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Success in
Financial Management

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About the course

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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:

September 2019 – “Nearly all the material was new to me, but it was presented clearly, with emphasis on practical application and relevance to future employment options in business.”
June 2019 – “Clear and concise teaching.”
“Very well structured, good pace, very good workbook and use of active examples.” “Inspiring tutor.”
March 2019 – “For my level of experience, this was an excellent and challenging week. Practical approach has really benefitted. I would recommend the course without hesitation.”
“Fantastic for getting to grips with the analysis of accounts.”
January 2019 – “Quality instruction… paced correctly, with time to go into right depth, good mix of instruction, reinforcement and discussion.”
November 2018 – “I don’t like to give full marks but the teaching was outstanding throughout.”
“Massive learning curve, but very well presented.”
“Numbers are numbers but insights to application are priceless. Philip struck the balance nicely.”
September 2018 – “A valuable insight – Philip is an astute and experienced professional.”
June 2018 – “Best aspect was getting a clear understanding of balance sheets, PLs and basic finance.”
“Clear and patient explanations, good examples and visualisation of concepts assisted my understanding in an area normally outside my comfort zone!”
“The introduction on how to properly read balance sheets and trade accounts was the best – amazing what was achieved after one day!”
“Best aspects were the practical nature of the course, the pace of learning and the class size.”
“The tutor had the ability to communicate effectively to the ignorant (me!) in an inclusive and helpful style.” “Delivery was clear and simple to understand”.
“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.”

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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.

For military resettlement delegates, this course can be funded using IRTC grant and/or SLC grants.

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