University Short Courses

Finance for Non-Finance Managers R8 540.00

University Short Course

Finance for Non-Finance Managers R8 540.00

Fee: R8 540.00

Relevant fields of study: Finance

Offered by: Graduate Centre for Management (GCM)

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Ms. Lizette Ellis, Email:, Telephone: 021460-4237 / 066 473 6471
Middle managers (non financial)
Budget preparers
Responsibility centre managers (cost centre, profit centre, department, division, branch)
Senior executives (non finance)
Finance department staff
Entrepreneurs and business owners
Note: The content can be adapted to suit the specific needs of groups greater than 10 from the same organisation based on that organisations’s financial information).
Understanding the nature of the business and who the financial statements are reporting to understanding the accounting process (very brief intro.).
The nature of assets, liabilities, income and expenses
Asking the right questions about the industry that the entity operates in
Translate common financial jargon into simple English
The Balance Sheet
The Income Statement
The Cash Flow Statement
Ratio analysis and financial info interpretation
Working Capital management
The time value of money
Overview of Financial Statements and Reports
Review of Company Financial Results
The aim of the course is to provide people who are not trained financial specialists yet are required to, or have an interest in, understanding and interpreting corporate financial information, with the necessary skills to do so. It is specially targeted at middle managers or aspiring middle managers from all non-financial spheres of the organization.
This course would also be particularly suited to bookkeepers who wish to take their skills to the next level. Also, general finance department personnel who wish to understand the bigger corporate financial picture and move up the ranks within the finance department would find this course particularly useful.
Finally, entrepreneurs and business owners with little to no financial expertise and who rely on other people to prepare their financial information would be able to utilize the knowledge gained on this course to keep tabs on their financial assistants.
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Important dates and times
Remember to apply and register on time.

Application Deadline: 2024-06-14

Course offered at: Cape Town Campus
Course lasts for: 10 Weeks (30 Hours)
Note about registration:
2 weeks prior to commencement date
Class times are: Wednesdays, 17:15 - 19:15
Note about class dates:
The course will commence with minimum of 15 students.

Please note the course is not Credit bearing.

Remember to apply and register on time.

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Graduate Centre for Management (GCM)


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