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Learning objectives

Training Introduction

This course shows how to interpret key financial statements highlighting the questions and areas that matter. It identifies warning signals that managers need to be aware of and shows how to understand key performance indicators to drive profitability. The course will also cover the essentials of budgeting and forecasting as well as addressing key financial terms such as goodwill and accruals & prepayments. Delegates will learn how to appraise capital projects with confidence, allowing them to make the best decisions for their business.

Key Takeaways

» How companies are financially structured
» How companies trade
» The business cycle – how the money flows
» How companies are financed – debt v equity
» The Income Statement
» The Balance Sheet
» The Cash Flow Statement
» Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) and the WACC
» Operational Gearing & Profitability
» Financial Gearing
» Working Capital and Liquidity
» Reading and interpreting financial information
» Costs – types, behavior & treatment – opex v capex
» The basics of Business Case – DCF, NPV & IRR
» Budgeting & Forecasting
» Asset valuation

Training Schedule

Day one

  • 08:30 Registration with Welcome Coffee

  • 09:00 Introductions

  • 10:00 Financial Overview

  • 10:45 Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 11:00 The Financial Statements (using client’s own Report & Accounts)

  • 12:30 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:15 Return on Investment

  • 14:00 Return on Capital Employed

  • 14:45 Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 15:00 Liquidity

  • 15:45 Gearing and Leverage

  • 16:15 Review

  • 16:30 End of day 1

Day two

  • 09:15 Registration with Welcome Coffee

  • 09:30 Review

  • 10:00 Case Study

  • 10:45 Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 11:00 Key Financial Terms

  • 11:45 Budgeting & Forecasting

  • 12:30 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:15 Management Information

  • 14:00 Building the Business Case

  • 14:45 Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 15:00 Asset Valuation

  • 16:15 Review

  • 16:30 End of day 2

Training Program

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Get to know the Expert Trainer

Ted Wainman
Ted WainmanProfessional Finance and Business Trainer CCS Training and Consultancy

Ted Wainman trained and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with Ernst & Young before joining JPMorgan on the Investment Management side of the business. Whilst at JPMorgan, he undertook a company sponsored MBA in the International Management of Financial Services,
from which he graduated at the top of his class with merit.

Since 2003 Ted has been designing, developing and delivering programmes for the private sector across a range of business needs. Whether focussed on programmes to build awareness and detailed understanding around financial drivers of their business, addressing new operational initiatives or supporting business change, Ted is experienced in working with key stakeholders within the business to construct a training program that delivers sustained change.

With a background in finance, Ted has a focus on financial and commercial training (including finance, strategy & leadership and Global Macro Economics), but is also comfortable in designing, developing and delivering training programmes on a wide variety of softer skills from negotiation, persuading, influencing, written communications and presentation skills.

Ted has worked with over 200 companies – primarily private or listed – from blue chips to financial services, including banks, building societies and insurance companies. Ted has worked in over 30 countries globally and is experienced in addressing the needs of programmes across varying cultural

Ted is the author of “How to Talk Finance: getting to grips with the numbers in business” – published by Pearson (FT) in April 2015.


“Great 2 day course – very interesting & Ted kept it fun and interactive. Relevant training materials use for individuals – i.e. use of our own employer’s financial statements.”

“A complex and difficult topic brought to fun in an interesting way that was easy to comprehend. Very interactive with a great speaker.”

“Excellent enthusiastic trainer with deep knowledge of the subject and ability to convey information interestingly and relevantly.”
(Lloyds Banking Group)

Who should attend?

» Those who need to understand the financial implications of their day-to-day decisions to increase the profitability and performance of their business. This course is suitable for managers with little or no financial knowledge.
» Middle and Senior Managers
» Department Heads and Budget Holders
» Regional and Business Unit Heads
» Anyone involved in using financial information to make operational decisions
» Anyone who needs a better understanding of the finances of their business
» Anyone new to finance

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1053 Budapest

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The client has the right to cancel his/her registration in the event.
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    Many people are afraid to request for training budget, because they can’t seem to find the “perfect time” to do it. Well, there’s no perfect time to ask for it, but there are definitely some moments that are better than others. For instance, if your boss is about to take a two week vacation, he/she might be in a good mood. If he/she just lost a major account, may not be wise at that juncture.
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    When you ask for budget, you should be prepared with specific details and explanations about what is in it for the company and you’re superior. If you go into a meeting and just say, “I want to get budget for a conference,” it’s likely that your request won’t be taken seriously. If you want to plan ahead, then you should be prepared to explain the following points:
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    a) How this event will increase your productivity?
    b) How you will need less supervision
    c) How you can bring back the knowledge to the company
    4. Follow up
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We understand that not all senior-level professionals might be available on the dates. As the event is an annual event, most of the attendees try to postpone their engagements or send a small group from their teams to benefit from the conference.

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