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Business Case

Everybody in an organisation needs to have a basic understanding of finance in order to appreciate the impact of their actions on profitability.

However, the jargon surrounding finance and its numeric base have deterred too many people from even attempting to come to terms with it. Add to this the traditionally boring image of finance training and it is not surprising that many still do not have a grasp of the necessary basics. This half-day course breaks the mould.

Who Should Attend

The program is primarily designed for small businesses and employees in larger organisations that need a brief introduction to finance. This half- day seminar can also be used as a part of a more comprehensive program. Alternatively the one day Fundamentals of Finance could be run.

Fasttrack to Finance creates an interest to know more about finance in a different and fun way.


In groups of two the participants go through the personal finances of George Tapson to gain a basic understanding of how finance works. The personal finance session is transformed into business finance and the participants will follow the development of Rust & Pipe Limited for a month.

Step by step, the participants reflect on different transactions and take decisions that influence the outcome of the company. The participants will get a solid understanding of the common terminology of financial reports and key ratios.

In addition they will also be able to do a few basic analyses using the balance sheet and the profit and loss account.

Key Areas Covered:

  • Basic Financial Statements (Profit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow)
  • Key Ratios
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Basic Budgeting

Benefits to the Organisation and the Individual

Financial knowledge at an individual level is essential to successful business performance at corporate level. Financially aware employees not only make more informed decisions, they also make a positive contribution towards improving their company's profitability.

On an individual level, participants' career prospects and their confidence cannot fail to benefit from this course.

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These are popular 1 or 2 day workshops tailored to groups of professionals.

All courses can be customised to your requirements.

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Step by step, the participants reflect on different transactions and take decisions that influence the outcome of the company...

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