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 and 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.


137 Reviews 4 Star

Course Reviews

  • Past participant, Stoney Tribal Administration Dec 11, 2018

    The course material itself was very good. However with missing a full day I felt everything wasn't covered in a timely manner. Jeff did his best to cover all of it so I commend him for that. With that I'd like to ask for a discount for future courses.

  • Past participant, Environics Research Group Oct 24, 2018

    Solar powered calculators only work when there is light. Module 6 deserves more time for the exercise.

  • Past participant, L-3 Wescam Oct 23, 2018

    Subject matter can be a lot to cover in 3days. A forth day would be beneficial and would allow for more practical exercises. Facilitator was able to effectively communicate course material in a manner I could easily interpret. Excellent opportunity to improve my understanding of accounting/finance terminology and principles.


    Great refresher course on the fundamentals of Accounting Excellent

  • Jaylyn Howell, CEDA Sep 23, 2018

    The instructor (Kim Scott) was great; she made the course material relatable to our experiences, and kept the class engaged. The course book would have been enhanced by separate worksheets (rather than flipping through pages of the book, back and forth, to complete activities with information contained elsewhere in the book; more space for notes within the book). Also, with current technology, could have been suggested we bring our laptops and could have done calculations in Excel etc rather than pencil, paper and calculator. Kim was relatable and ensured we understood the concepts being taught. She kept the class engaged.

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