Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

  • Business Enhancement Skills
  • Course Code: 32218

Build financial acumen that will help you minimize risk and maximize profit.

Get a grip on what those numbers and financial documents really mean. Speak the language of finance and make decisions which support the bottom line. The truth is, no matter how great your management style or how innovative your ideas, your performance in today’s economy will be measured in dollars and cents.

Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.

How You Will Benefit

  • Identify and describe the different methods of accounting
  • Read, understand and evaluate financial statements
  • Analyze annual reports to determine an organization's true financial picture
  • Differentiate between fixed and variable costs and plan for profit
  • Review and analyze capital expenditure budgets, operating budgets and understand the function of the capital budget
  • Increase confidence in your decisions that impact the bottom line
  • Budget more effectively
  • Be able to understand and speak the language of finance and accounting
  • Minimize and manage risk
  • Build a strong management team who make decisions with due consideration for financial impact

Course Features

  • Hands-on activities to engage participants in demonstrating skills 
  • Job aid(s) and tip sheets to take back to the workplace
  • Sample business reports and documents for applied learning


Who Should Attend

This program is designed for non-financial managers in every functional area of responsibility in all industries seeking to gain a better understanding of the financial elements of their jobs.


116 Reviews 4 Star

Course Reviews

  • Past Participant, Canadian Western Bank Sep 17, 2017

    The instructor was using a different version of the notebook so we were never on the same page; there was content in the workbook that is out of date (CICA vs CPA). The instructor had us do an exercise before we had reviewed the content so the class was confused about how we could do an exercise on something that hadn't been covered. She was very knowledgeable on the subject; however, her teaching style did not complement my learning style so I wouldn't say I was completely engaged over the three days.

  • Cathy Borsa, GTAA Oct 25, 2017

  • Samantha F, Monir Precision Monitoring Oct 25, 2017

    Jason is an amazing facilitator. He broke down and built up the content in an interesting and fun way that kept us engaged. His real-world examples were simple to follow and easily understood. If you have an opportunity to take one of Jason's courses, I highly recommend. Left my comments in the first box... The facility was very accessible, staff was friendly and welcoming, lunches were delicious. I had a great time attending. I found the information very applicable and very well delivered and enjoyed my time at CMC.

  • Joselyne, Psiquepol Jun 13, 2017

    Great course, I think it would be usefull if we use more "services companies" examples since the course is more focused on industry or manufactured. Caroline is a great facilitator, she always solved my doubts and get the team into participation and sharing comments. I think the attendants of the course should be well defined because there can be people who are more advance than others on finance and accountability matters and the level of the course may not be for that ones. is more basics (which worked great for me)

  • Past Participant, University of Toronto Jun 8, 2017

    The content of this course was a great introduction to financial accounting! Caroline was engaging and positive. You can tell that she has a clear passion for the content.Caroline was a great facilitator! It may be useful for participants to take an aptitude survey in advance to ensure that they are registered for the appropriate course. Some participants who were clearly not beginners to financial accounting disrupted Caroline's teaching and took away from the course.

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