Finance for Non-Finance Managers

Finance and accounting are full of jargon and complexity that often makes it difficult for those without a background in accounting to make sense of financial information, documents and reports.

This course cuts through the jargon to provide a practical, clear overview of finance enabling delegates to go away with increased confidence and knowledge that will undoubtedly help them run their business.


Business owners and managers


  • Understanding the 3 major accounting statements. How they are put together, the principles underpinning them and what they tell you about your business:
    • Profit & Loss
    • Balance Sheet
    • Cash Flow.
  • Why cash is different from profit and why cash flow is the single biggest cause of business failure
  • How to interpret and analyse financial information to help you run your business
  • Systems and processes to help streamline your accounting
  • An introduction to budgeting and how you can use it to drive business performance


No Dates Available

Sorry there are no dates available, to talk to us about availability please contact us on: 01926 417 787

What do the delegates think?

"A really well thought out, clear course that was excellently presented. I feared this subject before attending but feel I will have a greater grasp of it moving forward. "

Neil West

"A very comprehensive course covering the main elements of understanding your business (performance) via accounts. Every business owner should attend!"

Suzanne Hogson

"The best propertymark course I have ever been on. Fabulous content at a workable pace in plain language. Brilliant and worth every penny."

Angela Marden

"Really valuable session. Clearly broke down small business finance in an understandable way."

Tom Bright

Waiting list

If the date you would like is fully booked and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email with your name, contact details and how many places you would like; if a place becomes available we will then contact you. Alternatively, if we have sufficient interest we will try and arrange an additional date for the course to run. 

In-house training

This course is also available in-house. For more information on this please contact the Courses department on 01926 417 787 or email

Alternative dates or locations

To register your interest in alternative dates and locations for this course please email


Level: Foundation
CPD: 7 hours

face to face

Face to Face

Meet Your Trainer

Martin Mellor, Course Trainer

Martin Mellor

Winner of Advisor of The Year at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards in 2018 & 2019, Martin is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 20 years industry experience who is now highly regarded for working with businesses of all sizes to help them understand financial and accounting information.

Martin will strip away the jargon and terminology that trips so many people up and focus on how to use financial information to improve business decision making and performance.