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Business finances

Finance isn’t just for Accountants. For a business to be successful, it is vital that its people have an understanding of business finance and know what the impact of their everyday actions and decisions on the financial results are.

What would it mean to your business if budget holders knew how to most effectively manage their budget? Or if they had a better idea of what decision to take to ensure the best financial and commercial outcome without leaning too heavily on finance staff, allowing them to focus on other business priorities? If they could have more informed conversations with finance colleagues and remove the risk of miscommunication or misunderstanding? 

Your team members, especially those in the senior leadership team, need to have an understanding of company financials so that they can make well informed judgements and decisions operationally.

We offer a number of workshops to empower and inspire you and your employees to understand finance more fully. 

Our courses

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Finance for non finance managers

  • Understand basic financial documents used in business. 

  • How to interpret the information in these documents and use it to manage day to day activity. 

  • Understand the impact of day to day decisions, actions and transactions on business finances.

  • How to manage a budget successfully. 

  • What to consider when contemplating large expenditure.

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Building commercial acumen

  • What is commercial acumen and how is it different to financial acumen?

  • What does commercial thinking look like? What to consider when making commercial decisions and how to apply this to your role. 

  • Understanding how a business works-the decisions and actions that a business takes and the implications of these. 

  • What makes organisations successful?

  • How to apply this to your own organisation.

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Budget deep dives

  • Why do budgets? 

  • The budget cycle-where do budgets fit in your company's overall plans?

  • Identifying costs for a budget.

  • Managing a budget-what are the budget holders responsibilities?

  • Cost management-cost behaviours and cost drivers

  • The implications of a budget on business cash flow

  • The differences between a budget and a forecast and how to create a successful forecast. 

Our courses can be tailored to your needs, to cover some or all of the above areas to suit the specific requirements of your business and its employees. We can also incorporate other aspects of finance not mentioned above – please contact us to discuss your requirements.

We can also provide training to upskill your finance team or train them on accounting software such as Xero, QuickBooks and Sage 50 and reporting software such as Fathom. 

Also we can work with you as the business owner directly to provide 1:1 coaching. You might be working with an accountant who helps you meet all your statutory requirements and tax needs but ultimately, you have no real idea what they are talking about. They use loads of jargon and complex terms and so you just do what they suggest without really understanding what it all means.

 

We can help you understand what it all means so you have more confidence that the decisions you are making, are the correct ones. We may be accountants, but not as you know it. We’re jargon free and focused on simplicity.

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