Finance for Non- Finance Managers

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Finance for Non- Finance Managers

Develop your understanding of Financial and Management Accounts • Basic Principles in Surviving the Pandemic
Understand the importance of Cash Flow Forecasting
Interpretation of Financial Statements using key ratios
The difference between profit and cash



3rd December 2021





Some managers will progress to senior manager or director level and consequently there will be a greater need to have a meaningful input in financial decisions. Every manager (regardless of the type of business) will require the ability to understand and interpret financial statements and management accounts. In the midst of a Global pandemic and the Brexit transition these skills are more vital than ever. Financial Statements and Management Accounts contain vital information about the organisation’s financial and non-financial performance. It is essential for you to have the ability to understand and interpret this information. If you are serious about progressing to a higher management level, you will need these essential skills


The course tutor will take you through the essentials of financial management, giving you an understanding of financial terminology, how to prepare financial statements, how read and analyse accounts and financial statements, and most importantly how this information should be used in your decision-making and cash flow forecasting. 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.



Past delegates comments include;


“Peter really broke the back of the financial book today! No experience of financial responsibility and accountability. Leaving today much better informed and more confidence in my role” Sinead Kerins, Dept of Children & Youth Affairs


“Excellent trainer, lively and interactive presentation. Kept the topic moving. Very well-structured information. Clear learning outcomes” Emer Martin, St John’s Hospital Limerick





Accounting principles and financial reporting

Understanding common financial terminology
Fundamentals of financial and management accounts
Evaluating the companies’ performance


Understanding the key ‘Financial Statements’

Statements of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
Statement of Profit or Loss Account (Profit and Loss A/C)
Statement of Cash Flows (Cash Flow Statement)


Working Capital Management

Understanding the difference between profit and cash
Cash flow forecasting for business
Techniques for improving cash flow
Key working capital (short-term solvency ratios)


Management Accounts

Importance of Management Accounts
Typical Contents of Monthly or Quarterly management accounts


Preparing a Business Plan to secure long-term cash investment

Equity funding
Debt funding

Basic Financial Considerations in Surviving the Pandemic




Peter Plant, BSc. Mgmt., MA, FCCA – Lecturer with First Intuition Ireland

Peter has considerable experience, having 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.  His focus in this course is on Finance training for Non-Finance professionals for CMG clients who wish to develop their finance knowledge and skills





Managers holding non-finance roles in the organisation but whose job description requires budgetary management and delivery of KPI’s
Managers who want to gain a greater insight into how the accounting results are compiled but who do not need detailed training in finance.
Manager/Executives with a reporting remit to the Board.
Other staff whose activities directly impact the revenue generation or cost incurrence of the organisation and who therefore need to understand ramifications of their actions.





On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance in Finance for non-Finance Managers. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full Finance for non-Finance Managers course pack to refer back to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.




Date:      3rd December 2021

Times:    9.30am to 4.00pm
Virtual Delivery





An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €425 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €495. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation, the Finance for Non-Finance Managers training pack and Certificates.



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  3. PHONE – Contact the CMG Training Team 01-2933650 to secure your place.