Formation #515084

Formation - Finance for non-financial managers

  • en anglais
  • intra

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Pourquoi choisir cette formation ?

If you are a non-financial manager who feels daunted by discussions with finance professionals and want to quickly grasp the essentials of finance, this two-day Finance for Non-Financial Managers programme is for you.   You will acquire a strong grounding in the most widely used financial tools. You will learn about financial reporting in balance sheets, cash flow and income statements, and how it is used for decision-making, performance management, business improvements and valuation.


  • Acquiring a strong working knowledge of the main financial reports
  • Getting a better understanding of the most important financial concepts
  • Understanding the financial impact of transactions undertaken in a business
1. Accounting and financial context
  • the accounting principles
  • why are there specified formats?
2. Understanding the basics of the financial statements
  • to define balance sheet (BS) terminology
  • to define profit and loss (P&L) concepts
  • why and how the P&L and the BS match together?
3. Analysing the P&L
  • to understand the different margin levels: gross profit, EBITDA, EBIT, operating profit, net profit after tax…
  • key financial indicators : gross margin, EBITDA/net sales, wages/net sales : how do these factors deliver performance?
  • to benchmark with other companies
Workshop: to prepare a financial analysis based on P&L figures
4. Analysing the balance sheet
  • main accounts
  • the fixed assets, the working capital and net cash
  • two different definitions: liquidity and time, liabilities and equity
  • the usual working capital metrics and other BS indicators (debt ratios, liquidity, ROCE, ROE…)
Workshop: to provide financial analysis through a standard firm and a struggled company
5. Understanding the cash flow statement
  • from the net profit to the cash flow
  • the origins of cash flow
  • cash flow from operating activities, from investing, from financing and free cash flow
  • to calculate and understand why the cash flow becomes a more important measure of company health
Workshop: to complete a cash flow statement and prepare comments. How and why has the CF increased or decreased over the fiscal year?
6. Identifying the main sources of finance
  • long term sources: equity, disposals, borrowings, loans
  • working capital: how to manage and to optimize it?
  • net cash: exploring the different requirements of grants, equity and loan funder
  • evaluating the cost of each source of finance
Workshop: compare two sources of financing – lease loan and borrowings
7. Business cases: a final decision tool
  • to evaluate and compare the expected project performance of new projects
  • to evaluate the discounted cash flows
  • to use specific financial criteria: net present value, internal rate of return, pay-back…
Points forts

Points forts

  • Identification of the objectives of the company
  • To sound out the expectations of the participants and what they already know about business management
  • One day dedicated to the realization of a business game to put into practice its experiences
  • An English/French glossary sent to each participant
  • Simulation of practical cases inspired by the professional context of the participants
  • Elaboration of a specific educational documentation
Public et prérequis


Managers - Directors - Business Owners with more or less experience in financial matters


Good level of current conversational English is needed
Jusqu'a -30%
Devis personnalisé

Agréé auprès du ministère du Travail
pour les informations CE (arrêté n°99-469 du 29/03/99)

Agréé auprès du Préfet de Région pour
les formations CHSCT (arrêté n°2003-2254 du 28/10/03)

Consultants en formations certifiés
Kirkpatrick four levels°niveau bronze