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Finance for Non Finance Managers

  • 5 CPD Hours
 Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

Do you sit in meetings just nodding along to the financial statements and reviews? Would you like to actively participate with an understanding of the topics being discussed? Then this is the course for you. 

Gain an understanding of the basic financial principles and language of the business world. This course is designed to give delegates the knowledge, tools and techniques required to improve their ability to plan and budget while being able to engage in meetings and discussions with renewed confidence. In turn becoming a more effective manager for the organisation.  

This CPD certified 1-day course 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 to read and analyse accounts and statements, and most importantly how this information should be used in your decision-making. Attendees will leave this training course with a better understanding of the basic principles of business finance and become more confident in addressing and understanding matters of a financial nature.

Course content

  • 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

Who should attend?

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. The course would also be beneficial to those in accounting who are looking to update or refresh their knowledge and habits.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This training course costs €395 EARLY-BIRD (Normal rate €465). The price includes course documentation and training pack, teas and coffee, snacks, biscuits, fruit on arrival. Lunch is a light fare containing freshly cut sandwiches, wraps, a selection of teas and coffee. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops within a one-minute radius of the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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