Financial Training Courses for Corporate Communicators in the USA

Our financial training courses are designed to make complex concepts simple, demystify financial jargon and to give investor relations and media relations practitioners the financial tools they need to excel in their role.

Our financial training courses are designed to make complex concepts simple, demystify financial jargon
and to give investor relations and media relations practitioners the financial tools they need to excel in their role.

Our financial training courses are designed to make complex concepts simple, demystify financial jargon
and to give investor relations and media relations practitioners the financial tools they need to excel in their role.

Welcome to FinanceTalking

Specialists in financial training for non-financial people,
corporate communications, financial PR and Investor Relations.

Open Courses In Association with NIRI

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Our open courses across the USA in association with the US National Investor Relations Institute take place in various locations several times a year.

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All Courses in the USA

Finance Essentials for Communicators

Finance Essentials for Communicators

2-Days Developing Skills  

This 2-day program 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 IR specialists and corporate communicators.

Who Should Attend?

  • Newcomers to IR and corporate communications in a listed company environment
  • Senior communicators with little or no finance experience
  • Anyone working in a communications role who would like to understand finance from a communications perspective
 
OUTCOMES
  • Develop your financial fluency and be able to talk the language of senior management
  • 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
Think Like an Analyst - Pre-conference Short Day

Think Like an Analyst – Pre-conference Short Day

5-hours Developing Skills  

Learn to look through the eyes of one of your key target audiences. Find out how analysts think, how they build their models and what pushes their buttons. This course will put you in the shoes of an analyst so that you can see things from their perspective. Exercises include interpreting how guidance affects an analyst’s model and identifying the key assumptions in consensus.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for anyone who deals with the sell-side as part of the company’s financial communications. We will assume that you have taken Finance Essentials or have the equivalent knowledge.  Participants tend to come from a mixture of financial and non-financial backgrounds and this course provides something for everyone.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand the role of the sell-side, primary tasks, sources of information and perspectives
  • Appreciate how analysts do their job – from identifying the value drivers, through to forecasting and model building, valuing the business and making a recommendation
  • Be able to translate this into lessons for IR on how best to communicate with and influence analysts on both the sell-side and the buy-side
Understanding Capital Markets

Understanding Capital Markets

1-Day Introductory Skills  

If you are just getting started in IR or corporate communications, or if you need to understand capital 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 capital 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.

Who Should Attend?

  • Newcomers to IR and corporate communications in a listed company environment
  • Senior communicators with little or no capital markets experience
 
OUTCOMES
  • See the big picture – the context for your role
  • Get to grips with financial markets jargon
  • Grasp the essentials of economics
  • Communicate with the key players – appreciating how they think and how they operate
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the financial calendar
Understanding Earnings

Understanding Earnings

1-Day Developing Skills  

If you work with earnings as part of your IR or corporate communications role, but are not a finance specialist, then this course is for you. In just one day, we will help you understand accounting information, be able to identify headline points and raise the pertinent questions around earnings, all by looking through the eyes of your target audiences.

Who Should Attend?

  • Newcomers to IR and corporate communications in a listed company environment
  • Senior communicators with little or no finance experience
  • Anyone working in a communications role with responsibility for earnings reporting or communicating earnings internally or externally
 
OUTCOMES
  • Develop your financial fluency and be able to talk the language of analysts, investors and the financial media
  • Gain a good understanding of balance sheets and income statements
  • Be able to work with non-GAAP numbers
  • Appreciate what is crucial to communicate around earnings

Courses Coming Up in the USA

Online Financial Training Courses

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Currency Jigsaw - Financial reporting coursesUnderstand income statements, balance sheets, budgeting & forecasting, investment appraisal, analysing financial statements & shareholder value.

Financial Communications ToolkitCurrency with mortarboard - Corporate finance courses

Understand board level language and concepts, including shareholder value, cost of capital, company valuation and evaluating M&A.

Banks

Understand bank balance sheets, how they make
profits, capital regulation and how to use typical ratios to evaluate performance.

In-Company Financial Training

Tailored courses specifically designed to meet your team's requirements.
Give us a call, our tutors are always happy to discuss your needs on +44 1572 717000 or find out more below.

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