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In the interests of protecting our staff, trainers and you, our clients, we will be suspending all instructor-led training from 15th July 2020 until it is safe again.

Our company is working remotely to serve our clients and we are still offering courses via webinar. If you feel your online course didn’t meet that standard, you are welcome to re-attend your course in class when we re-open.


SABPP accreditedFinance for non-financial managers is a 3 day course for managers in today's business world. It is essential for individuals to have a working knowledge of finance. We all play a role in our organisations' financial health, whether we realise it or not. If you don't have training or a background in finances, you may be at a disadvantage as you sit around the management table. Understanding the cycle of finance will help you figure out where you fit into your companys' financial structure.

This course is accredited with the SABPP and is worth 23 CPD points.

At the conclusion of this workshop: You should be able to assess the financial performance and health of your firm. Enhance your decision-making skills by integrating financial management concepts into your thinking. Assess various software applications for managing finances. Control the flow of money through your department. Understand the budgeting process and forecasting techniques. Manage your own budget, inventory and petty cash.

Delivery Methods

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Fulltime 3 Days R 7,497.00
Webinar 3 Days R 6,147.00

Discounts Available

Save up to 10% by booking and paying 10 business days before the course.


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Information may change without notice.


This course targets anyone wanting to learn how to finance



Course Outline / Curriculum


1.      Course Overview             

a.      Learning Objectives        

b.      Introductory Group Discussion

2.      Getting the Facts Straight

a.      Starting with the Basics

b.      General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

c.      Getting to Know the Players

d.      Identifying the Key Players in Your Organization 

e.      Governing Organizations

3.      The Accounting Cycle

a.      Underlying Principles

b.      Overview of the Accounting Cycle

c.      Case Study: (Accrual Basis vs Cash Basis of Accounting)

d.      Understanding Debits and Credits

e.      The Accounting Model

f.       The Accounting Equation

g.      Working with Debits and Credits

4.      A Review of Financial Terms

5.      Structure of Annual Financial Statements

a.      Sample Income Statement

b.      The Balance Sheet

c.      Sample Balance Sheet

d.      The Cash Flow Statement

e.      Statement of Retained Earnings

6.      Keeping Score

a.      Understanding the Chart of Accounts



7.      Your Financial Analysis Toolbox

a.      Identifying the Relevant Data

b.      Analyzing the Data

c.      Reading Annual Reports

d.      Case Studies 1

e.      Case Studies 2

f.       Case Studies 3

g.      Sir John Templeton

h.      Problem Solving Quotes

8.      Seven Habits of Highly Creative Problem Solvers

a.      1.Comfortable with uncertainty – and even seek it out

b.      2. Failure is part of the process, and not taken personally

c.      3. Reverse engineer problems

d.      4. Ask great questions, and listen to as many (open minded) people as possible

e.      5. Understand your best contribution in the problem-solving process

f.       6. Get on the balcony

g.      7. Don’t believe your first answer, and don’t believe you have found the best answer


9.      Value Added Tax - Basics

a.      VAT Exempt products and services:

b.      Who should register for VAT?

c.      How often is a VAT return completed and paid?

d.      How VAT works – the big picture:

e.      ACTIVITY

10.   Ethics 101

a.      Ethical Relativism


c.      7 Brilliant Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

11.   10 Behaviours You Never See in Successful People

12.   The Basics of Budgeting

a.      Defining a Budget

b.      Types of Budgets

c.      Just Do It!

d.      Case Studies

13.   General Budget Scenarios

14.   More Complex Budget Scenarios

a.      Budget Case Study 2

15.   Budgeting Tips and Tricks

16.   Getting Your Budget Approved

17.   Environmental Analysis

18.   Personal Action Plan

19.   Recommended Reading List


Schedule Dates and Booking

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Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

Start Date Branch  
Wed 19 Aug 2020 Not Applicable

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Mon 14 Sep 2020 Woodmead

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Mon 16 Nov 2020 Woodmead

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Wed 9 Dec 2020 Woodmead

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