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“What a fantastic two days. You made it fly by and were adept at dealing with all of us and our individual requests. You have really improved my knowledge and confidence"
COO, financial services company

"For the first time I feel confident in discussing/challenging colleagues on financial matters"
Commercial & Sales Director, private company

Financial Courses for Non Financial People

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If you are looking for finance for non financial people training courses - either in-house or open courses, we can help you. 

  • Our courses will enable you to understand the financial impact of business decisions and engage in financial discussions and meetings with confidence.
  • You will be taught by experienced tutors who have substantial real world experience, can explain the jargon and concepts simply and who will make finance come alive so that you really enjoy learning. 
  • You can attend an open course, or we can design and deliver training for you in-house.

If you are looking for an open course, choose from the two options below...


One Day Introductory Course

This one day introductory course, designed for non-financial managers, uses the FinanceTalking accounting game, a simulation, which shows you how accounting works.
By the end of the day you will have a good understanding of business structures, how the income statement (P&L), balance sheet and cash flows fit together and the impact of key business decisions.

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Two Day Intermediate Course

If you are non-financial manager, but are expected to use financial information as part of your job, then this two-day, intermediate level course is ideal.

We will show you how business works from a financial perspective, covering everything that your finance department would like you to know - financial reporting, budgeting, funding, investment appraisal and the implications of being either a listed or private business.




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Two Day Intermediate Course

This two day course, designed specifically for HR professionals, will help improve your financial fluency and enable you to engage more effectively with both finance professionals and senior management.

We teach in small groups so that you can be sure of individual attention and help with applying the learning to your organisation.

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We work closely with you on course design through to implementation to ensure that we address your business needs and our practical approach helps to maximize the opportunities for reinforcement back at work.

Find out more about in-house tailored finance for non-financial managers courses >

Or contact Miranda Lane to discuss a tailored programme for your company >


Some common themes:

  • Appreciating how your business decisions affect your financials and key performance indicators
  • Confidence in financial discussions - financial fluency - jargon and concepts
  • Understanding the drivers of your profit and loss account
  • Differentiating between profits and cash flows
  • Better budgeting and forecasting
  • Influencing your balance sheet- capital investment and working capital management
  • Understanding the difference between capex and opex
  • Understanding the monthly management pack
  • Better investment appraisal
  • Understanding the listed company environment and the implications for planning and reporting