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Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

If you can speak the language of money,  you'll be more successful

If you are not a numbers person, finance is daunting. But having a good grasp of terms like EBITDA and net present value are important no matter where you sit in the organisation. Even if you don't need to know a lot about finance to do your day-to-day job, the more conversant you are on the subject, the better off you'll be.

We have selected the following short online courses to enhance your business skills. Courses range from 1-14hrs. You can select one or more short courses or buy a pre-packaged bundle. Our top seller is Understanding financial information for the non-finance manager (14hrs).

New Age Budgeting


Few would argue that traditional budgetary processes are time consuming, creaking at the seams, lacking transparency and add little value and insights to managers throughout the business. Yet the majority of organisations still pursue budgetary processes that were developed well over 90 years ago during an age of much greater stability and certainty. This module explores today’s shortcomings, the real needs for the 21st Century and alternate, more advanced approaches.

CPD Points: 1.5
CPD Duration (hours): 1.5
Access: 12 months from purchase date
Price: R625

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course you will understand:

  • The shortcomings in traditional budgetary processes and why should we change
  • The real purpose of a budget and what a good budget should seek to achieve
  • More advanced non-statistical and statistical techniques to improve forecast and budgetary accuracy
  • How costs are really driven and the impact on our cost understanding and forecasting
  • Budgetary alternatives being practiced today - Rolling forecasts / flexible budgets, Activity or Driver Based Budgeting and Output Budgeting

Authored by: John McKenzie

John McKenzie has over 20 years' experience during which he has undertaken ABC/M implementation work at a range of companies including Halifax Plc, British Airways, Seeboard Electricity, London Electricity, British Gas, ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company), Sharwoods, Vauxhall Motors, IBC Vehicles, MATAV(Hungarian Telecom), Glasgow City Council, Royal Sun Alliance, NatWest, and Unilever International. His book ABC/M to the Max was published in 2008
A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.
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