An intensive programme specifically designed for senior managers from non-finance backgrounds who need to understand and evaluate financial information. The emphasis is on using financial information to deliver organisational value, rather than focusing on finance itself.
You gain a comprehensive senior-level understanding of best practice in corporate financial management. The programme equips you with the skills and confidence to analyse and interpret financial information to make the right decisions.
Who is the programme for?
Senior managers with little or no prior financial knowledge, and those looking for a refresher. It is of particular relevance to:
■ General and senior managers from across business units
■ Interpreting financial reports
■ Using accounting information for strategic decision making
■ Assessing the key drivers of performance and shareholder value
■ Ask the right questions with confidence using accounting and financial language
■ Evaluate balance sheets, income statements, cash-flow statements and financial footnotes
■ Analyse company performance, recognising international differences in accounting
■ Use financial analysis to prepare budgets and forecasts, and develop models for short-run ‘what if’ questions
■ Perform project appraisals using ‘discounted cash-flow’ and ‘net present value’ techniques
■ Make better operational decisions based on a clear understanding of the implications for your company’s financial performance and value
■ Understand risk and return and how the rate of return for a company is estimated
■ Build a company valuation model based on profit and cash-flow forecasts, identifying performance drivers and shareholder value