Finance for Non-Finance Managers course

Non-Finance Professional Learning Accounting & Finance

Cost management is a key performance indicator and basic business function for most professionals, from operational managers through to senior executives and board members. To make informed and confident financial management decisions, you must be able to understand core accounting and finance concepts, and use and interpret financial data and reports.   

Finance for Non-Finance Managers is a two-day course designed for people with no formal finance qualifications or experience. The course aims to demystify the world of finance, and to provide you with a practical approach to understanding accounting frameworks and the language of finance.

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.

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

Price: $1850 (exc. GST)

Building your capability through

After completing the course, you will know how to:

  • understand accounting and finance terms and terminology
  • analyse and evaluate the content of financial statements and reports
  • use ratio analysis to interpret and determine the performance and position of a reporting entity
  • implement and use tools, techniques, and methodologies to improve financial outcomes
  • use accounting information to make a variety of decisions internal to the firm
  • employ the principles of Corporations Law and governance
  • understand the role of the non-finance manager in financial management.

Our expert facilitators

John Cleary

John is the Managing Director of Blue Chip Consulting Group. He has built his reputation as a performance improvement expert over the last 20 years and specialises in strategic planning, governance, leadership, change management, and cost management. John is particularly passionate about performance improvement using a value stream approach, which employs systems thinking, constraints management, lean six sigma methodologies, and process excellence.

He has provided training as a consultant in strategic cost management, finance and performance improvement both in Australia, and internationally, including 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.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma of Business (Management) from Monash University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Networking opportunities

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.