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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Learn the fundamentals of finance and accounting
  • The course covers:

    • Contents of accounts
    • The profit and loss account and balance sheet
    • Ratio analysis
    • Cash flow analysis
    • IFRS, IAS and the IASB
    • The time value of money
    • Project analysis
    • The cost of capital
    • Business valuation
    • Presenting financial information
    Who should attend:
    • The course is ideal for those persons seeking a proper grounding in the fundamentals of finance and accounting, including:
    • Non-financial managers from backgrounds such as design, production, engineering, sales, marketing, legal, IT and HR
    • Entrepreneurs and consultants
    • Financial services managers seeking the basics of finance and accounting
    • Other non-financial specialists who wish to know more about finance and accounting
    Course background
    Finance for Non-Financial Managers is an intensive five-day course designed to provide non-financial managers and others with the knowledge and confidence required to comprehend and participate in financial decision-making and analysis.The course is in the style of a series of presentations interspersed with case study material. Delegates are required to carry out a fair amount of financial manipulation and are introduced to spreadsheets with a number of cases.


    The case studies are designed to enable the delegate to take ownership of the knowledge offered by applying it to a case immediately after the relevant presentation. This is further reinforced by the completion of group cases towards the end of the course. The course is ideal for managers and others who are not financially trained, but who need to be familiar with the overall concepts and language used in corporate financial management, financial analysis, credit transactions and other corporate finance activities.


    Delegates should have with them a simple calculator for use in financial analysis cases (a specialist financial calculator is not necessary). A portable computer with spreadsheet software is preferable for completing a number of cases. Whilst the course is not explicitly designed as a spreadsheet software training course delegates less familiar with spreadsheets should be able to develop their spreadsheet knowledge from the case study material offered in the course.


    Delegates are encouraged to ask questions and develop their knowledge by enquiry. The presentation style is intensive, inclusive and informal. In the pre-course period delegates are expected to read from cover to cover a complete set of published statutory accounts.

  • DAY 1: Dealing with the fundamentals

    Introduction to financial analysis
    • Differences in accounting terminology
    • Identifying the relationship between cash flow and profit
    • Development of an integrated cash flow model
    • Recognising it's all about cash
    • Understanding the relationships between the three main accounting statements.
    Exercise: Accounting terminology

    Fundamentals of accounting statements: The profit & loss account
    • Detailed review of the Profit and Loss Account
    • Profit types - Trading, asset and business
    • Inventory, Depreciation, Capitalised interest
    • Minority interests and consolidation
    • Exceptional and material items
    Fundamentals of accounting statements the balance sheet
    • Detailed review of the Balance Sheet
    • Understanding the fixed assets note,
    • Accounting goodwill – What is it?
    • Liabilities, pension fund accounting
    • Debt and other liabilities like debt
    • Deferred tax, contingent liabilities
    Accounting abuses and update
    • Abuses of Fair Accounting
    • Basic abuses relevant to all businesses
    • More complex abuses relevant to larger groups
    Case study: Delegates examine and evaluate the P&L of this major company

     


    DAY 2: Cash flow analysis and accounting issues

    Understanding cash flows
    • Detailed review of the Cash Flow Statement
    • Analysing and interpreting cash flows
    • Summarising cash flows for analysis
    Case study: Summarising cash flows
    Delegates summarise cash flows for analysis purposes

     


    Cash flow analysis

    • The four phases in the life of a business
    Case study: Examining patterns of cash flows
    Delegates match cash flows to sectors
    • Dealing with the consequences of growth and no-growth.
    Case study: Growth & no-growth cash flows
    Delegates restate cash flows to improve their understanding of performances

     

    Financial analysis techniques – Ratio analysis

    • Objectives of ratio analysis
    • Developing ratio analysis skills
    • Different types of ratios
    • How much information is there in ratios?
    • Ratio rules – Avoiding errors of principle
    Case study: Use of ratios
    Delegates match ratios to different types of businesses.
    Delegates consider what ratios do and do not tell us.

     


    Global accounting in the new century

    • Overview of the International Accounting Standards Board
    • The implications of the IAS Initiative
    • Review of new standards produced in the last five years

    DAY 3: Financial mathematics and project analysis

    The time value of money
    • Present & future values
    • Defining the discount factor
    Exercises: Discounting calculations

     

    Net present value (NPV) – Developing the concept

    • NPV's and varying future cash flows
    • Perpetuities and annuities
    Exercises: Annuities and perpetuities

     


    Project analysis

    • Introduction to project analysis
    • Developing a forecast of the project cash flows
    • Identifying the key risk areas
    Evaluating capital investment projects
    • Discounted cash flow techniques
    • Calculating the internal rate of return
    Case study: Speculative housing project
    Delegates perform investment appraisals to decide whether to proceed with a capital investment

     


    Case study: Project analysis
    Delegates create a summary of the project cash flows & Identify the principal project risks


    Case study: Eight Projects
    Delegates evaluate a number of projects and decide which projects should be pursued and which rejected.

    • Management information
    • Budgeting
    • Monthly reporting
    • Costing
    • Forecasting
    • Planning
    Credit analysis - The basic concepts
    • Introducing credit analysis frameworks
    • Financial analysis – Review of the issues
    • Non-financial analysis – Developing a framework

    DAY 4: Cost of capital and valuation

    The cost of capital and the underlying corporate finance theory
    • The cost of debt
    • The capital asset pricing model
    • The tax subsidy effect
    • The cost of equity
    • Portfolio theory
    • The Equity Risk premium
    • Completing the WACC
    • Mogdiliani Miller and the theory of leverage
    Exercise: Cost of capital calculation

    Funding structures

    • The relationship between business risk & financial risk
    • The four phases of the corporate life-cycle
    • Identifying appropriate funding structures
    • Recognising the drivers of funding strategies
    Cash flow valuation
    • Preparing the forecast
    • Identifying the free cash flows
    • Competing the valuation
    Case study: Beatific

    Other valuation methods

    • Earnings based valuation
    • Dividend discounting
    • Asset valuation
    Case study: Valuation methods - Magnificence


    The need for growth

    • A review of the consequences of our understanding of the WACC and valuation for those responsible for managing listed business

    DAY 5

    Case studies and presentation skills


    Case study:
    Business analysis
    Delegates analyse a business using the methods learned in the course


    Case study: Business valuation
    Delegates value a business using the methods learned in the course.


    Case study: Financial presentation in small groups
    Delegates prepare and give a presentation of the salient features gained from the analysis case in session one using spreadsheets and graphics.

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme

Venue

London

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