Finance Demystified

The Basics

 

Designed for non-accountants, this one-day course demystifies the income statement, balance sheet and cashflows. Most importantly it demonstrates how to read, understand and use them in a practical operational sense.

 

Learn how to recognise and prevent solvency issues, understand and interpret financial ratios and implement key performance indicator’s (KPI’s) to monitor performance. This course is designed to enhance your practical financial understanding and in turn better decision-making capabilities for your business.

REGISTER INTEREST

COURSE BENEFITS

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DEMISTIFY

financial statements

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Understand

and interpret financial data

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RECOGNISE

issues in advance

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ENHANCE

decision making

COURSE
OUTLINE

In this course we cover the basics of financial management understanding and practical analysis. Designed for those with non-financial backgrounds we aim to equip you with the knowledge and tools for confident financial decision-making.

 

Topics covered:

  • Understand and interpret income statements (Profit & Loss)
  • Understand and interpreting the balance sheet
    – What am I balancing and why?
  • Cashflow and cashflow concepts
    – I have cash in the bank but am making a loss? How can this be?
  • What is accrual accounting?
  • Solvency, liquidity and financial risk
  • Performance management analysis tools – KPI’s, ratio’s and benchmarking
    – When, what and how to use them

DATES &
LOCATIONS

Dates and locations to be confirmed shortly. In the meantime, register your interest.

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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David Thomas brings clarity and simplicity to financial and accounting concepts. His coaching has given me the skills and confidence to do the same in project based work and in communications with CEOs and Boards.

KYLIE MANSON

Project Director

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I am a medium sized business owner who always seems to be working long hours but not showing any money in the bank. David provided a clear picture of how to price my services profitably, improve cash flow and ensure that my business is ready to expand. Thanks, so much David you are fantastic at what you do.

AARON KEMP

Owner – AOK Property Services

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David is a disciplined thinker and an expert facilitator in strategy, problem solving and decision making. He is a skilled diplomat in a team and is able to draw out people’s views to reach sound, credible solutions.

CHERYL WALMSLEY

Chair of Lifeline Northern Beaches

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I enjoyed using Figure Eight Finance. David was very good at understanding my learning needs and supported me through an important finance project. The assisted learning that he provided enabled me to feel confident when applying key financial management concepts.

ELIZABETH ADENIJI

Head of Platform Sales – Brightroll

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