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During the Covid-19 outbreak, the Chamber is offering a range of digital events and webinars to support business.

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Finance the Basics

Finance the Basics

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

3rd September, 2020 09:30-16:30 Training 195.00-250.00
Overview:
 
This course is designed for those who need to gain a clearer understanding of the basics of business finance.  It covers how finance influences the decisions that are made on a day-to-day basis at a departmental or company-wide level.
 
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 
Who should attend?
 
This course is an introductory level course for business finance.  It is particularly suitable for anyone in, or moving to, a role that involves management of a budget whether that be at departmental, divisional or company level.  Our more advanced course is “Finance for Non-Financial Managers”.

Learning Outcomes:  
  • 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 cash flow
  • 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 Director: Bryan Leslie
 
Train your team:
 
This course can be delivered on site for corporate teams and tailored to your specific requirements. For details contact training@edinburghchamber.co.uk

The ECC training experience:
  • Expert trainers - Passionate specialists who keep up to date with the latest trends in their field
  • Quality delivery - Trainers are assessed annually on the quality of their delivery and delegate engagement
  • Practical training methods - Theory and practical based training to take back to the office
  • Small class sizes - No more than 15 people to ensure you get the most from our trainers
  • Wide breadth of topics - ECC offer over 40 different essential business training courses covering everything from Leadership and Management through to Digital and International Trade
  • 3 learning levels – Beginner /Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
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