Finance For Non Finance Managers

A course for supervisors and managers taking part in decision making but do not have
accounting or finance background


4 Weeks
6 hr/week


Live Online


USD 220

The choices you make as a leader within your organization could have a big impact on how well your business is doing financially. This course will broaden your understanding of finance and the relationship between business strategy and financial strategy, which will help you evaluate the value of your strategic decisions.

Through this program, you will gain a more comprehensive grasp of how to evaluate investment opportunities and make decisions about capital structure and capital management to maximize organizational value.

Through this program, you will obtain a deeper understanding of how to assess investment possibilities and decide on capital structure and capital management to maximize organizational value.

Improve your communication with the organization's finance executives as well as with key external stakeholders like analysts and investors.  Develop a deep understanding of financial statement analysis to comprehend the economics of rival companies.  

Learn more about how your organization's financial statements reflect its economic results and how those statements are used both inside and outside of the organization.

To make wise financial selections, develop strong strategic intuition.  

Learn how to value a company and why maximizing capital management, including liquidity and leverage, can effect it.

Get equipped with the necessary knowledge in accounting and finance and confidently participate in business meetings and decision making.  After all, it is all about money in business !


Understand fundamental financial terminology and concepts.  Read and interpret financial statements.


Evaluate the meaning of income statements and balance sheets. Employ cash flow analysis to assess business status. Gauge the financial impact of operational decisions. Understand the basis for evaluating investment decisions;


Understand the important costing concepts and measurement of profitability. Integrate financial concepts and policies into the management decision and budgeting process;


Make better investment decisions.  Understand the concept of Time Value of Money and understand the techniques involved in investment appraisal, capital budgeting.

Who Should Join

* Managers and Supervisors from different departments, such as HR, Production, Sales and Marketing, logistics, etc., who are involved in the decision making process  

* Managers and Supervisors who do not have accounting and finance qualifications

* Accounting and Finance professionals who wish to improve / refresh their knowledge in a structured way to participate better in the decision making process by best utilising their knowledge of accounting and finance

* Individuals and entrepreneurs who wish to sharpen their knowledge and skills in accounting and finance in a short period

Course Curriculum

SECTION I - Essentials Of Financial Accounting

MODULE 1 Financial Terms and Definitions
Non-financial managers’ concern with finance
Review of basic terms
Cash versus Accrual methods of accounting

MODULE 2 Essentials of Financial Accounting
Statement of Comprehensive Income
Statement of Financial Position
Statement of Cash Flows
Tangible assets and their depreciation
EBITDA and Conclusions  

MODULE 3 Financial Ratios and Interpretations
Liquidity Measurements Ratios
(Current Ratio, Quick Ratio, Cash Ratio and Cash Conversion Cycle)
Profitability Indicators Ratio
(Profit Margin Analysis, Effective Tax Rate, Return on Assets, Return on Equity, Return on Capital Employed)
Debt Ratios
(Overview of debt, Debt ratio, Debt/Equity Ratio, Capitalization Ratio, Interest Coverage Ratio, Cash Flow to Debt Ratio)

SECTION II - Essential Of  Management Accounting

MODULE 4 Essentials of Managerial Accounting
Comparing Managerial and Financial Accounting
Planning, directing and controlling
Direct/Indirect Costs
Fixed/Variable Costs
Production Overheads
Inventory cost (purchase cost, ordering cost, and holding cost) and EOQ
Cost of Goods Sold
Predetermined Overhead Rates

MODULE 5 Profitability Analysis and Decision Making
Break Even Point
Profit Volume Chart
Relevant Costing
Limiting Factor

SECTION III - Essentials Of Financial Management

MODULE 6 Time Value of Money and Discounted Cash Flow
The time value of Money
Capital Structure
Cost of Capital
Investment Appraisal Techniques
Payback Period
Net Present Value (NPV)
Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

Start Date: September 23, 2023
End Date: October 15, 2023
Every Saturday 15.00 UAE Time

Every Tuesday 19:00 UAE Time

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Finance For Non Finance Managers

Course Facilitator
Syed Muhammad Ali has over twenty years of working experience. During the twenty years of his career, he has worked in the auditing, Banking, telecom, and Oil and Gas sectors in different countries.  He has tremendous experience in Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Contract Management, Project finance, and Business Management.

Apart from his professional career, Mr. Ali has also been actively engaged in the training and development of professionals since 2006.  During all these years, thousands of delegates have benefited from his knowledge and expertise.

He is a corporate trainer and has provided training courses  to over 200 corporate clients, including Fortune 500 companies. His Accounting & Finance Courses are used by companies such as  Amazon, Volkswagen, Disney, Nestlé, Reliance Group, Toyota Motors, Vodafone, and many others.
As a consultant he has worked on several projects including projects funded by the World Bank and the European Union.

Course Pricing

  • Finance For Non Finance Manager
  • $220 USD

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  • Live Online Lessons
  • Starting from basics and gradual progress to advanced concepts
  • Real life ppplication of concepts
  • Downloadable PDF format course notes
  • Pst completion two year access to course resources to refresh knowledge