Finance for Managers

From financial statement analysis to investment decisions – this 4-day course will help non-finance executives, managers and specialists from all areas of business understand even more about the interrelationships and tools of financial management, and how to actively use them.


Expertise in all facets of financial management is a core area of result-oriented management. However, this requires much more, and more importantly, something different than just the ability to correctly apply accounting principles. Only with comprehensive understanding and solid skills in using finan- cial tools and analyses, can you handle financial aspects responsibly.

Those sufficiently versed in planning and budgeting, key-performance indicator analyses or calculating return on investments, can participate in the decision-making process in the area of company finances. This 4-day course shows managers like yourself how to successfully handle these kinds tasks. It will help you lay down a foundation on which to develop your expertise here even further. It allows you to assume more responsibility in achieving financial objectives and to manage this even more efficiently.

Who should attend

  • Non-financial executives, heads of profit centers, managers, area and departmental managers, who have limited knowl- edge of finance and accounting, or for those who want to update their knowledge
  • Management professionals, young leaders and specialists from all areas of business who are increasingly engaged in financial considerations as part of planning, budgeting, investing or controlling, and who make financial decisions and need to defend those decisions
  • Technicians, scientists, lawyers, engineers, human-resources specialists and others, who want to get an overview of the most important aspects of corporate finance

Areas of Focus

Getting Started with Financial Management

  • How does corporate finance function? Tasks, and how the two are related
  • Reading financial statements and calculating cash-flow – a summary of tools and methods
  • Financing, types of financing

Planning and Budgeting

  • The conceptual basis of financial planning and budgeting
  • Assessing financial performance, looking to the future
  • Revenue, profit and cash-flow objectives

Cost Management

  • Cost structures and cost categories
  • Contribution margin accounting, break-even analyis
  • Calculating and determining prices

Controlling, Review and Evaluation

  • Developing a KPI system for financial controlling
  • Understanding controlling reports and how to interpret them correctly

Business Plan

  • How to structure a professional business plan
  • Checking and verifying the plausibility of your own financial planning

Understanding Financial Objectives, Dealing with KPIs

  • Breaking down long term financial objectives into short-term goals
  • Important KPIs

Investments and Investment Decisions

  • Economic-efficiency calculations
  • Making investment decisions

Key details

15.04.2024 - 18.04.2024, Frankfurt
EUR 4'800.- / CHF 4'500.- (plus VAT)

07.10.2024 - 10.10.2024, Luzern
EUR 4'800.- / CHF 4'500.- (plus VAT)


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