Online Finance Courses/Training for Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Our practical, engaging financial training courses are designed specifically for corporate communications, investor relations and financial media relations.

We use visuals, audio & plenty of interactivity to keep you interested & alert. You control the pace & can recap at any point.

Each course has a final quiz which consists of 15-20 questions to reinforce the learning and test your understanding.

You will find a financial glossary tab to help with the jargon you can click on the tutor at any point for further explanations.

Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss any aspect of the course.

All courses come with a briefing paper to download and keep.

We will monitor your progress & send reminders when necessary.

Our practical, engaging financial training courses are designed specifically for corporate communications, investor relations and financial media relations.
Choose from online courses, open courses or in-company training – all designed to make a real difference to your day-to-day work.

We use visuals, audio & plenty of interactivity to keep you interested & alert. You control the pace & can recap at any point.

Each course has a final quiz which consists of 15-20 questions to reinforce the learning and test your understanding.

You will find a financial glossary tab to help with the jargon you can click on the tutor at any point for further explanations.

Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss any aspect of the course.

All courses come with a briefing paper to download and keep.

We will monitor your progress & send reminders when necessary.

 

Our practical, engaging financial training courses are designed specifically for corporate communications, investor relations and financial media relations.
Choose from online courses, open courses or in-company training – all designed to make a real difference to your day-to-day work.

We use visuals, audio & plenty of interactivity to keep you interested & alert. You control the pace & can recap at any point.

Each course has a final quiz which consists of 15-20 questions to reinforce the learning and test your understanding.

You will find a financial glossary tab to help with the jargon you can click on the tutor at any point for further explanations.

Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss any aspect of the course.

All courses come with a briefing paper to download and keep.

We will monitor your progress & send reminders when necessary.

Our practical, engaging financial training courses are designed specifically for corporate communications, investor relations and financial media relations.

We use visuals, audio & plenty of interactivity to keep you interested & alert. You control the pace & can recap at any point.

Each course has a final quiz which consists of 15-20 questions to reinforce the learning and test your understanding.

You will find a financial glossary tab to help with the jargon you can click on the tutor at any point for further explanations.

Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss any aspect of the course.

All courses come with a briefing paper to download and keep.

We will monitor your progress & send reminders when necessary.

Our practical, engaging financial training courses are designed specifically for corporate communications, investor relations and financial media relations.
Choose from online courses, open courses or in-company training – all designed to make a real difference to your day-to-day work.

We use visuals, audio & plenty of interactivity to keep you interested & alert. You control the pace & can recap at any point.

Each course has a final quiz which consists of 15-20 questions to reinforce the learning and test your understanding.

You will find a financial glossary tab to help with the jargon you can click on the tutor at any point for further explanations.

Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss any aspect of the course.

All courses come with a briefing paper to download and keep.

We will monitor your progress & send reminders when necessary.

 

Our practical, engaging financial training courses are designed specifically for corporate communications, investor relations and financial media relations.
Choose from online courses, open courses or in-company training – all designed to make a real difference to your day-to-day work.

We use visuals, audio & plenty of interactivity to keep you interested & alert. You control the pace & can recap at any point.

Each course has a final quiz which consists of 15-20 questions to reinforce the learning and test your understanding.

You will find a financial glossary tab to help with the jargon you can click on the tutor at any point for further explanations.

Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss any aspect of the course.

All courses come with a briefing paper to download and keep.

We will monitor your progress & send reminders when necessary.

 

Online Courses for Corporate Communications, Investor Relations & Financial Media Relations

Our online financial training courses are written and designed in-house to be practical, concise and engaging.  They are great as a stand-alone learning tool, as a pre-course requirement or to consolidate your previous learning.

We break down each course into bite-sized chunks so that you can do 5 or 10 minutes at a time on your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you like so long as you have an internet connection and headphones.

Our personalised approach means that you can email or phone your tutor if you have questions.

