Upcoming Course Dates

4 Hours
Tue 31 Jan 2023
Zoom Virtual Classroom
£360.00 + VAT


Prerequisite Courses
To get the most out of this course, you should have completed the following:

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact Miranda Lane (info@financetalking.com)

Related Courses
The following courses are closely related to this course.

Financial Management Essentials – Virtual

4 Hours

Are you responsible for a budget? Do you get involved in putting together business cases? This workshop will help you understand and contribute to the financial management process, including how to review financial reports quickly and effectively and how to appraise investment proposals.  You will come away with the skills you need to manage your business area and really make an impact.


  • Understand the role of financial management and how it fits with strategy
  • Learn how to prepare meaningful budgets and forecasts and review monthly management reports
  • Be able to evaluate investment proposals using concepts such as NPV and IRR

What's Included

  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning
  • Colour-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions

After the course, you will have access for 4 months to the following eLearning course which will help you consolidate your knowledge:

What you will learn

Financial Planning

  • Budgets and how they fit in with strategy
  • Additional implications for listed companies
  • Preparing & reviewing your budget
  • Cost types and behaviours
  • The role of forecasting and the forecasting process
  • Reviewing typical management reports
  • Variance analysis – making the connections with business actions
  • The implications for strategy

Investment Appraisal

  • Concepts and definitions
  • Payback periods and simple ROIs
  • The concept of discounted cash flows, Net Present Values & IRRs
  • Building models
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Making the business case
  • The link to whole company valuation

How you will learn

We use Zoom to deliver our virtual events

  • Very simple to use
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls