Finance for Non-Finance Managers

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    Business Strategy & Performance
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Course Description

As a result of attending this programme delegates will be able to:
• Understand the financial measurement of the business
• Contribute to improving working capital and cash management
• Understand performance measurement and the links between managers' actions and company Performance
• Contribute to the construction and management of budgets, including analysis of variances and forecasting
• Manage more profitably
• Cost and present proposals, budgets and plans (including business cases)
• Utilise financial analysis, tools and techniques to improve decision-making and presentation of Proposals

This programme is suitable for non-financial managers at all levels within the organisation.

Financial Accounting
Introduction to financial statements
  • Profit & Loss
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow
  • Profit v Cash
Getting the most out of your accounts and your accountant
Reinforcement exercise    
Working Capital Management (Application Plan)

Financial Analysis
Financial Ratios / Measures of Performance
Improving business performance

Margins and Added Value
Where do you add Cost and Value?

Management Accounting Costing
Cost terminology & behaviour
  • Costs and Pricing
  • Pricing Decisions
  • Exercises / Illustrations -     

Better Business Decisions - Appraisal Models / Making a Business Case
Exercises / Illustrations
Improving financial justifications

Budgeting & Forecasting
The role of budgets
Managing a budget
Understanding variances - Illustrations / Exercises
Practical Cost Management - value, cost reduction and cost control

Frank Agbogwu (FCA), Chattered Accountant, Banker, Project Consultant & Trainer.

Frank is currently the Executive Director of a leading Consulting company providing Financial Advisory,
Company Business Process Review, Project Management and Monitoring services. He is a seasoned resource person with special competence in Credit Risk Management, Credit Analysis, International Trade, Project Finance and Accounting for Banks, Oil Companies and the Public Sector.

His career spans nearly three decades across several leading organizations including
Zenith Bank, Intercontinental (as then was) and Sterling Bank Plc.

• Highly talented chartered Accountant able to use modern Microsoft Office Suits to process data
• Experienced highly rated strategic corporate player, with a record of turning around the fortunes of ailing businesses in finance , manufacturing and general commerce
• Ability to work with, understand and motivate colleagues and subordinates from diverse cultural background
• Highly mobile able to drive team to achieve both overall corporate and divisional goals and objectives
• Highly experienced in financial management , investment and corporate banking
• Project management and financing both in the public and private sector