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No Financial Background? Finance and Accounting Made Easy - You Will Feel More Confident By the End of This Finance for Non-Financial Managers & Professionals Training Course

Finance for Non-Finance Managers & Professionals Training Course

This Finance for Non Finance Managers & Professionals training course teaches non-financial staff the basics of financial reports, accounting, fundamentals of business valuation and the creation of shareholder value.

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B.P., Area VP - SE Asia, Marriott Hotels & Resorts rated this course 8 out of 10

"Eugene was outstanding..." - C.P., General Manager, JW Marriott Bangkok rated this course 9 out of 10

C.M., General Manager, JW Marriott Hong Kong rated this course 9 out of 10

Feel Confident Discussing Financial Statements and Gain an Overview Of The Main Financial Concepts a Business Leader Needs To Be Aware Of

In the competitive world of global business, executives at all levels need to develop a good appreciation of basic financial reports, as well as the fundamentals of business valuation and the creation of shareholder value.

You may be an expert in your own technical or business field, but if you're given a position of greater responsibility where understanding and talking the language of finance becomes a significant part of your job, you need to be adequately equipped to do the job.

You'll also be able to make better business decisions with the right financial skills.

Ethan Hathaway's Finance for Non-Finance Managers & Professionals course quickly teaches you the basics of financial accounting, how to build a good understanding of financial reporting, and to develop a good foundation in business valuation.

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"It tackles the basics about finance & covers as well in general the advance concept.

It is like a mini-MBA...Yes, definitely met my expectations. I learned new things that are very helpful." - R.F., Oman Oil Company, Oman

"Brought a greater understanding of finance in an easy to learn way." - W.V., Inspectorate, UAE

"Must have course for all professionals to understand how finance work in enterprises." - C.N., Al Hamrani Universal, Saudi Arabia

View the detailed course content and the latest discount promotions:
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Inside the course information booklet you'll find:

  • Detailed course agenda of what you'll learn
  • Eligible discounts
  • Our course quality guarantee
  • Course expert biography
  • Course venue details
  • Cancellation & refund policies
  • Course registration form
  • Printer-friendly PDF
  • Small file size for fast & easy download
  • Easy to share with colleagues & friends

Complete the details to the right and click on "Send me the booklet" to have the course booklet emailed to you immediately.

We will never bombard you with emails and/or pushy sales calls.

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  1. An email with the course details will be automatically sent to you within minutes.
  2. We value your privacyWe value your privacy.
  3. We will never sell, rent or exchange your details to any 3rd parties.
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  5. Email Us: support at ethanhathaway dot com and we'll email you the details by the next business day.
  6. Or call us at: +852 2273-4393 during regular office hours


Have a question? Email us at: support [at] ethanhathaway [dot] com or call us at: (+852) 2273-4393

Finance for Non-Financial Professionals Course Curriculum Highlights

"The exercises are very beneficial. I actually understand more about the subject after completing the exercises...I achieved what I wanted." - R.Y., Legal Manager, Shuibah Water & Electricity Company, Saudi Arabia

"Made the finance matter fundamental & easy to understand...Impressions after attending the course? Great. I feel more confident now...Finance made easy..." - S.H., Shuibah Water & Electricity Company, Saudi Arabia

"The practical examples were extremely useful in understanding the course material...What I liked most about this training course was the knowledge obtained and the interactive nature of the course...The has exceeded my expectation." - B.R., Healthcare Dynamics, Kuwait

"The approach to make us understand on basic financial principle is very practical and easy to understand." - N.N., Shuibah Water & Electricity Company, Saudi Arabia

"Robert could bring it down to layman's terms as and when required." - G.N., Topaz Marine, UAE

"Yes, the course has met my expectations and a little more." - A.S., ATC, Kuwait

"I became able to apply what I've learned to my work, filled a gap of finance which I miss in my day to day work practice." - H.B., ATC, Kuwait

"The exercises are very useful. I expected to receive less information and to get lost in terminologies. Which all didn't happen." - S.A., ATC Kuwait

"A lot of fun exercise to help me understand about finance matters." - G.G., Chevron, Singapore

"I learned more than I expected and impressed with our instructor's expertise." - A.C., Project Director, APCOL Pte Ltd, Singapore

"Presenter attends all queries of the attendees with good care & attention." - K.J., Alain Holding

DAY ONE

An Introduction to Business Finance

  • World Stock Markets, Ownership & Share Valuation
  • Financial Valuation methods
  • Finding true value
  • Assessing Financial Risk
  • Financial Reports and Accounts
  • Corporate Structures
Financial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Systems
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
The Importance of Cash - The Cash Cycle
  • Understanding the Cash Cycle
  • Working Capital Management
  • Control of Cash, Receivables, Payables & Inventories
The Operating or P&L Statement
  • The P&L - structure, form & content
  • Accrual Accounting & Revenue Recognition
  • Accounting Principles
  • Understanding Depreciation
  • Cash vs Profit
  • EBITDA and other measures of profitability
Measuring Corporate Profitability with Ratios
  • Comparing performance using ratio analysis
  • Exercises & mini-case studies
DAY TWO

Review of Day One

Understanding Balance Sheets

  • Structure, form and content of the Balance Sheet
  • Valuation issues when recording Short & Long Term Assets
  • Why use depreciation?
  • Accounting for Goodwill
  • Liabilities - recording, measuring, recognizing
  • What is Equity?
  • Financial Capital, Intellectual Property & Intellectual Capital
  • Book Values vs Real World Values
Workshop - Recording Transactions
  • Use of Excel spreadsheets to develop financial reports
Management Ratios
  • Analysing corporate performance
  • The Pyramid of Ratios and the Du Pont Value chain
  • Other performance measures used in financial analysis - linking book to market measures
Workshop - Ratio Analysis
  • Use of Excel spreadsheets to analyse financial reports
The Importance of the Cash Flow Statement
  • Relevant sections of the CF statement
  • Understanding changes in reported cash positions
  • Building a cash flow forecast
Accounting for Economic Profit and Shareholder Value
  • Creating and measuring value for shareholders
  • The link with traditional accounting
  • Organizing and managing with EP
  • Exercises & mini-case studies
Workshop: Applying the Economic Value model

DAY THREE

Review of Day Two

Capital Budgeting and Project Appraisal

  • The Cost of Capital and WACC
  • Risk and Return
  • Investment Appraisal & Capital Budgeting techniques
  • Payback, IRR and other valuation methods
  • Decision-making using the NPV rule & horizon values
Workshop - Project Appraisal & Valuations
  • Building a capital budgeting case
  • Valuing a business
  • Alternative valuation methods
  • Decision making and common decision rules
Review of Project Appraisal case

Intellectual Capital

  • The Valuation Gap - what's missing on the balance sheet
  • Intangibles and Intellectual Capital
  • Knowledge Enterprises and the "Valuation Gap"
  • Understanding the "value" of your people and IP
Summary of key financial concepts and learning points

Please download the course brochure for the detailed course curriculum

Who Should Attend this Finance for Non-Finance Training Course?

  • Business Managers
  • Department Heads & Managers
  • Profit Center Managers
  • Sales & Marketing managers
  • Accountants
  • Corporate Treasury Managers
  • Investment professionals
  • Any staff with a non-financial background looking to learn the fundamentals of finance

View the detailed course content and the latest discount promotions:
Download the course booklet
Download the course information booklet
Course information booklet cover

Inside the course information booklet you'll find:

  • Detailed course agenda of what you'll learn
  • Eligible discounts
  • Our course quality guarantee
  • Course expert biography
  • Course venue details
  • Cancellation & refund policies
  • Course registration form
  • Printer-friendly PDF
  • Small file size for fast & easy download
  • Easy to share with colleagues & friends

Complete the details to the right and click on "Send me the booklet" to have the course booklet emailed to you immediately.

We will never bombard you with emails and/or pushy sales calls.

All fields required
  1. An email with the course details will be automatically sent to you within minutes.
  2. We value your privacyWe value your privacy.
  3. We will never sell, rent or exchange your details to any 3rd parties.
  4. Don't want to fill out the form?
  5. Email Us: support at ethanhathaway dot com and we'll email you the details by the next business day.
  6. Or call us at: +852 2273-4393 during regular office hours


Have a question? Email us at: support [at] ethanhathaway [dot] com or call us at: (+852) 2273-4393

Why Ethan Hathaway Training Courses?

  • Practical. Learn from experienced and active industry practitioners and what's being practiced by your peers.
  • Applicable. Apply what you learn in your job and your career
  • Specially designed courses by industry active experts for industry practitioners
  • Quality Control. Each expert instructor is interviewed and vetted through our senior management and our 5-point instructor criteria.
  • Valuable. Earn more revenue or save your organisation from monetary loss. You and your organisation will quickly earn back your investment on the course fee and more
  • Enjoyable. Speakers who have a passion for their topic
  • Clear. Turning complex concepts into easy to understand concepts
  • Limited seats - each session is limited to between 18-25 seats

What Do You Receive from an Ethan Hathaway Training Course?

  • You gain knowledge and skills that make you valuable to your company and your career
  • Instruction by industry experts - our experts go through a systemised vetting process to ensure we work with the best
  • Course notes and reference package - so you have valuable references available to you after the course
  • Daily lunch, snacks and refreshments
  • Certificate of completion - to demonstrate your achievement
  • Meeting your industry peers
  • Ask questions relevant to your job - so you can learn how the concepts apply to YOUR specific situation
View the detailed course content and the latest discount promotions:
Download the course booklet
Download the course information booklet
Course information booklet cover

Inside the course information booklet you'll find:

  • Detailed course agenda of what you'll learn
  • Eligible discounts
  • Our course quality guarantee
  • Course expert biography
  • Course venue details
  • Cancellation & refund policies
  • Course registration form
  • Printer-friendly PDF
  • Small file size for fast & easy download
  • Easy to share with colleagues & friends

Complete the details to the right and click on "Send me the booklet" to have the course booklet emailed to you immediately.

We will never bombard you with emails and/or pushy sales calls.

All fields required
  1. An email with the course details will be automatically sent to you within minutes.
  2. We value your privacyWe value your privacy.
  3. We will never sell, rent or exchange your details to any 3rd parties.
  4. Don't want to fill out the form?
  5. Email Us: support at ethanhathaway dot com and we'll email you the details by the next business day.
  6. Or call us at: +852 2273-4393 during regular office hours


Have a question? Email us at: support [at] ethanhathaway [dot] com or call us at: (+852) 2273-4393

Learn More About This Course

Download the course information booklet
Course information booklet cover

Inside the course information booklet you'll find:

  • Detailed course agenda of what you'll learn
  • Eligible discounts
  • Our course quality guarantee
  • Course expert biography
  • Course venue details
  • Cancellation & refund policies
  • Course registration form
  • Printer-friendly PDF
  • Small file size for fast & easy download
  • Easy to share with colleagues & friends

Complete the details to the right and click on "Send me the booklet" to have the course booklet emailed to you immediately.

We will never bombard you with emails and/or pushy sales calls.

All fields required
  1. An email with the course details will be automatically sent to you within minutes.
  2. We value your privacyWe value your privacy.
  3. We will never sell, rent or exchange your details to any 3rd parties.
  4. Don't want to fill out the form?
  5. Email Us: support at ethanhathaway dot com and we'll email you the details by the next business day.
  6. Or call us at: +852 2273-4393 during regular office hours

Dates & Locations & Fees

Date Location Venue Course Fee Early Bird Fee Register
30 Mar - 1 Apr, 2015 HK, Hong Kong Royal Garden Hotel USD3100 See Brochure Register Me
19 Apr - 21 Apr, 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Four Points by Sheraton USD3100 See Brochure Register Me
1 Jun - 30 Jun, 2015 Online/, Distance Learning Online/Distance Learning USD999 See Brochure Register Me
1 Sep - 30 Sep, 2014 Online/, Distance Learning Online/Distance Learning USD999 See Brochure Register Me
26 Oct - 28 Oct, 2015 HK, Hong Kong Royal Garden Hotel USD3100 See Brochure Register Me
2 Nov - 4 Nov, 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sheraton Imperial KL USD3100 See Brochure Register Me
15 Nov - 17 Nov, 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Four Points by Sheraton USD3100 See Brochure Register Me
7 Dec - 9 Dec, 2015 SG, Singapore Marina Mandarin Hotel USD3100 See Brochure Register Me

Early Bird SavingsEarly Birds May Save Up To 30%** Off the Regular Fee, download the brochure to learn more

Limited seatsLimited seats - Email us: support [at] ethanhathaway [dot] comfor availability.

* Venue, dates, course fees, promotions, course content, course instructor are all subject to change

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Can't Find a Session in a City Near You?

If there's no session scheduled in a city near you, you have the following options:

  • In-house training: If you have a group of 8 or more, consider having us run this course in-house for you
  • Co-sponsored training: Between 5-7 people, consider a co-sponsored course - you agree to send this set number of people to the course if we run it in a city near you and Ethan Hathaway sells the remaining seats to other companies
  • Distance learning: Less than 5 people, consider distance training format: live trainer presents over phone lines/web at pre-scheduled times (available only for select courses)
  • Just tell us where you want the course: Let us know which city you'd like us to run this course in - we'll plan it if there's enough demand

Email us at: support [at] ethanhathaway [dot] com for more information regarding the above options.

Enroll in the Course

You may book your place on the course by any of these methods:

  1. Online booking - simply click on the "Register Me" button next to the course date you wish to register and it will take you through our quick online registration procedure.
  2. Email us at: support at ethanhathaway dot com- please include your full contact details.
  3. Fax us the booking form (included in the brochure) to: +852 3014-0721
  4. Or call: +852 2273-4393 during normal office hours

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