Finance for non Finance Directors

It has never been more important to be able scrutinise and question your annual accounts with confidence.
Full day


It has never been more important to be able scrutinise and question your annual accounts with confidence.

When you sign off your accounts, are you completely sure that you've correctly understood how they were put together and the story they tell about your organisation's financial health?

Designed specifically for non-finance directors and senior managers, this course will help demystify the world of finance, giving you sound understanding of a whole range of financial concepts and skills.

It will equip you with the skills needed to assess the financial health of your organisation accurately and with confidence. By the end of the day, you will be able to question key financial information, and conduct robust boardroom discussions about your company's financial reports.

Please note we will take a long lunch break between 12noon and 2pm.

What you'll learn

  • How to read financial statements and what they are saying
  • Financial ratios – what's healthy; what's not
  • The financial and commercial responsibilities of a director at this level
  • What information is required by directors at this level
  • Using financial information to make better decisions that drive the business forward
  • The relationship between financial and corporate strategies
  • The importance of liquidity
  • The concept of financial risk; the importance of risk assessment and management.

Who is it for?

  • You want to be able take part knowledgeably and constructively in boardroom conversations focusing on finance
  • You need to understand the main accounting concepts that drive behaviour
  • You need to be able to evaluate the health of your business from its financial statements
  • You want to understand the concept of shareholder value more clearly
  • You want to understand the financial impact on the organisation of different strategic decisions

Your facilitator

Zahoor Bargir
Zahoor Bargir

Zahoor is an accountant who worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers before venturing out as a consultant and author. He has led teams at start-up as well as FTSE 100 companies. He has a unique talent for keeping things simple and specialises in training non-finance professionals on the wonders of budgeting and finance.

He is an accomplished finance trainer who has worked with a variety of clients including: GSK, Legal and General, ABN Amro, Capita, Channel 4, Newham Borough Council, TfL, Sony and The Treasury.


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