Everything you need to know about business finance for the non-specialist – this course has been devised for anyone who requires practical knowledge of business finance but does not have a financial background.


  • To read, understand and interpret financial information
  • To remove the myths and fears that surround finance
  • To understand the financial implications of your plans and decisions
  • To understand operating budgets, cash flow, profit and balance sheets


  • Business income and expenditure – the terminology
  • Direct and indirect costs
    • Fixed and variable costs
    • Predicting profit
  • The financial position of a company
    • Assets
    • Liabilities
    • Capital
  • How successful is the business?
    • The balance sheet
    • Fixed/current assets
    • How to interpret information
    • Profit and Loss
  • The legal requirements
    • The Companies Act
    • Accounting – standards/concepts/policies
    • Analysing company statements
  • Forecasting
    • Short and long term
  • Budgeting control and forecasting
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Credit Management
    • Overview of sales
    • Purchase and Nominal Ledger
    • Accounting systems of a business
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What you need to bring for these courses when delivered as a virtual classroom.

For virtual classroom courses, you will need:

  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Microphone and Headset
  • Webcam
  • Microsoft Teams
  • A dual monitor setup is recommended for IT training
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