The next classroom session begins in June 2022, in Lahore, Pakistan.
In collaboration with the Centre for Professional Excellence, University of Central Punjab
Finance for Non-Finance Professionals
Gain practical finance skills, become financially fluent, and build your understanding and confidence in finance.
Next Session Date:
Saturday, June 11. 2022
University of Central Punjab
6 Weeks (weekends only)
Total Training Time:
Physical & Hybrid Classroom
PKR 75,000 plus GST/Participant
Mohammad Kashif Javaid
Strategic Finance Consultant | Helping growth seeking businesses with Finance Transformation, FP&A, Strategy, Corporate Development, Valuation, M&A, & Business Performance Management.
Managing Director, ACS Synergy
CPE are leaders in training and capacity building – empowering professionals to upskill and create impact at their work places.
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Mohammad Kashif Javaid - MD ACS SYNERGY South Asia speaks about Finance for Non Finance Professionals
Strengthen your understanding and gain confidence in finance
Build practical finance skills and become financially fluent. Gain the ability to base your business & investment decisions on sound financial analysis and judgment in just one week.
Benefits for you
Become proficient in financial language and terminology. Communicate knowledgeably and make business decisions with confidence at all levels.
Gain the ability to understand complex financial information. Familiarize yourself with best practice corporate financial management, grounded within the context of your everyday business decisions.
Develop the skills to prepare budgets and forecasts for operations and develop models that answer short-run 'what-if' questions.
Discover how to analyze and benchmark your company’s financial performance.
Understand the use of discounted cash-flow principles and net present value (NPV) techniques to perform project appraisals and asset valuation.
Make informed, valuable contributions to board-level discussions with new expertise and a deeper understanding of financial reports.
Develop the critical finance skills to accurately identify future problems and successfully exploit new opportunities.
Benefits for your organization
Gain an executive who can:
Make effective business decisions with a clear understanding of the implications for your company’s financial performance and value.
Use activity analysis to optimize processes and manage product and customer costs.
Understand the relationship between risks, returns, and business value.
Make better operational decisions based on the factors affecting performance and shareholder value.
Who should attend?
CEOs, Managing Directors, and other senior managers responsible for business units or for delivering company growth and shareholder value.
This program is suitable for all senior managers with little or no prior financial knowledge who need to use financial information in appraisals and decision-making.
Demystify your financial information
Gain a wealth of financial understanding, unlock your company’s full potential and apply your new-found financial knowledge in a senior management context.
What you will learn
Improve your analytical perspective and change the way you grasp financial information. Understand and focus on three key themes of financial management:
Interpret company accounts. Decipher accounting information and discover what financial statements reveal about your company’s performance and financial position.
Use accounting and financial information for management decisions. Make informed judgment and confident business decisions about your organization's future. Explore financial performance, customer profitability, product and service costs, and project appraisals.
Analyze shareholder value. Give your strategic decision-making a boost, exploring company valuation, risk and return, and performance measures.
Detailed program & contents
Introduction to business finance - why bother?
Create awareness & set a context for learning.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
A concise introduction to business finance - why do non-finance professionals need to know it?
An introduction to the entire program - a quick run-through
Business accounting fundamentals
Develop a base for understanding financial information.
Understand the terms assets, liabilities, equity, accruals & gross margin
Differentiate between accounting profit and cash flow
Constructing an income statement
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reading & understanding financial statements
Read and interpret basic financial statements.
Constructing and reading a balance sheet
Constructing and reading a cash flow statement
Financial analysis fundamentals
Calculate the key financial ratios using the financial statements.
Understand why financial statement analysis is done
Vertical & horizontal income statement analysis
Balance sheet analysis & key ratios
Financial analysis: advance topics
Understand how the financial analysts assess the liquidity, profitability, & risk of a business.
Cashflow analysis & ratios
Understand the meaning of the term “financial leverage” and how it adds to risk
Rates of return & profitability analysis
Introduction to corporate finance & corporate development
Create a context for capital budgeting & asset valuation.
Understand capital investments
Understand capital financing
Dividends and return of capital
Understand corporate development objectives
The time value of money and capital budgeting
Understand how capital investment decisions are made.
Understand capital budgeting
Understand the time value of money and the time cost of money
Understand WACC & discount rates
Understand how finance professionals put a present value on cash coming in the future
Understand how finance professionals make investment decisions using internal rate of return
Budgeting more effectively
Learn how budgets work, and how to prepare them.