Finance for Non-Finance Mangers (Online)

Thu Apr 25, 09:00 - Thu Apr 25, 14:00




The course aims to provide people who are not trained financial specialists yet are required to, or have an interest in, understand and interpret corporate financial information, with the necessary skills to do so. It is specially targeted at middle managers or aspiring middle managers from all non-financial spheres of the organization.

This course would also be particularly suited to bookkeepers who wish to take their skills to the next level. Also, general finance department personnel who wish to understand the bigger corporate financial picture and move up the ranks within the finance department would find this course particularly useful.

Finally, entrepreneurs and business owners with little to no financial expertise and who rely on other people to prepare their financial information would be able to utilize the knowledge gained in this course to keep tabs on their financial assistants.


By the end of this APS training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of the business 
  • The nature of assets, liabilities, income and expenses
  • Explain accounting principles
  • Understand annual financial statements (statement of financial position, statement of comprehensive income and statement of cash flow)
  • Interpret financial statements and prepare ratios 
  • Explain working capital management
  • Prepare budgets
  • Understand the concept of the time value of money


  • Middle managers (non-financial)
  • Bookkeepers
  • Budget preparers
  • Responsibility centre managers (cost centre, profit centre, department, division, branch)
  • Senior executives (non-finance)
  • Finance department staff
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners