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FNF Finance for Non-Finance Managers

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Course Overview

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Program helps managers improve communication with finance executives in their company, better understand the impact of financial decisions on the firm’s profitability and enhances their ability to use financial analysis in decision-making. The program is aimed at helping the non-financial managers to understand and develop financial skills even though they are out of their primary area of expertise. Also, the program adds the financial dimension to the decision-making process thus enabling better business planning or performance benchmarking. Definitely a must for any middle and senior manager role!



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5 Key Takeaways


Have the knowledge of main aspects of finance.

Have a background of the financial statements.



Have the knowledge about budgeting process and how to prepare it.

Have the knowledge on cost classification.



Have the knowledge how to evaluate the investment decisions.



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Course Outline



The Balance Sheet and its Components

  • Defining the Balance Sheet

  • Assets

  • Liabilities

  • Equity

  • Current versus Non-Current Assets and Liabilities

  • The Balance Sheet Illustrated

Income Statements

  • Defining the Income Statement

  • Defining Revenue and its Recognition

  • Defining Expenditures and their Classifications

  • Calculating Profit

  • Gross Profit

  • Operating Profit

  • Net Profit

  • The Income Statement Illustrated

Cash Flow Statement

  • Defining the Statement of Cash Flows

  • Cash and Cash Equivalents

  • Classification of Cash Flows - Operating Activities - Investing Activities - Financing Activities

  • The Cash Flow Statement Illustrated

Net Equity

  • What is Capital Stock?

  • Dividends are not an Expense!

  • Cash Dividends, Stock Dividends and Stock Split

  • Definition of Treasury Stock

  • Retained Earnings: Not the Same as Cash

Financial Statement Analysis

  • Over view of the ratio analysis.

  • Definition and calculation of financial ratios.

  • Common size financial statements.

  • Internal liquidity ratios.

  • Operating performance ratios.

  • Solvency ratios

  • Profitability ratios

  • Market ratios

  • Interpretation of financial ratios to provide basis of decision making for top management.

  • Limitations of financial ratios analysis

  • Case Study


SESSION 1: The Budgeting Process

  • Definition of Budget

  • Functions and Roles of Budgeting

  • Budget Manual

  • Participative Budgeting and Management by Objectives MBO

  • Standard Costing; types, development

  • Budget Preparation Methods; project budget, ABC Budget, ZBB, Incremental Budget, Continuous budget

  • Budget Types; Static and Flexible Budgets

SESSION 2: Selecting profitable investments

  • Defining the PV & FV.
  • Determining the capital budgeting evaluation techniques, advantages of each and its drawbacks:
    1. Payback period
    2. Bailout payback
    3. Discounted payback period
    4. Net present value.
    5. Internal rate of return
    6. Profitability index

SESSION 3: Pricing strategies

  • Pricing’s part in the marketing mix

  • Cost plus or mark up

  • Price taking

  • Penetration

  • Skimming

  • Bundling and segmentation



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Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Non-finance staff in departments such HR, Supply chain, IT, Sales, Marketing, Operations…

  • Managers of non-finance functions such as, HR, Supply chain, IT, Sales, Marketing, Operations…

  • Senior Directors of Non-finance divisions






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