Financial Training Courses for Corporate Communicators & Non-Financial People

FinanceTalking offers a broad range of open financial training courses in convenient central locations in the UK and Internationally. Choose from specialist courses for corporate communicators, investor relations and financial PR practitioners, finance for non-financial people and unique courses specifically designed for banks. Start with our introductory courses to learn the basics, and then move on to more in-depth concepts with our practitioner/intermediate courses

Introductory Courses

Open Courses for Corporate Communicators Around the World 

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For newcomers to financial communications or experienced corporate communications, investor relations and financial PR practitioners with limited financial expertise.

Introduction to Financial Markets, Financial PR & IR

Introduction to Financial Markets, Financial PR & IR

1-Day Introductory Course

If you are just getting started in financial PR or investor relations or if you need to understand financial markets and audiences in order to be effective in a corporate communications role, then this course is a must. We will help you see how the financial markets big picture fits together. You’ll understand how and why companies issue shares and bonds, how they are traded and how listed companies are expected to communicate.

 
OUTCOMES
  • See the big picture – the context for your role
  • Get to grips with financial markets jargon
  • Communicate with the key players – appreciating how they think and how they operate
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the financial calendar.
Finance Essentials for Communicators

Finance Essentials for Communicators

2-Days Introductory Course

This 2-day programme is designed to help you understand the essentials of finance that you’ll need to communicate your company’s financial story effectively. We cover the big picture, shareholder value, accounting, corporate finance and company valuation – all in an accessible way for corporation communicators.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Develop your financial fluency
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of corporate finance and accounting concepts
  • Understand how to use numbers and KPIs to tell your financial story
  • Learn to communicate in a way that helps your company achieve fair value


Bull-Note

Intermediate Courses

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For corporate communications, investor relations and financial PR practitioners who would like to develop their financial skills.

Essentials of Corporate Finance, Valuation and M&A

Essentials of Corporate Finance, Valuation and M&A

1-Day Intermediate Course

This concise, one-day course is designed to help you develop the language of investment bankers and the boardroom.  We cover the key corporate finance concepts that form the basis of many strategic discussions – shareholder value, cost of capital, capital raising, dividends and share buy-backs, company valuation and M&A.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand and be able to use the language of investment bankers and the boardroom
  • Appreciate how companies are valued by the stock market and in M&A situations
  • Become familiar with capital raising via debt and equity and options for dealing with surplus cash
  • See how to use communications to influence valuation
  • Become a more effective communicator in M&A situations
Understand & Analyse Financial Results

Understand & Analyse Financial Results

1-Day Intermediate Course

This concise, one day course takes a look at financial results through the eyes of analysts, investors and the media. Designed to build your analytical skills, we recap the principles you have already learnt and apply them to real situations across a range of sectors.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand financial results and be able to analyse financial performance and position
  • Be able to critique the numbers and pre-empt questions from analysts, investors and the media
  • Understand capital structure and the optimum capital mix
  • Appreciate the issues faced by analysts when building models and forecasting
  • Use Key Performance Indicators to tell your financial story
Finance Essentials for Banks

Finance Essentials for Banks

1-Day Intermediate Course

This concise, one day course will enable you to gain a working knowledge of how banks make money and create value for their shareholders. We will cover bank strategy and key performance indicators; how the income statement and balance sheet work for a bank and the headline numbers for results; how banks are regulated and the impact this has on strategy and performance. We will use a major bank as our main example and compare to a range of others in the sector.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Become conversant with the language of a bank’s senior management
  • Understand the business of banking and how banks make money
  • Appreciate how banks create value for shareholders and how this drives strategy
  • Understand bank balance sheets and income statements
  • See how banks are regulated, including capital ratios, leverage, liquidity etc
  • Be able to use key performance indicators to tell your financial story

Advanced Courses

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For experienced IROs, senior financial communicators and other people in finance roles who would like to develop their financial skills.

Financial Communications MasterClass

Financial Communications MasterClass

1-Day Advanced Course

This one day masterclass is designed to give directors and senior management a practical understanding of the capital markets, best practices and obligations associated with being a public company and ideas as to how you might best communicate your company’s investment story.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand the capital markets and the context for your financial communications
  • See how investors and analysts evaluate investment opportunities and how to tell your company’s investment story convincingly
  • Know the rules and regulations for listed companies and how to handle price-sensitive information
  • Appreciate the role of Investor Relations, Analyst Communications and Media Relations and how best to manage them

 

 

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Introductory Course

Open Courses for Non-Financial Managers 

Finance for Non-Financial Managers 1

Finance for Non-Financial Managers 1

1-Day Introductory Course

This course, designed for non-financial managers, uses the FinanceTalking accounting game to show you how accounting works. By the end of the day you will have a good understanding of how the income statement (P&L), balance sheet and cash flows fit together. You will appreciate the role of financial management and you will see how to apply your learning to a real company example. We teach in small groups so that you can be sure of individual attention.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Get to grips with how accountants think and be able to use the language of finance
  • Understand how the key financial statements fit together
  • Appreciate the relationship between profits and cash flows
  • Understand the key drivers of profitability
  • Be able to link the numbers with underlying business activities
  • Gain an understanding of both management information and financial accounts.

MoneyPuzzle2

Intermediate Course

Finance for Non-Financial Managers 2

Finance for Non-Financial Managers 2

2-Days Intermediate Course

This two-day course is ideal for business managers who would like to be more financially skilled. You’ll understand the key financial concepts that are of crucial importance in the boardroom. And we break these concepts down to see what they mean for you in your role. We cover the big picture; how accountants think; how the numbers help you understand performance; budgeting and forecasting; and investment appraisal – everything you need to know to make better business decisions.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand balance sheets and income statements and use them confidently
  • Contribute effectively to budgets and forecasts
  • Understand key corporate finance concepts such as ROI and cost of capital
  • Be able to evaluate investment proposals using concepts such as NPV and IRR
  • Make better decisions by understanding the financial impact of your actions
  • Be able to speak the language of the boardroom
For all training options for Finance for Non-Financial Managers, click here.
MoneyGlobe

Introductory Course

Open Courses for Banks

Introduction to Financial Markets, Financial PR & IR

Introduction to Financial Markets, Financial PR & IR

1-Day Introductory Course

If you are just getting started in financial PR or investor relations or if you need to understand financial markets and audiences in order to be effective in a corporate communications role, then this course is a must. We will help you see how the financial markets big picture fits together. You’ll understand how and why companies issue shares and bonds, how they are traded and how listed companies are expected to communicate.

 
OUTCOMES
  • See the big picture – the context for your role
  • Get to grips with financial markets jargon
  • Communicate with the key players – appreciating how they think and how they operate
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the financial calendar.
Bank

Intermediate Course

Finance Essentials for Banks

Finance Essentials for Banks

1-Day Intermediate Course

This concise, one day course will enable you to gain a working knowledge of how banks make money and create value for their shareholders. We will cover bank strategy and key performance indicators; how the income statement and balance sheet work for a bank and the headline numbers for results; how banks are regulated and the impact this has on strategy and performance. We will use a major bank as our main example and compare to a range of others in the sector.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Become conversant with the language of a bank’s senior management
  • Understand the business of banking and how banks make money
  • Appreciate how banks create value for shareholders and how this drives strategy
  • Understand bank balance sheets and income statements
  • See how banks are regulated, including capital ratios, leverage, liquidity etc
  • Be able to use key performance indicators to tell your financial story