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Financial Markets

Capital Markets

Understand stock markets and capital raising, the role of investment banks, sell-side and buy-side; and the impact on financial communications with the following online courses for financial PR and investor relations practitioners:
Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets - Essentials Online Course

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

This course covers the basics of financial markets and instruments; how the capital markets work and the role of key participants; how companies access the capital markets and what it means to be a listed company.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand capital markets, how companies issue shares and bonds and how they are traded
  • Appreciate the role of investment banks
  • See the perspectives of key participants such as sell-side analysts, ratings agencies and investors
  • Learn lots of financial jargon and concepts
Initial Public Offers - Specialist Short Online Course

Initial Public Offers – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will help you understand initial public offers (IPOs), the implications, the process, how the shares are priced and the role of advisers.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

 
Rights Issues - Specialist Short Online Course

Rights Issues – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will give you a good understanding of rights issues, what they mean for the company and what they mean for shareholders, including common calculations.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

Get all three courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle:

 

Capital Markets Bundle
Money-Puzzle

Financial Reporting

Understand income statements, balance sheets and key performance indicators – everything you need to tell your company’s financial story with the following online courses:

The Basics of Business Finance - Essentials Online Course

The Basics of Business Finance – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

This course is designed to give you a good understanding of the basics of business finance. You will learn how businesses are funded and what the money’s used for; how they make profits and generate cash; how to measure business performance; where to find the information you’ll need.  You’ll see how income statements and balance sheets work and you’ll also understand key financial jargon, concepts and commonly used financial metrics. 

 
OUTCOMES
  • Develop a good understanding of the basics of business finance
  • Learn lots of key concepts and financial language
  • See how financial statements work and how they are used
  • See how to calculate commonly used financial metrics
Adjusted Profits - Specialist Short Online Course

Adjusted Profits – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will give you a good understanding of what companies mean by “adjusted” or “underlying” profits and the advantages and pitfalls of using these numbers.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 
Understanding Cash Flows - Specialist Short Online Course

Understanding Cash Flows – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

In this course we cover the difference between profits and cash flows, we look at cash flow statements and we consider the impact of working capital management on cash generation.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 
Leverage & How Much is Too Much? - Specialist Short Online Course

Leverage & How Much is Too Much? – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course looks at leverage (gearing). We cover what makes a company suitable for high leverage, how to measure it and we consider how much is too much, using real examples.

Approximately 50 minutes.

 
How to Analyse a Company - Coffee Break Course

How to Analyse a Company – Coffee Break

Coffee Break  

Learn how to analyse a company in just 20 minutes with a series of 6 steps that will give you a quick and easy view of how a company’s doing.

Whether you’re looking from the point of view of a supplier, a lender, an investor or a potential employee, by the end of the course you’ll be in a good position to make an assessment of how the business is performing, whether it is financially sound and what the future is likely to hold. 

 

Or get all five courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle:

 

Understanding Financial Statements Bundle

Grad-Money

Corporate Finance

Understand board level language and concepts, including shareholder value, cost of capital and company valuation with our corporate finance online courses:

Understanding Shareholder Value - Essentials Online Course

Understanding Shareholder Value – Essentials Online Course

2 Hours Introductory Skills  

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of shareholder value, including what it means from a shareholder’s point of view; what it means from a company’s point of view; the levers a company can pull to create more value; making the link with strategic actions that drive value creation and communicating shareholder value.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand what shareholder value really means
  • See how companies drive value internally and externally
  • Understand the cost of capital and efficient balance sheets
  • Make the link with strategic actions that drive value creation
Initial Public Offers - Specialist Short Online Course

Initial Public Offers – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will help you understand initial public offers (IPOs), the implications, the process, how the shares are priced and the role of advisers.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

 
Rights Issues - Specialist Short Online Course

Rights Issues – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will give you a good understanding of rights issues, what they mean for the company and what they mean for shareholders, including common calculations.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 
Understanding DCF Valuation - Specialist Short Online Course

Understanding DCF Valuation – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

Learn how companies are valued using discounted cash flow techniques. We look at the principles, the maths and a real company example.

Approximately 60 minutes.

 
Understanding Valuation Using Multiples - Specialist Short Online Course

Understanding Valuation Using Multiples – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

Learn how companies are valued using multiples. We cover P/E ratios, P/B, dividend yield and ratios using enterprise value. 

Approximately 60 minutes.

 
Evaluating M&A from a Financial Point of View - Specialist Short Online Course

Evaluating M&A from a Financial Point of View – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will explain how deals are evaluated from a financial point of view.

Approximately 60 minutes.

 

Or get all six courses above with 10% discount for buying the bundle:

 

Corporate Finance & Valuation Bundle

Additional
Course Bundles

From capital markets through to accounting, analysis, shareholder value and company valuation the Financial Communications Toolkit comprises all courses above in one package:

 

Financial Communications Toolkit

Gain a good understanding of accounting, corporate finance and valuation - everything you need for effective financial PR or investor relations - with our Financial Skills for IR & Financial PR bundle:

 

Financial Skills for IR & Financial PR

 

If you would like a different combination of courses with 10% discount, please contact us.

