Online Finance Courses/Training for Non-Financial Managers

Our practical, engaging financial training courses are designed specifically for non-financial management and business professionals.

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 non-financial management and business professionals.
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 non-financial management and business professionals.
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 non-financial management and business professionals.

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 non-financial management and business professionals.
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 non-financial management and business professionals.
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.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Online Financial Training Courses

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.

Our elearning is broken down into concise, online courses so that you can learn in bite-sized chunks and choose the courses that meet your requirements.

With our personalised approach you can email or phone your tutor if you have questions and we will monitor your progress &  send reminders when necessary.

Try our demo, to  experience the look and feel of our online courses.

Online-Courses

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Financial Management
Online Courses

Understand income statements, balance sheets, budgeting & forecasting, investment appraisal, how to analyse a real company's financial statements & understand shareholder value – everything you need to become more financially astute with the following courses:

The Basics of Business Finance - Online Course

The Basics of Business Finance – 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

Budgeting & Forecasting - Online Course

Budgeting and Forecasting – Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

Learn all about budgeting and forecasting.  This course will help you understand how to go about preparing a budget including what information you’ll need to ask for before you start and how to review your numbers for reasonableness.  You’ll see how to use typical monthly reports and learn how to input to the forecasting process.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Learn to prepare and review a budget
  • Understand the role of forecasting
  • Be familiar with cost types and behaviours
  • Gain confidence using budgets including variance analysis and other month-end issues

Investment Appraisal - Online Course

Investment Appraisal – Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

Understand investment appraisal from setting up the spreadsheet through to making the investment decision. We cover payback period, ROI, NPV, IRR and making the business case.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Be able to assess a project from a financial point of view
  • Understand what’s expected of you and how the process of project appraisal works
  • Be able to use appraisal methodologies such as payback period, ROI, NPV and IRR
  • Make a compelling business case

Understanding Financial Results and Annual Reports - Online Course

Understanding Financial Results and Annual Reports – Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

If you need to know how to analyse financial information as part of your job or if you are responsible for communicating financial results, this course is a perfect way of getting to grips with the numbers and key ratios.  We use retail giant, Walmart to make the learning real.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Interpret the information in a company’s financial results and annual report
  • Use key ratios to assess performance
  • Evaluate a company’s profitability, cash generation and financial strength

Understanding Shareholder Value - Online Course

Understanding Shareholder Value – Online Course

2-3 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 and making the link with strategic actions that drive value creation.

 
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

Understanding Company Valuation - Online Course

Understanding Company Valuation – Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of how listed companies are valued.  We look at the whole investment decision-making process, covering discounted cash flow valuation and valuation using multiples; and we look at how companies can communicate with the financial markets with a view to achieving fair value.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand the investment decision-making process
  • See how companies are valued using discounted cash flow (DCF) techniques
  • Appreciate how companies can be valued using a range of multiples
  • Understand how analysts and investors build their models
  • Make the link between communication and value.

Get the first two courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle.

 

Get the first three courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle.

 

Get the first four courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle.

 

Get the first five courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle.

 

Get all six courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle.

 

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

 

If you work in a listed company environment you may also be interested in the following courses:

Introduction to Capital Markets - Online Course

Introduction to Capital Markets – Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

Learn how the capital markets work and how companies raise capital by issuing bonds and shares. You will understand the key concepts and jargon and the role of investment banks. We also cover major types of investor on the buy-side and the role of analysts on the sell-side.

 
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


  • It exceeded my expectations dramatically. I expected the course to be boring but it was very entertaining.
  • Overall the course was extremely well put together

Coffee Break Finance - NEW

 

Learn the language of finance in your coffee breaks with our short courses.

 

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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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  • Thanks for an extremely enjoyable day yesterday; you really made the learning experience easy, the course was well structured, professionally delivered, and your genuine enthusiasm was infectious!

Open Courses for Non-Financial Managers

 

Introductory Skills


Finance for Non-Financial Managers Intro

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.

Developing/Leadership Skills

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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

 

Finance Essentials for HR

Finance Essentials for HR Professionals

2-Days Developing Skills  

This two-day workshop is ideal for HR professionals 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 and set targets; budgeting and forecasting; and investment appraisal – everything you need to know to engage more effectively with your business partners.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand key corporate finance concepts such as ROI and cost of capital
  • Understand balance sheets and income statements and use them confidently
  • Contribute effectively to budgets and forecasts
  • Be able to evaluate investment proposals using concepts such as NPV and IRR
  • Understand the key drivers of profitability and efficiency and the link with both HR metrics and remuneration
  • Make better decisions by understanding the financial impact of your actions
  • Be able to speak the language of the boardroom

Finance Essentials for Sales & Marketing

Finance Essentials for Sales & Marketing Professionals

2-Days Developing Skills  

This two-day workshop is ideal for sales and marketing professionals 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 and set targets; budgeting and forecasting; and investment appraisal – everything you need to know to make better business decisions.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Appreciate the big picture – the impact of economics, how strategy is set and the impact on forecasting
  • Understand key corporate finance concepts such as ROI, the value of brands and marketing investment
  • Contribute effectively to price and volume decisions
  • Understand balance sheets and income statements and use them confidently
  • Contribute effectively to budgets and forecasts and be able to evaluate investment proposals using concepts such as NPV and IRR
  • Be able to speak the language of the boardroom

Strategic & Commercial Finance for Business Leaders

Strategic & Commercial Finance for Business Leaders

2-Days Leadership Skills  

Starting with a brief recap, we break down the drivers of shareholder value to understand what they mean for strategy and for you in your leadership role.  You will take away the skills you need to engage fully in strategic discussions and corporate finance decisions, enabling you to contribute effectively to your organisation’s financial decision-making processes.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand the big picture – what shareholder value really means and how this feeds through to strategy and investment decision-making
  • Appreciate the impact of the economic environment and how this might impact strategy and risk management
  • Gain an overview of whole company valuation for listed and private companies and in M&A situations
  • Be able to identify key performance indicators, appreciate how they drive the business and see how to set appropriate targets
  • Further develop your practical financial management skills

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 at central London locations
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.

 

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 thoroughly enjoyed the course and now feel far more confident about financials. It was a particularly engaging day
  • For the first time I feel confident in discussing/challenging colleagues on financial matters

Financial Training for Non-Financial Managers

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

  • Building business acumen
  • Understanding financial statements
  • Budgeting, forecasting
  • Investment appraisal
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial markets
  • Corporate finance and shareholder value concepts
  • Company valuation and M&A

TYPICAL ASSIGNMENTS

Building financial acumen

"We'd like to improve the financial literacy of our divisional MDs so that they can engage fully in the reporting and planning process"

Corporate finance and M&A

"Our COO needs to understand the language of corporate finance in order to be able to evaluate M&A opportunities"

Understanding the City

"We'd like our staff to be familiar with the language of City professionals and understand their perspectives so that they can make their reports more relevant to clients"

Project appraisal

"We'd like account directors to use financial insight and skills in project management and decision-making"

Some of our Clients

 

arvato | BBC | DHL | Hempel | Lloyds Banking Group |Mouchel | MetLife | NET-A-PORTER | NCI Building Systems | RBS |Volkswagen | wallacespace