A one-day course – book now!

Date: 26th February 2018

All managers need to have an understanding of finance.  Throughout your career, the higher up the organisation you go, the more you need to interact with those in finance.

Ultimately, the more senior you are, the more your performance gets measured by the financial numbers. Whatever your industry, it is the measure of how well every manager is doing. Organisations live and die by solid financial decisions, and you must know what you are talking about!

Financial statements contain vital information about the organisations operating results, and it’s essential that you are able to understand and interpret this info. You have to know where your firm is excelling, and where there are opportunities for improvement. Using, understanding, and interpreting this information will ensure you make much better business decisions.

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This CPD certified MasterClass will take you through the essentials of financial management, will give you an understanding of financial terminology, how to prepare and manage budgets effectively, how read and analyse accounts and statements, and most importantly how this information should be used in your decision-making. Attendees will leave this MasterClass with a better understanding of the basic principles of business finance and become more confident in addressing matters of a financial nature.

Attendees will have an opportunity to highlight any one of the finance issues they would like a better understanding of, and will have the opportunity to work with our expert tutor on how to better understand these issues.

  • Accounting principles and financial reporting
  • Understanding common financial terminology
  • Essentials of effective book-keeping
  • Interpreting Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements
  • Interpreting financial statements – ratio analysis, breakeven analysis, cost accounting, working capital, cash flow forecasting
  • The components of a good business plan
  • Profit & Loss Accounts
  • Evaluating the companies’ performance
  • Managing cash-flow
  • The difference between cash flow and profit
  • Costing for decision making
  • Budgeting for the future

This MasterClass has been designed for managers and executives with responsibility for managing budgets, company directors with limited or no financial background or entrepreneurs with little or no previous financial experience.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Points.

peter_plant_100x100Peter Plant

BSc.Mgmt., MA, FCCA, Lecturer

Peter has considerable experience having worked in numerous senior management positions, and has delivered training programmes all around the world.

He has worked for a number of years with Fusco Foods, the JS Lister Group and spent almost 10 years with National Medical Care (a US Multinational Pharmaceutical Company) before becoming Finance Director of Dublin Business School. More recently Peter was the Managing Director of BPP Professional Education where he became actively involved in various aspects of management and professional training for various clients including EY, Eircom, Bord na Mona and many more. He has delivered training programmes around the world, and is currently actively involved with First Intuition Ireland delivering professional accountancy training programmes where his course participants have regularly achieved first in Ireland and on occasions first in the world.

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date:  26th February, 2018

Times: 9.30 am to 3.30pm

Venue: Apex Business Centre, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €365 (early-bird)per person – normal rate €395. and includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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General Terms and Conditions: Full Payment is due on booking. In the event of payment by cheque, must be received within seven days from date of invoice and in any case must be paid prior to attending the training course. If you are unable to attend, a substitute attendee may be sent at any time for no additional charge. Cancellations must be received in writing, by fax or letter, no later than 14 days prior to the event for a refund. Regrettably, no refunds can be made after that date. CMG Training reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the advertised training programme including a change of venue. The views expressed by the Trainers are not necessarily those held by the organisers, nor is the organiser responsible for tutors/trainers opinions or statements.

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