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Executive Education programme addresses fundamental questions about finance and accounting


Executive Education at Cambridge Judge Business School is once again running its ‘Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers’ programme, which is essential for anyone looking to improve their understanding of finance and make more informed business decisions.

The programme aims to teach the basics of accounting, financial terminology and financial analysis techniques by using a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, work examples and class discussion, to demystify the language of finance for non-financial managers.

On completion of this practical and fast-paced two-day programme, delegates will be able to review, interpret and utilise annual reports and financial information, interpret a company’s profitability, solvency and liquidity and comprehend relevant costs, overhead allocations and contribution margin.

The programme’s director, Dr Richard Barker, commented:

An understanding of accounting is prerequisite for comprehending the financial success and stability of any organisation. At the heart of accounting is a model for recording and presenting economic information which is summarised in a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement.

Accounting is commonly perceived to be difficult to understand, but you do not need to be good at maths to be an accountant, any more than you need to be good at maths to manage your own bank account. This is not, of course, to say that accounting is very simple and easily learned, but this programme is aimed at those seeking to master the language of finance in order to improve their confidence in understanding financial reports and measuring performance in order to make more informed business decisions.”

‘Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers’ is a two-day programme that takes place twice yearly. Participants earn a certificate on completing the programme and it counts as one programme for those completing the Cambridge Executive Education General Management Programme of Achievement.