seminar half-day onsite / 2 x 75-minutes online


finance for non-financial managers

It is often said that finance is the language of business. That’s true, but the challenge is, not many people understand that language, and there are even fewer who can teach it well or have the time to train others. That’s where we can help.

The objective of this program is not to turn people into accountants but rather to sharpen the business acumen of supervisors and managers so they can make better, smarter, and faster decisions.

Do your supervisors and managers need to better understand the financial statements they’re provided with each month? Do they need to better understand commonly heard but commonly misunderstood financial terms, like depreciation, amortization, accruals, and prepayments?

Do they lack confidence in budgetary management? Are they inaccurate at forecasting? Are you confident they understand the difference between fixed and variable costs? How about direct and indirect costs?

At Newleaf, we’re able to partner with your finance team to help educate supervisors and managers on this vitally important subject.

Check out our accompanying programs, Business Financial Intelligence and Earnings Call Debriefs.


Here’s a summary of our FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCIAL MANAGERS program. Contact us if you’d like to see a detailed curriculum overview.


Principle

What is the fundamental principle that underpins this program?
  • People make a greater contribution when they understand the language of business.

Perception

during the program, participants will …
  • Understand commonly heard but commonly misunderstood financial terms.
  • Appreciate the connection between the primary financial statements.
  • Grasp how their daily activities impact the organization’s money-making model.

Behavior & Results

during the program, participants will …
  • Identify specific ideas to grow sales, reduce expenses, and increase profits.
  • Work through a case study to identify fixed, variable, semi-fixed, direct, and indirect costs.
  • Evaluate capital projects using commonly misunderstood appraisal techniques.