Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Business Development

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Don't let your fear of finance get in the way of your success!


To provide the knowledge and skills to better understand the key financial information in order to make confident decisions in an organisation. Historically, organisations saw finance as a specialist skill but now all key individuals and managers regardless of their role must have a solid understanding of finance in order to be successful.


Anyone who plans, manages or reports on financial data and wants a broader understanding of business finance.


After successful completion of this course, it is expected participants will have the tools and techniques to be able to appreciate:

  • Financial Management Cycle
  • Fundamentals of Planning
  • Need for Budgeting
  • Types of Expenses
  • Understanding and Developing a Profit and Loss Statement
  • Capital Expenditure & Depreciation
  • Understanding and Developing a Balance Sheet
  • Importance of Cash Management
  • Monitoring & Reporting
  • Analysis & Interpretation of Financial Accounts


The course is highly participatory and practical. Participants will be shown the various processes, tools and techniques and then apply them in individual or small group exercises.


One day


Richard Millar from Auckland

Richard is an experienced trainer and consultant. His areas of expertise include leadership development, front line management development, team development, executive and personal development coaching, strategic/business planning and accounting for non-accountants training.

Richard has worked in a wide variety of organisations from small to large organisations in New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Richard’s depth of business knowledge and skills in sales, marketing, finance and general management coupled with a very practical approach to training and facilitation has provided excellent value to a large number of organisations.

Richard is member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators. He is an accredited DISC® consultant in behavioural profiling and a registered practitioner in MBTI®. He is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management and is qualified in Moderation and Workplace Assessment with NZQA. He holds the National Certificate in Adult Education and Training. He also provides community advice as a business mentor for Enterprise New Zealand.

Course Dates

Invercargill 13 May 2021 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill Fully Booked
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Dunedin 09 November 2021 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin
Invercargill 25 November 2021 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill


$ 630.00 + GST for members
$ 895.00 + GST for non-members


This workshop has qualified with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund programme
Event reference OSEA463

Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.

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