Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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About this programme:

Are you in Sales and Marketing, Warehousing and Logistics, Engineering, Operations, Human Resources or perhaps in another non-financial management role? If so, this programme is for you! Finance for Non-Financial Managers (FNFM) is designed to develop financial literacy and create a better understanding of your contribution to strategic decision making.

This programme aims to unscramble the conundrums of reading financial statements, capital budgeting and the importance of cash flow. It will provide a more structured approach to sales and product forecasting, budgeting and measurement of performance against budgets. This programme will empower you, and give you confidence when communicating with accounting and finance professionals in your organisation.

How you will benefit:

  • Speak the language of finance, understanding terms such as budgeting, forecasting, working capital, triple bottom line reporting, etc.
  • Engage with financial professionals and appreciate their points of view
  • Gain the ability to examine the financial health of an organisation, identify problems and inefficiencies and have an appreciation of how their resolution will improve financial performance
  • Get an insight into the drivers and measurement of cost
  • Acquire an understanding of key measurements of financial performance, including ROE, ROA and EVA
  • Understand growth, cash flow and profitability concepts
  • Develop the ability to construct a financial plan and establish its financial feasibility

Key focus areas:

  • Introduction to corporate finance
  • Budgeting and forecasting techniques
  • Financial statements, taxes and cash flow management
  • Long-term financial planning and growth
  • Understanding the time value of money
  • Financial decision-making and working capital management
  • Making capital investment decisions
  • Project analysis and evaluation
  • Financial ratio analysis and interpretation
  • Financial risk management

Who should attend:

  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Engineers
  • Warehousing and logistics supervisors/managers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Operations and administration personnel

Entrance requirements:

  • Matric and/or relevant industry experience


3 days

Start Date Programme Fee
9th October 2024 R15 145
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning