Finance & Accounts

FA 1 Financial Development for Non-Financial Managers

Financial Development for Non-Financial Managers

Develop your financial skills so that you can understand the financial picture

Accredited by: LONDON INSTITUTE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SIGNATURE PROGRAMME

Who should attend?

Those for whom finance is not a significant part of their responsibility, but who will benefit from understanding it in more depth. They will be from all sectors, including private, public and not-for-profit including:

  • Those who are new managers or managers wanting a refresher
  • Budget holders who want to create and manage their budgets more effectively
Course Code: F/A.1
Subject: Finance
Course Fee: £595
Duration: 3 Days
Venue: American College, Dubai
  • Operations managers who want to know more about cost management and projects
  • Sales and marketing employees who want to understand financial statements
  • Anyone who needs to understand key accounting concepts, and improve forecasting and cost management skills
  • Managers who are about to be promoted into positions which require financial literacy
  • Managers facing financial decisions or expect to make a contribution to a wider planning process.
  • Junior Managers, Fresh Graduates & Final Semester Students to acquire a promising career in a reputable organization.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental bookkeeping and accounting concepts enabling them to manage the financial aspects of their role more effectively
  • Compare the different approaches taken in the public and private sector
  • Make sense of key financial statements and some key ratios
  • Manage financial aspects of projects more effectively
  • Participate more knowledgeably in the budgeting process

Course Content

Key Financial Concepts and Principles

  • Bookkeeping versus accounting
  • Cash accounting versus accrual accounting and use in private and public sectors
  • Types of accounts in the General Ledger, their purpose and the chart of accounts
  • Double-entry bookkeeping concepts and implications
  • Depreciation and amortisation

Reading Financial Statements, Public and Private Sector

  • International standards in the private and public sectors, IFRS and IPSAS
  • Format and content of the statement of financial position (balance sheet)
  • Format and content of the statement of profit or loss
  • IPSAS principles of financial statements presentation for the public sector
  • Investor ratios

Management Accounting

  • Financial accounting and management accounting compared
  • Types of management information prepared for internal consumption
  • Financial information managers need to manage – the power of comparisons
  • Analysing costs, key ratio calculations for management and variance analysis, including ROE, ROA and liquidity ratios

Managing the Finances and Costs of Projects.

  • Financial aspects of building the business case and getting approval for funding
  • Estimating project costs – different estimating techniques, expert, analogous, parametric, bottom up etc.
  • Project forecasts, cost variances and cost control
  • Project risks and financial implications

Building an Effective Budget

  • Public sector v. Private sector budgeting differences in purpose, processes and motive.
  • Budgetary methodologies, incremental and zero-based
  • Budget and variance analysis
  • End of week quiz to appraise learning achieved.

LISD Workshop Special GROUP Package Highlights:

(prices applicable to a group of minimum 8 persons)
*Maximum 15 persons will be enrolled in each workshop

  • 4 Days + 3 Nights Programme
  • Programme Registration with the invoice
  • 2 Scientific Knowledge-sharing sessions
  • Certificate of Participation signed by the authorities
  • 3 Night-accommodation in B&B (Double accommodation)
  • 2 Networking Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Networking Tea/Coffee
  • Airport Group-Pick & Drop Service
  • City Crawl
  • Group Excursion- Famous Tourist Attractions

Generic Schedule:

4 Days/ 3 Nights Programme

Day 1:
Hotel Group Pick-up Service from the nearest Airport to the Bed & Breakfast (Hotel)
Check-in: (between 2:00-4:00 pm)
City Crawl includes Takeaway Lunch and Coffee
(1st Night)

Day 2:
Interactive Learning Sessions: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Includes 2 Tea Breaks + Lunch
7:30 pm Networking Dinner
(2nd Night)

Day 3:
Interactive Learning Session/ Award Ceremony: 9:00 am- 1:00pm
Includes 1 Tea + Lunch
Excursion: 2:00-7:00 pm
Networking Dinner: 7:30 pm
(3rd Night)

Day 4:
Hotel Check-out at 10:00 a.m
Luggage can be Deposited in the Hotel
Free to Shop and Roam (independently)
Back to the Hotel at least 3.5 hours before the flight
Group Drop-off to the Airport

Register Per Person

Workshop Venue Full 4 Days + 3 Nights Workshop Package PER PERSON IN GROUP inclusive all taxes Credit/Debit Card
University of Oxford, U.K GBP 1350 Register Now Register Now
University of Cambridge, U.K GBP 1350 Register Now Register Now
King’s College London, U.K (University of London) GBP 1350 Register Now Register Now
University of Edinburgh, U.K GBP 1350 Register Now Register Now
London Institute of SD – Learning Center GBP 1145 Register Now Register Now
Baku, Azerbaijan GBP
Istanbul, Turkey GBP
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