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Finance for Non-Financial Executives



27, 28 and 29 October 2021

Format: In person

Schedule: 9am-5pm

Tuition Fees:

Certificate for Completion Route (CC) €1850
Micro – Credential Route (MC) €2000

MC Application deadline: 13 October

Who is this programme designed for?

The programme is designed for anyone who is in charge of a budget and who seeks to understand and analyse financial reports and also forecast future performance.

What does the programme offer to participants?

This programme aims to give business leaders and decision makers a strong grasp of finance language, terminology and skills in analysis. The programme empowers non-finance managers to communicate effectively with accountants and finance managers.


Using practical and real-life case studies the programme will explore numbers in business financial statements and reports in order to provide an understanding of how day-to-day decisions and activities impact the financial performance of your business. Participants will be able to analyse the performance of their business and make improvements in areas that are not performing to satisfaction. The programme will also boost your literacy with financial language and terminology. Managers will learn how to spot financial opportunities and how to take advance of them. Participants will also learn practically how to investigate the cost and benefits of investments.


Day 1:

Practical illustrations using business data. A clear understanding of how all the day-to-day activities impact the financial performance of a business. Become fully familiar with all the key figures in financial statements. Understand the key metrics of performance and how the participant's business has performed against similar businesses. Have a clear understanding of financial terminology.

Day 2:

Participants will learn and be motivated to use a practical toolbox of the many ways in which they can improve the financial performance of their business. Measuring the impact of Volume Growth on Financial performance, Margin Enhancement and Minimising Investment in Assets.

Day 3:

Gain a full understanding of the key factors to be taken into account in making an effective investment decision. Be able to clearly identify relevant cash flows. How the hurdle rate for investment decisions is arrived at. Understand discounted cash flow techniques and be able to use them to evaluate investment decisions. Appreciate the importance of post evaluation monitoring of investment decisions.


Hilary Hough

Why undertake the programme for credits?

Micro-credentials are short flexible modules that lead to accreditation in the form of ECTS. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. For more information, please visit the Trinity micro-credentials website.