Financial Courses for Corporate Communicators & Non-Financial People in London

FinanceTalking offers a broad range of open courses in convenient central London locations. Choose from specialist courses for corporate communicators, 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 in London

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 Capital Markets, Financial PR & IR

1-Day Introductory Skills  

If you are just getting started in financial PR or investor relations 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.

 
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 Skills  

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 corporate 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

Financial Communications – A Deeper Dive: IR, Activism, M&A and Communicating for Value

2-Days Developing Skills  

This two-day, very practical course is designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of how to tell a great investment story in a way that will enhance your company’s reputation and value.  We put you into the shoes of an analyst to help you understand what this key audience really wants and needs.  Along the way, we help you deal with special situations – activism and M&A as well as communicating for value day-to-day.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand your investors and how they think so that you can tell the right story to the right people
  • 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
  • Become a more effective communicator in activism and M&A situations
  • See how you can use communications to drive fair value
Understand & Analyse Financial Results

Financial Communications – A Deeper Dive: Accounting, Analysis & Best Practice Reporting

2-Days Developing Skills  

This two day course takes a deeper dive into financial information.  Looking through the eyes of analysts and investors, we focus on results reporting and the annual report to help you build your practical financial and analytical skills. In a small group, you’ll get plenty of practice and the opportunity to use your own company as a case study (don’t forget to bring a copy of your annual report and latest full year results with you).

 
OUTCOMES
  • See how you can further develop your company’s investment case, using the numbers and key performance indicators to tell your financial story
  • Be able to pre-empt the issues that are likely to come up from investors, analysts and commentators in the media
  • Build confidence with the numbers and your ability to comment effectively on draft results and other financial announcements
  • Develop a scheme for getting to grips with how a company is performing, quickly and efficiently.
Finance Essentials for Banks

Finance Essentials for Banks

1-Day Developing Skills  

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

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

Financial Communications MasterClass

 
 
OUTCOMES

 

Cogs

Introductory Course

Open Courses for Non-Financial Managers in London

Finance for Non-Financial Managers 1

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Intro London

1-Day Introductory Skills  

BUY ONE PLACE GET ONE HALF PRICE – Email us to book.

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 London

2-Days Developing Skills  

BUY ONE PLACE GET ONE HALF PRICE – Email us to book

This two-day course is ideal for business managers who would like to be more financially skilled. Starting from scratch, 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 in London

Introduction to Financial Markets, Financial PR & IR

Introduction to Capital Markets, Financial PR & IR

1-Day Introductory Skills  

If you are just getting started in financial PR or investor relations 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.

 
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 Developing Skills  

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