Finance For Non-Finance Executives

Professional Skills
Hong Kong
Course Date: 
July 13, 2018
9:00AM - 5:30PM
In business, managers and other professionals often need to make use of financial information for making sound business decisions and effective business control.  However, non-finance executives are often overwhelmed by complicated accounting jargon.
This introductory course enables non-finance executives to read, understand, interpret and use key financial information to enhance business results.  They will leave the course with a better appreciation of their important role in managing finance in daily business.


  • Be able to read and understand basic financial statements, including Income Statements and Balance Sheets
  • Be able to extract key financial information from financial reports strategically
  • Be able to review and interpret key financial performance data on growth, profitability and expenses efficiently
  • Understand basic techniques for effective cost control 
  • Be able to communicate financial matters more effectively and confidently

Key Topics

  • Reading financial statements strategically
  • Reading and understanding Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Accounts
  • Key financial performance indicators, major assets and expenses, different profit measurements, underlying business features and risks
  • Practical tips of effective cost control, linking business strategy to finance strategy, continuous cost improvement
  • Key financial ratios: calculation, interpretation of health and warning signs
  • SWOT analysis for assessing overall financial strengths and weaknesses
  • Quick financial ratios analysis for interpreting business performance and financial health

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