Managing successfully requires excellence in a diverse range of skills and abilities. Financial management is arguably the most important of them all, especially in terms of meeting the financial objectives of the business.

This course is aimed at those with a limited understanding of financial techniques and vocabulary. It will give you the invaluable skills required to best use resources, and achieve both greater financial success and the wider objectives of the business.

Whether managing a team, department or division in a small or large organisation, a fluent understanding of fundamental financial theory is vital for the success of your business.


Module 1: Introduction

1.1: Financial Information and Decision-making

Module 2: Using Financial Information for Business Planning and Control

2.1: Management Accounts
2.2: Costs / Using Costs in Business Decisions
2.3: Using Budgets
2.4: Control Using Variance Analysis

Module 3: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

3.1: The Usefulness of Business Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
3.2: How to Choose Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
3.3: How to Use KPIs
3.4: KPIs in Practice

Module 4: Project Investment Appraisal

4.1: Project Investment Appraisal
4.2: Appraisal Methods and Risk
4.3: Appraisal Methods and Inflation
4.4: Comparing Appraisal Methods

Module 5: Building Your Business Case (Portfolio)

5.1: Building a Business Case
5.2: Identifying Your Resources
5.3: Sales, Production and Pricing
5.4: Financial Planning for Your Business Case

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