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02-08-2021 (Live Online Training)

P21GO15ONSG Blended Learning:
Finance for Non-Finance Managers
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Blended Learning:
Finance for Non-Finance Managers

Gain a firm grasp of the financial implications of your day-to-day operational decisions by understanding financial concepts applicable to your teams/business.

2 Aug – 27 Aug 2021 | 8 Modules | Over 4 weeks | 2 Live Interactive Sessions

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About the Course:

This course will provide you with the fundamental building blocks to enable you to read and interpret the financial data relating to your organisation.

We will examine how a business is structured and will look at some of the key ratios that highlight the financial performance of a business. We will also examine how budgeting and forecasting
are used to manage the day-to-day running of the business.

Attendees are encouraged to obtain copies of the Statutory Accounts of their own companies, and those of their competitors, and to undertake the analysis on these accounts as they work through these series of modules. Attendees should also consider any management information (monthly reports, quarterly briefings, etc.) that they see and what operational decisions they should be taking as a result of the knowledge gained from this workshop.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the wide range of financial terms and concepts
  • Apply the financial concepts and policies behind management decision processes
  • Recognise the impact of effective working capital management on company cash flow
  • Control business operations through effective budget management and be able to assess and control the impact of day-to-day business activities on a company’s profitability
  • Communicate effectively with financial executives and top management and be able to interpret and analyse financial statements

Target Audience

This course is suitable for managers who wish to understand the finances of their business/department/business unit and have little or no formal financial training.

It will be useful for first-time budget holders and managers as well as more senior members of staff such as department managers, business unit managers and regional managers and anyone else who needs to gain a firmer grasp on the financial implications of their day-to-day operational decisions.

Benefits of Attending

“Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring and communicating financial information to permit the informed judgements and decisions by users of that information”. While it is up to the Finance Team to ‘identify, measure and communicate’ financial information, managers in the business can only make ‘informed judgements and decisions’ if they understand that information. This workshop aims to ‘lift the lid’ on the world of finance and to improve the ‘financial fluency’ of attendees.

On completing this online course, delegates will understand:

  1. How a company is financially structured
  2. How a company trades and accounts for those trades
  3. How a company is funded
  4. The primary financial statements – the Profit & Loss Account, the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement – and how those statements interact
  5. Key financial ratios and how to can use them to interpret financial information
  6. The types of costs in a business – how they behave and how they are treated financially
  7. How assets are valued
  8. Techniques for investment decision making and how to build a business case
  9. Budgeting and forecasting and how this can be used to exercise greater control over the business
  10. How to think ‘commercially’ as well as ‘operationally


Packages Price
Blended Learning 2021$1495

Great Savings:
When you book 4 or more participants! Call us today on +65 6973 3567 or
email to take advantage of the discount offer.

A 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies.


Ted Wainman,
Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)

Ted Wainman trained and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with Ernst & Young before joining JPMorgan on the Investment Management side of the business. Whilst at JPMorgan, he undertook a company sponsored MBA in the International Management of Financial Services, from which he graduated at the top of his class with merit.

Since 2003, Ted has been designing and delivering programmes for the private sector across a range of business needs. With a background in finance, Ted is able to explain complex financial concepts in plain English and help delegates learn the language of
finance. Using practical examples gained in over 15 years of delivering financial workshops, Ted gives delegates the confidence to know what questions to ask regarding the financial drivers of their organisations.

Ted has worked with over 200 companies – primarily private or listed – from blue chips to financial services, including banks and
insurance companies. He has worked in over 35 countries globally and is experienced in addressing the need of programmes across
varying cultural backgrounds.

Ted is the author of “How to Talk Finance: getting to grips with the numbers in business” – published by Pearson (FT) in April 2015. documentation required to defend care and the mistakes to avoid are invaluable.

Benefits of an Online Academy Course

  • Learn and apply – implement what you learn during the course
  • Become part of a professional learning community – discuss any problems with students and/or the trainer
  • Time effective – bitesize chunks so it does not impact on your normal working day
  • Cost effective – no travel expenses
  • Grow as a team – with multiple licenses your team can access the course and learn together, no matter where they are in the world

Blended Learning

Benefits of Blended Learning Course

Informa Corporate Learning’s Blended Learning courses are new digital, interactive and engaging educational experience designed to maximise learning for professionals with busy schedules and/or small training budgets.

Blended Learning is a perfect combination of self-paced modules coupled with live interactive elements strategically interspersed across each course. An excellent option for busy professionals dedicated to achieving excellent learning outcomes.


Do sessions go out live?
No, all content is recorded and a set number of modules are released per week. You have unlimited access to module content once it has been released for the duration of the course and an additional two months.

Can I join after the course start date?
Yes, because modules are not live and all content is recorded you can catch up. Please contact us at to enquire about joining a course after the start date.

Can I still take part if I’m away for part of the course run?
Yes. Online Academies provide a flexible learning format. As modules are not released live and are available for review, you will be able to catch up.

How long is my enrolment on the course?
You are enrolled on the course for the period that modules are being released and the trainer is active on the discussion forum (this varies from course to course – between 3 – 8 weeks) and for an additional 2 months after this to review course content.

Who do I contact if I have any problems while the course is running?
You should contact

When will I receive my log-on details for the course?
Once you have paid, a member of the team will be in touch with your log-in details. We must receive payment for you to access the course.

How can I access the content?
Content is hosted on our Learning Management System, which you access using your device. A link will be provided to you with your log-in details.

What if I need extra time on the course?
Please contact us at if you would like extra time on your course beyond the enrolment period. Extra time is subject to approvals and fees may apply.



  • The need for financial fluency
  • How a company is financially structured
  • How a company trades
  • How the money flows in a business
  • How a company is financed

Assessment: multiple-choice questions, timed


  • The Income Statement (Profit & Loss Account)
  • The Balance Sheet
  • How the Balance Sheet reflects source / use of capital
  • Movement in Equity – reconciling the Income Statement to the Balance Sheet
  • The Cash Flow Statement
  • Linking the Income Statement to the Balance Sheet via the Cash Flow Statement

Assessment: multiple-choice questions, timed


  • Profitability Margins
  • Earnings Before Interest and Taxes & Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBIT & EBITDA)
  • Efficiency: Asset Turnover
  • Return On Capital Employed (ROCE) – Return On Investment (ROI)
  • Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC) & Economic Value Added (EVA)
  • Operational Gearing

Assessment: multiple-choice questions, timed


  • Financial Gearing & Leverage
  • Interest Cover & the Tax Shield
  • Return On Capital Employed (ROCE) – Return On Investment (ROI)
  • Current Ratio
  • Acid Test
  • Working Capital Requirement
  • Other factors to consider
  • Case Study

Assessment: multiple-choice questions, timed


  • Direct vs. Indirect Costs
  • Fixed vs. Variable Costs
  • Opex vs. Capex
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Accrued and Deferred Income
  • Sunk, Marginal and Opportunity Costs

Assessment: multiple-choice questions, timed


  • Budgeting
  • Creating the budget
  • Variance analysis
  • Flexing the Budget
  • Forecasting

Assessment: multiple-choice questions, timed


  • Time Value of Money
  • Creating the Business Case in excel
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Calculating the Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Cash-on-Cash (CoC) – selecting the appropriate discount rate
  • Short cuts in excel

Assessment: multiple-choice questions, timed


  • Fundamentals of Asset Valuation
  • Yields
  • Price-Earnings Ratios
  • Bonds
  • Risk
  • Interest Rates

Case Study: Asset valuation
Assessment: multiple-choice questions, timed

when & where

02 - 27 Aug 2021

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+65 6973 3567


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