Finance for Non-Finance Managers Virtual Masterclass

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EVENT DATE

30th Mar 2022

LOCATION

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Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra  (GMT+11): 9am to 5pm

Adelaide (GMT+10:30): 8.30am to 4.30pm

Brisbane (GMT+10):8am to 4pm

Perth, Singapore, Malaysia (GMT+8): 6am to 2pm

New Zealand (GMT+13): 11am to 7pm

Overview

The biggest issue non finance executives face is to understand the correlation between their efforts in the operations and how those efforts are reflected in the financial health of the business. The financial results are a direct reflection of the efforts, and these are predominantly recorded through the production of annual financial statements and management reports.

To understand the financial statements is not to merely look in the rear-view mirror. Financial information not only assists to understand what has happened, but it can help predict the future.

This workshop provides a practical guide to understanding finance for non-finance managers. The success or failure of every business not only lies in the fundamentals of its financial performance but also the way in which financials are communicated throughout the organisation. The success or failure of a business is also contingent by the choices made by people at all levels of an organisation that directly impact the bottom line.

This course will provide the attendee with a good basis to know your number.

Learning Objectives

  • Interpreting key finance terminology and jargon
  • Accounting concepts such as accrual accounting, depreciation, and cash
  • Reading and understanding financial statements
  • Using financial KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to evaluate business performance
  • Applying cost concepts and budget forecasting techniques to plan and develop robust operational budgets. Looking at the Balanced Scorecard
  • Calculating breakeven point and using other financial evaluation techniques including ratio analysis.
  • Hands on case study to test your learning during the day.

Featuring Our Speakers

Andrew Jeffers

CEO

Shuriken Consulting

Andrew Jeffers is the CEO of Shuriken Consulting. With over 20 years’ experience as an accountant, he specialises in corporate structuring, asset protection, business growth, information technology. Andrew is the person to call for expert advice about all matters relating to business growth.

Andrew also has more than 20 years’ experience in public practice accounting services. Bred into the accounting arena by his father Kerry Jeffers, a CPA registered tax agent who owned his own public practice for over 45 years. Andrew’s business acumen developed as a schoolboy working in the practice assisting with bookkeeping and tax return preparation.

Andrew’s natural flair and thirst for knowledge was further nourished by his choices of study and he currently holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Sydney, a Master of Commerce from Macquarie University, a Master of Science (e-Business) from Westminster University (London). Andrew has studied but yet to complete his Juris Doctor (JD) at UTS Sydney.

Andrew has held positions of CFO, Director and Company secretary for Private and Non-Listed Public Entities both here and in the UK. He has worked in Commercial and Non-For-Profit organisations transacting on a global basis with turnovers up to $150m AUD.

Andrew is in a unique position being a qualified accountant but also as a man who has cut code through his involvement in many IT / Software ventures. These have ranged from start-ups to established businesses.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Corporate structuring
  • Asset protection
  • Business Growth
  • Information Technology

Who should attend?

  • Interpreting key finance terminology and jargon
  • Accounting concepts such as accrual accounting, depreciation, and cash
  • Reading and understanding financial statements
  • Using financial KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to evaluate business performance
  • Applying cost concepts and budget forecasting techniques to plan and develop robust operational budgets. Looking at the Balanced Scorecard
  • Calculating breakeven point and using other financial evaluation techniques including ratio analysis.
  • Hands on case study to test your learning during the day.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Components of Financial Statements – Deep Dive
  • Analysing the Numbers
  • Working Case Study