Financial awareness for non-finance managers - Advanced

27 November 2018

Member price: £238 + VAT

Non-member price: £280 + VAT

Please note, the ICAS member discount will be refunded after checkout.

Edinburgh, 27 November 2018

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This one day course will be of benefit to non finance staff, at all levels, who need to extend their understanding of finance.

Learning outcomes include a greater understanding of how to read and draw conclusions from a balance sheet and a profit and loss account and how to assess the accounts of a business in terms of profitability, solvency and risk.

It will develop skills gained through attending either the 'Financial Awareness For Non-Finance Managers – Essentials' course, or other Finance for Non-Finance Manager courses.  It will assume a basic understanding of profit and loss accounts and balance sheets.

Note: A similar course is available for those delegates based in England.

Finance for non-finance Managers - advanced

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All of our presenters are experts in Business and Financial Management and have worked in the fields that they deliver courses on. All have experience in either the private or public sector, with some having worked in both sectors. Our key speakers have held senior positions in a range of organisation including the FTSE 100. The Programme Manager of this division has held leading roles in organisations such as Boots, Reed Elsevier and Sainsbury's.

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This course aims to give delegates an understanding of profit, assets and liabilities and cash flow. It's designed to help you read and draw conclusions from a balance sheet and profit and loss account; identify the sources of accounting disclosures and how to use a variety of analytical techniques  to assess the accounts of a business in terms of profitability, solvency and risk.

  • The use of key accounting ratios in analysing the solvency and profitability of a business
  • Revenue recognition and profit manipulation
  • Recognition and measurement of assets and liabilities
  • Margins
  • Asset return ratios
  • Interest cover
  • Gearing
  • Current ratios and working capital management
  • ROE and ROCE
  • Quality of asset backing
  • Intangibles v tangibles, with or excluding market revaluations
  • Cash flow analysis and conversion of profit to cash




Tel: 0330 060 3303


  • Business and Financial management
  • Scotland
  • Training courses
  • Edinburgh

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