entity
  • utilising accounting information to make a variety of decisions internal to the firm
  • effective use of implementation tools, techniques and methodologies to improve financial outcomes
  • understanding the principles of Corporations Law and Governance.

Our expert facilitators

John Cleary
BA, Grad Dip Business (Management)

John is the Managing Director of Cost Management Specialists. He has built his reputation as a performance improvement expert over 20 years. He specialises in strategic planning, governance, leadership, change management and cost management, and is recognised for his business acumen and practical approach both nationally and internationally. John is particularly passionate about finding hidden profit and leveraging ROI.

John has worked as a consultant internationally in Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Tanzania and Thailand. Some of his key clients include Coles Myer, National Australia Bank, Coca Cola Amatil, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Telstra, World Vision, and Film Australia.

Networking opportunities

This course is designed for non-finance middle to senior managers who want to develop their cost management and finance decision-making skills.