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SABPP accreditedFinance for non-financial managers is a 3 day course for managers in today's business world. It is essential for individuals to have a working knowledge of finance. We all play a role in our organisations' financial health, whether we realise it or not. If you don't have training or a background in finances, you may be at a disadvantage as you sit around the management table. Understanding the cycle of finance will help you figure out where you fit into your companys' financial structure.

This course is accredited with the SABPP and is worth 23 CPD points.

At the conclusion of this workshop: You should be able to assess the financial performance and health of your firm. Enhance your decision-making skills by integrating financial management concepts into your thinking. Assess various software applications for managing finances. Control the flow of money through your department. Understand the budgeting process and forecasting techniques. Manage your own budget, inventory and petty cash.


$749.70 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.


3 Days


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Prices have changed from 1 March 2018. Information may change without notice.

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.


This course targets anyone wanting to learn how to finance



Course Outline / Curriculum


Getting the Facts Straight


  • Starting with the Basics

  • General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Getting to Know the Players

  • Identifying the Key Players in Your Organization

  • Governing Organizations


The Accounting Cycle


  • Underlying Principles

  • Overview of the Accounting Cycle

  • Case Study: (Accrual Basis vs Cash Basis of Accounting)

  • Understanding Debits and Credits

  • The Accounting Model

  • The Accounting Equation

  • Working with Debits and Credits


A Review of Financial Terms


Structure of Annual Financial Statements


  • The Income Statement (The statement of Comprehensive Income)

  • Sample Income Statement

  • The Balance Sheet

  • The statement of Financial Positions

  • Sample Balance Sheet

  • The Cash Flow Statement

  • (The Statement of Cash Flows)

  • Statement of Retained Earnings


Keeping Score


  • Understanding the Chart of Accounts


Your Financial Analysis Toolbox


  • Identifying the Relevant Data

  • Analyzing the Data

  • Reading Annual Reports

  • Case Studies 1

  • Solution

  • Case Studies 2

  • Case Studies 3

  • Sir John Templeton

  • Introductory Group Discussion


Seven Habits of Highly Creative Problem Solvers


  • Comfortable with uncertainty – and even seek it out

  • Failure is part of the process, and not taken personally

  • Reverse engineer problems

  • Ask great questions, and listen to as many (open minded) people as possible

  • Understand your best contribution in the problem solving process

  • Get on the balcony

  • Don’t believe your first answer, and don’t believe you have found the best answer

  • Behaviors You Never See in Successful People


Value Added Tax - Basics


  • What is VAT?

  • VAT Exempt products and services:

  • Who should register for VAT?

  • How often is a VAT return completed and paid?

  • How VAT works – the big picture:



The Basics of Budgeting

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Start Date Duration  
Mon 26 Mar 2018 3 Days
Mon 23 Apr 2018 3 Days Book Now
Mon 4 Jun 2018 3 Days Book Now
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Wed 12 Dec 2018 3 Days Book Now