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2022 Finance for Non-Finance Directors - Live Online (2 Day)

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2 days
790 - 1,090 GBP excl. VAT
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2022 Finance for Non-Finance Directors - Live Online (2 Day)

Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses. This 2-day Finance for Non-Finance Managers training course is a CMI Recognised Training Course.  The course can be spread across two separate non-consecutive days.

This course is assessed as “Excellent” by its delegates.  To ensure that the delegates attending this training course will continue to get the maximum possible benefit, the delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 9.

This Finance course will enable you to read, analyse and interpret any set of Financial Statements, including the Balance Sheet, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow statements.  You will become familiar with techniques such as NPV, Net Present Value and DCF, Discounted Cashflow techniques, Net Asset Value, P/E Ratios, ROCE, ROI, Gearing, Current Ratio, Quick Ratio, Stock Days, Debtor Days and Creditor Days Enterprise Value and EBITDA.  You will recognise and understand the impact of the Fundamental Accounting Concepts and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, on any Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account.  Costing methods based upon break even analysis and contribution analysis will be contrasted with overhead cost allocation approaches to identify their relative strengths and weaknesses. It will provide a good understanding of budgeting, including zero based budgeting, cash management and forecasting.  You will be able to manage the relationship between ROCE, ROI and Gearing.  The theoretical knowledge will be reinforced by very practical hands on case studies.

Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to participants who successfully complete this training course. These certificates will be accepted as evidence for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who Should Attend This Training Course

All Senior Executives would benefit from attending this course, from department heads right up to the Chief Executive and the Chairman/Chairwoman.  This is because most people have absorbed their financial knowledge piecemeal from those colleagues with financial skills that they have encountered.  This means their knowledge is patchy and incomplete.  This course will provide a solid and complete financial knowledge base.

These are some of the executives who would benefit from this course: Chief Executive Officers, Board Chairmen and Board Chairs, IT Directors, Logistics Directors, Operations Directors, HR Directors, Technical Directors, Commercial Directors, Sales Directors, Marketing Directors, Company Secretaries, General Managers, all Non-Executive Directors, all Trustees, all Investors, all Board Consultants and Advisors, all Department Heads, and any other managers or executives interested in improving their financial skills and knowledge for the benefit of their organisation and their personal career development.

To ensure that the executives attending this training course will get the maximum possible benefit from their time and that the discussions will be at their most effective; the delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to participants who successfully complete this training course. These certificates will be accepted as evidence for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations.

Training Course Content

Accounting and the Law

  • Accounting principles & policies (GAAP)
  • The different legal structures under which organisations can operate
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the different legal structures
  • Terminology & Jargon

The Three Key Financial Statements

  • Balance Sheets: Assets; Liabilities; Net current assets, capital employed and how to interpret the information;
  • Profit & Loss Account, Types of profit, and the layout & use of the profit & loss account
  • Cash Flow Statements: Importance of cash flow and Impact of credit and credit control, Problems affecting cash flow, Dealing with Debtors and Creditors

Using Key Ratios to Analyse Accounts and to Support Investment Decisions

  • Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)
  • Current Ratios and Quick Ratios
  • Debtor Days and Creditor Days
  • Stock days and Stock Turn
  • Net Present Value (NPV) of cash flows and projects
  • Investment decisions and Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Cost of capital
  • Gearing and its impact upon risk and returns; is the level of borrowing too risky?
  • Liquidity, could the company hit cash flow problems?
  • Profitability, how well is the company doing?

Working Capital Management and Cash Flows

  • Converting operating profits into cash flow
  • Cash forecasts
  • Cash Management and Liquidity

Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  • Capital Expenditure and Revenue Expenditure
  • Phasing of capital spend and its implications for budget holders

Depreciation and Amortisation of Assets and liabilities

  • What is Depreciation
  • What is Amortisation
  • Goodwill; its purpose, calculation and impact

Costing and the Impact of Costing Assumptions on Business Decisions

  • Cost types & behaviours and their Impact on decisions
  • Break-even and Contribution Analysis
  • How costs are determined
  • Direct and Indirect Costs: Fixed, Mixed and Variable costs
  • Activity Based Costing (ABC) and Activity Based Management (ABM)
  • Standard Costing, Marginal Costing, Absorption Costing and Activity Based Costing (ABC)
  • How frequently used cost allocation methods and calculated profitability by product. can influence key strategic decisions by determining and predicting artificially constructed profits
  • Predicting and maximising profits
  • How the chosen cost structure can affect the planning and decision making process

Forecasts and Budgets

  • The purpose of forecasts for the business
  • Budget objectives and cascading budget objectives
  • Budgetary Control as a management tool
  • Historic v Zero Based budgeting methods
  • Variance Analysis

Consolidated Accounts

  • Their purpose and definition
  • Goodwill evaluation and its stated value in the accounts

Company Acquisitions and Disposals

  • The valuation of target company acquisitions
  • The treatment of company acquisitions and disposals
  • The impact of acquisitions upon the financial results
  • The financial pitfalls relating to acquisitions and disposals
  • The impact of acquisitions upon the market value of the organisation

Strategic Financial Risk Management

  • Identifying and evaluating Strategic Financial Risks
  • The financial quantification of Strategic Risks
  • Early warning indicators and red flags
  • Implementing a Strategic Financial Risk monitoring framework

Financial Operational Management

  • Financial Pension Issues
  • Financial Sales Funnel Management
  • Financing of Organic Growth & Acquisitions

Share Price and Share Valuation

  • The importance of Share Price/Valuation
  • Acquisitions as a tool to create shareholder value and move the Share Price upwards
  • Management of the Share Price/Valuation

Other Financial Factors and their Influence on Decision Making

  • The interaction of the different forms of taxation and business planning
  • Accounting policies as significant drivers of operational business decisions

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