 

We offer certificates for all our courses, including the online courses that we include to enable you to consolidate your learning. 

Most CPD is now self-certified (e.g. accountancy, law etc) so we don’t offer CPD “points” for particular organisations. However, our courses would certainly meet most organisations’ CPD requirements.

Interesting & Engaging Training Courses

All our public courses are run in small groups with experienced tutors who are adept at adjusting the course material to suit the delegates on the day.

Your tutor will be enthusiastic and knowledgeable with a talent for making complex concepts simple.

Most importantly, you will return to work with the tools in place to implement your learning and really make a difference.

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  • I can honestly say it was the best course I have attended during my time in IR.  I am sure it will give me more confidence going forward
  • Good coverage of basics - enjoyed applying to own statements

Open Courses for Corporate Communications, Investor Relations & Financial Media Relations

Introductory Skills

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

Introduction to Capital Markets, Financial PR & IR - UK

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 - UK

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

Understanding Capital Markets - US

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


Developing/Leadership Skills

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

Finance Essentials for Banks - UK

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

Finance Essentials for Communicators - US

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 - US

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

Excellent Venues

 

Our UK courses are held at wallacespace in central London.

They believe, like us, that learning needs a stimulating environment that shrugs off the constraints of the typical office.

 

 

Our UK courses are held in central London
within walking distance from mainline stations.

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wallacespace have airy spaces flooded with
natural daylight designed to energise and inspire.

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Expect a wonderful selection of delicious food.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and snacks during the day.

We offer certificates for all our courses, including the online courses that we include to enable you to consolidate your learning. 

Most CPD is now self-certified (e.g. accountancy, law etc) so we don’t offer CPD “points” for particular organisations. However, our courses would certainly meet most organisations’ CPD requirements.


Why FinanceTalking

Our financial training courses are designed by our experienced tutors and the way we do it really works.

 

Your tutor will be enthusiastic and knowledgeable with a talent for making complex concepts simple. Most importantly, we send you away with practical skills that you can put into practice back at work, ensuring long-lasting learning.

 

You will have access to a virtual classroom with further eLearning and/or briefing papers that will help you consolidate your learning.

 

  • I thought the workshop was excellent!  The style, enthusiasm, pace, energy, clarity - exceeded expectations
  • I must take this opportunity to thank you for excellent two day training that was carried out by you. Both sessions were rich, informative and highly useful
  • Very useful. I had an understanding but not the terminology, in-depth knowledge or confidence. Helped me really understand what I need to focus on when looking at listed companies

Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Financial Media Relations Training

 

We usually start the course design process with an analysis of your team’s needs. Download our learning needs analysis form here: LNA.

 

Below you can see a list of the subjects that we cover regularly and some examples of typical assignments.

 

If you would like to discuss your team's requirements,
please call Miranda Lane on +44 (0)1572 717000
or email miranda@financetalking.com.

 

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SUBJECTS

  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Communications around Initial Public Offers
  • Rules and Regulations for Listed Companies
  • Understanding Financial Results and Annual Reports
  • Corporate Finance and Shareholder Value Concepts
  • Investor Relations and Financial PR
  • Financial Analysis
  • Company Valuation and M&A

TYPICAL ASSIGNMENTS

Financial Markets

"We need to be sure that all our corporate communicators understand the demands of the financial markets on us as a listed company"

Regulation and Disclosure

"We have a new CFO and we'd like to give him a day's training on rules and regulations and the expectations of institutional investors"

Understanding Results

"We want to ensure that everyone in corporate comms is conversant with our KPIs and can communicate key messages around results with conviction"

Valuation and Strategy

"We want to explore how the markets value our shares and how we can enhance value through better communication of our investment story"

Financial Communications

"We would like to ensure that the whole team, from CFO to media relations, understands how best to communicate with financial audiences before, during and after our IPO"

Some of our Clients

 

Antofagasta | Aviva | AstraZeneca | Barclays | Brunswick | Diageo | Edelman | Enel | Emirates REIT | GSK | HSBC | ING | Lansons | Lloyds Banking Group | M&S | MHP Communications | National Grid | Novo Nordisk | Pearson | Portland | Prudential | Rexam | RBS | Shell | TalkTalk | TSB Bank | Unilever | Unite | Vectura | Zurich