Finance for non-Financial Managers


At the end of this programme, participants will understand how they can use their accounts to better run their business/department and understand the fundamental principles behind the compilation of a company’s accounts.

They will be able to analyse and interpret the data in a meaningful way, using defined financial ratios and key performance indicators while understanding the techniques used in forecasting and budgeting and the principles of investment appraisal.

Content includes

Understanding financial techniques
  • The Basics of Accounting:
      • The balance sheet, P&L and cash flow statement
      • Accounting concepts
  • Analysing Accounts
      • Key Performance indicators for food and drink companies
      • Profitability / Liquidity / Efficiency
  • Contribution Analysis
      • Calculating break even
      • The margin of safety
  • Forecasting & Budgeting
      • Cost plus & zero-base methods
      • Costs & pricing
  • The evaluation of expenditure
      • Return on Investment and payback period
      • VFM
  • What Matters Most?
    • Profit sensitivity analysis

    Who should attend

    Anyone wishing to improve their knowledge and understanding of finance to improve their management decision making skills.


    Non-accredited programme

    Upcoming dates:

    No training dates available at the moment.

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Finance for non-Financial Managers

Training Days

1 day

Training Locations

Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Waterford

Course Cost

Member: €140
Non-member: €350
* Cost quoted per person

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