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Success in
Financial Management

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About the course


Success in Financial Management (SFM) also goes by the internationally recognised name Accounting for Non-Accountants and is seen as a must for anyone taking up employment in business or administration. It is designed to give delegates a great grounding in accounting and how it can contribute to effective management.

Recent reviews
January 2018: “The tutor had the ability to communicate effectively to the ignorant (me!) in an inclusive and helpful style.”
“Philip Avery is an excellent teacher and has made SFM an enlightening week.”
November 2017: “Delivery was clear and simple to understand”.
“Great instruction, pitched at the right level.”
September 2017: “Excellent course, took me from a complete beginner with no knowledge to having  confidence in reading, understanding and applying financial/management accounts. Hugely useful.”
“Clear from the start that our tutor was both an excellent tutor and highly experienced in the subject matter, able to bring business finance to life. More impressive was the way he tailored the learning to the learning style of the individual.”
“Philip’s experience and knowledge brought the subject matter to life. Prevented the course being academic.”
“Moving from very low knowledge and fear of numbers to understanding much more.”
“It put the theory into practice and the exercises made us work and cemented the ideas. Philip was an excellent tutor. He balanced informing with listening and challenging. It is hard to see how he could improve the course.”
June 2017: “Really enjoyable course and very well taught by tutor. Learned a lot on financial management!”

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Who should take the course?

This course is aimed at non-finance professionals at all levels who need to develop an understanding of business finance.

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Benefits – individual?

The SFM course provides individuals with an excellent insight into the world of company accounts.

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Benefits – organisation?

All staff within a business, company, partnership or charitable organisation should have an understanding of finance in order to contribute to their organisation’s success.

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As well as a standalone course in its own right, SFM is Week 1 of the Bristol Executive Management Programme which, on successful completion of the relevant assignment, leads to a CMI Level 7 Award, Certification or Diploma in Strategic Management. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance expressing that they have successfully completed the Success in Financial Management course.

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Key Features

  • The recording and reporting of financial information
  • The Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow forecasting and the control of cash
  • The Analysis and interpretation of company accounts
  • Business ratios/Indicators of performance and financial position
  • Management Accounting & Budgeting
  • The use of accounting information in decision making
  • The control of Costs/Cost Accounting
  • Pricing

Please click here for the course schedule.

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Success Series

Our Success Series has been specifically developed to provide our delegates with an added advantage. All of our internationally recognised qualifications are available as part of the Success Series, meaning that not only will you receive your chosen accredited qualification (such as PRINCE2, MSP, Change Management) you will also have the option to complete assignments to work towards CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership. On completion of the Award, you may wish to take further courses in the Success Series to work towards the CMI Level 7 Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma (charges apply).  The relevant ‘Success’ course title is available on all individual course pages. Please also see our CMI student handbook for more information.

All delegates using ELC funding should note that if they select this course, they are required to attempt the Level 7 Award, which involves an element of additional independent study and completion of one assignment of c. 3,500 words, in order to satisfy ELCAS that they have completed the course.

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