Finance and Accounts for Non-Financial Professional

Course Overview

Finance is a core area for any organization. It talks about money which every organization is sensitive about. Understanding numbers is one of the most important area on which managers can rely for decision making. In our professional lives, however, there are people working very successfully on key positions that do not understand the financial impact of any decision in its true form. Return on investment is one of the key factors that should be considered in every decision made at any level and in any department of an organization.

In today’s efficient and complex business environments, understanding and considering numbers in a meaningful way is a core competence for any key position. When we say numbers, it is an end to end process from analyzing a decision, evaluating its impact, arranging or seeking resources, implementing it and finally getting rewarded. This whole process involves what we are trying to do, how much money we need and how the money will be paid back along with returns.       

This hands on, technical accounts training will provide non-financial managers and employees to enhance and develop their financial skills and abilities. It would help put into perspective the strategic importance of the process and stages through which business evaluation pass through, hence providing you with a set of skills required to evaluate a business decision numerically. Through pragmatic learning, participants can equip their analytical abilities to look at issues and projects in a better and evaluative manner. They will learn various financial techniques and strategies that will help them applying correct set of analysis to a particular situation. Through insight, awareness and techniques coupled with literature findings, participants will complement their existing subject area skills with financial sense.

Course Objectives

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

  • Boost your confidence in finance and accounts
  • Understand financial terms of business
  • Development of the finance and accounts skill set from novice to an expert
  • Create awareness about financial statements and importance of their use
  • Demonstrate financial statement analysis and their usability in a non-financial environment
  • Illustrate Breakeven and its importance at different decision making levels
  • Create understanding about time value of money and its use in valuation process
  • Identifying functional decisions, relating them to financial decisions, and showing the value added to the organization

Course Content


  • Ice breaker
  • Setting the Context
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Important Ratios

Financial Statements Analysis

  • The Concept of NOPAT
  • DuPont System
  • Cash Flow and Its Importance
  • MVA and EVA

Breakeven and Capacity

  • Leverage
  • Operating Risks
  • Financial Risks
  • Risk and Return Framework

Value of Money

  • Perpetuities and annuities
  • Inflation and Time Value
  • Effective Interest Rates

Project Appraisal

  • Decision Criteria
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Capital Rationing
  • Profitability Index
  • Functional and Financial Decisions
  • The Value addition

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

Finance for non-finance training course is designed for managers and head of departments who need to gain better understanding of the financial terms, tools and techniques to make informed decisions & measure the impact of their important decisions.


2 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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