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Finance for non Financial Managers

Finance for non Financial Managers

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce 40 George Street EDINBURGH Midlothian EH2 2LE

29th January, 2020 09:30-16:30 Training 195.00-250.00
This intensive and practical course provides participants with a solid grounding in many aspects of finance, including exploration and interpretation of their own financial statements, management accounts, budgets and investment appraisal decisions.

Course Outcomes:  

You will learn how to:
  • Explain the principles of, and differences between financial accounts and management accounts
  • Explore your own financial statements (financial accounts and management accounts)
  • Prepare and understand profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and consider their significance within your own organisation and how operational decisions can impact on the results
  • Produce cash flow forecasts, understand the difference between profit and cash, and explore why it matters
  • Undertake effective business performance analysis
  • Understand budgetary procedures with particular attention given to interpreting people’s motivation to action and achieving ‘win/win’ outcomes
  • Prepare a variety of income and cost budgets
  • Ask relevant questions about financial matters
Course outline:

The format of the day includes facilitator-led discussion, group and individual activities and practical hands on creation of financial statements.

The course content includes:
  • Accounting conventions and principles
  • The bookkeeping process
  • Cashflow forecasts and statements
  • Calculating profit
  • Balancing the books
  • Finding financial ratios
  • Business ratios
 Trainer info:

Bryan Leslie is an experienced Business Trainer, Coach and Consultant. Bryan designs and delivers training courses for the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, is an accredited coach and trainer, and qualified in DISC personality and PIAV personal motivator profiling. His main areas of expertise are:
  • Building confidence to take the action that is needed to grow and develop yourself and your business
  • Growing leadership and management skills throughout organisations
  • Facilitating behavioural change through high impact training
  • Project and programme management
  • Developing high performance teams
  • Understanding key financial concepts relevant to your role in the organisation

Katrina Chapman, Self Employed

“I count myself very lucky to have seen Bryan yesterday at the SECC B2B event and was totally impressed by his 3 presentations on Networking, Presentations and Project Management. Not only were they interesting and informative but Bryan delivered them in such a way that I was completely inspired by him. I could relate a lot of what he said to my current role and even used some of what he said in the Project Management talk in my job this morning when compiling an email to a potential partner! I found myself nodding and smiling (even laughing) at his points and stories and loved the way he related to everyone in the room.”

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