Don't let your fear of finance get in the way of your success!
Historically, organisations saw finance as a specialist skill but now all key individuals and managers regardless of their role must have a solid understanding of finance in order to be successful. This course will provide the knowledge and skills to better understand the key financial information in order to make confident decisions in an organisation - and is suitable for anyone who plans, manages or reports on financial data and wants a broader understanding of business finance.
The facilitator is a very experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who has led the finance function in many organisations through growth and challenging times. It is the simple financial explanations and his sharing of the money ‘smarts’ that makes this course a must.
To provide the knowledge and skills to better understand the key financial information in order to make confident decisions in an organisation. Historically, organisations saw finance as a specialist skill but now all key individuals and managers regardless of their role must have a solid understanding of finance in order to be successful.
Anyone who plans, manages or reports on financial data and wants a broader understanding of business finance.
After successful completion of this course, it is expected participants will have the tools and techniques to be able to appreciate:
- Financial Management Cycle
- Fundamentals of Planning
- Need for Budgeting
- Types of Expenses
- Understanding and Developing a Profit and Loss Statement
- Capital Expenditure & Depreciation
- Understanding and Developing a Balance Sheet
- Importance of Cash Management
- Monitoring & Reporting
- Analysis & Interpretation of Financial Accounts
- Demystify financial jargon
The course is highly participatory and practical. Participants will be shown the various processes, tools and techniques and then apply them in individual or small group exercises.
Richard Millar from Auckland
Richard is an experienced trainer and consultant. His areas of expertise include leadership development, front line management development, team development, executive and personal development coaching, strategic/business planning and accounting for non-accountants training.
Richard has worked in a wide variety of organisations from small to large organisations in New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Richard’s depth of business knowledge and skills in sales, marketing, finance and general management coupled with a very practical approach to training and facilitation has provided excellent value to a large number of organisations.
Richard is member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators. He is an accredited DISC® consultant in behavioural profiling and a registered practitioner in MBTI®. He is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management and is qualified in Moderation and Workplace Assessment with NZQA. He holds the National Certificate in Adult Education and Training. He also provides community advice as a business mentor for Enterprise New Zealand.