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Specialised Business Skills Courses

Finance for non-financial Managers

Course Overview

Finance and profitability affects everyone within a company. It is essential, when making business decisions, to be able to understand any relevant financial considerations. This requires knowledge of business finance, the terminology and its impact on organisational outcomes.

If you overspend your budget, it eats into the company’s overall profitability, and buying a new expensive IT system has to be balanced out by the savings that will be realised in the long term. Not being able to talk with confidence about basic finances can also undermine personal credibility as a Manager or Leader.

The GBS Finance for Non-Financial Managers course is aimed at Managers and other professional staff who have no formal training in financial and accounting concepts. The course aim is to de-mystify the finance process for those who are required to use financial reports. It also gives them the skills and confidence to understand the terminology.

Typical learning outcomes

  • Read, understand and interpret financial information
  • Remove the myths and fears that surround finance
  • Anticipate the financial implications of your plans and decisions
  • Interpret profit and loss accounts
  • Interpret reports and accounts and implications for your area
  • Increased awareness of accounting and the law
  • Develop a personal action plan

Course format options

  • In House Course
  • Public Course

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