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Finance the Basics

Finance the Basics

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

25th March, 2020 09:30-16:30 Training 195.00-250.00
This course is designed for those who need to gain a clearer understanding of the basics of business finance.  It covers how finance impacts on the decisions that are made on a day-to-day basis at a departmental or company-wide level.

Course Outcomes:  

You will… 
  • Gain an understanding of the basic principles and terminology of finance
  • Learn how to interpret key financial information
  • Learn how to communicate and present your financial position and budgets more credibly to your colleagues
  • Understand the difference between turnover, profit, and cashflow
  • Develop an understanding of the methodologies and language of the finance function
  • Learn how to read and understand annual reports and company accounts
  • Understand costing principles and the difference between variable and fixed costs;
  • Explore key approaches to calculating profitability and liquidity
Course outline:

The format of the day includes facilitator-led discussion, group and individual activities, and practical examples of financial information and reports.

The course content includes:
  • The legalities of Finance
  • An introduction to business Finance
  • Jargon to watch out for!
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Making profit
  • Ways to make and increase profit
  • Evaluating business opportunities
  • Measuring business performance

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
David Chisholm, Managing Director
“My clients have used Bryan for a number of training courses over the last 3 years and the feedback has always been excellent. It is rare to find a trainer with Bryan’s extensive experience coupled with his endless enthusiasm and flexibility to tailor his courses to the individual clients needs. I regularly recommend Bryans services in full confidence that he will deliver an engaging and informative course.”


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