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FINANCE for NON FINANCE MANAGERS

Every employee can have an impact on the company's finances and yet few receive any formal training in business finance. Indeed many managers today are required to control budgets worth $1000's and yet do not really understand some of the key financial statements.

Finance has a reputation as a "dry" subject and not surprisingly finance training is often viewed in the same way. We are able to provide a suite of tried and tested courses which can be customised to meet the needs of your specific target audience, as well as a full consulting service which might encompass a Training Needs Analysis, Design and Delivery of workshops as well as one on one follow up coaching.

In addition, due to our skills in training design, we can redesign presentations or workshops - for you to deliver - to make them more interactive and so engage your targeted audience for far longer and ensure that your key messages have maximum impact.

Some recent assignments include:

The design and delivery of financial management training to the top 265 senior managers at Monash University . The project started with a Training Needs Analysis for each target group, design of a totally customised 2 day workshop and roll out plus optional follow up coaching.
Cherry Birch has been engaged by the Australian Institute of Management to design and deliver finance for non finance managers training programs to middle to senior and executive levels. She facilitates on their Finance for Non Finance short course and runs the Fundamentals of Finance course, which is a Birch Consulting Group product.
The design and delivery a Finance course for China Light & Power ( Hong Kong ) to meet their identified competency of Business Competency. This program was extremely successful and ran some 16 times. Also for the same client, designed and prepared training materials for a course on their own internal controls, to be delivered internally to 600 staff. Furthermore designed and ran budgeting workshops and a finance course for their customer service managers.
The design and delivery of a 3 day finance program for StarHub Ltd in Singapore . The course has now run 6 times and includes the "Fundamentals " approach ,detailed below, as well as sessions on Costing, Capital Expenditure, Ratio Analysis, Cash Flow, EVA and How to read an Annual Report.
The design and delivery of an innovative approach for the World Wide Fund for Nature to enable their project executants and administrators to prepare financial statements and understand internal control.

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In house training courses designed to be both practical and FUN! Birch Consulting Group holds the exclusive rights in Australia to a number of finance training products which can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Alternatively totally customised programs can be designed and delivered.
Training design consulting to breathe life into your in-company financial training workshops or presentations.
Customised e-learning materials in the fundamentals of finance, budgeting etc.
Licensed software is offered which facilitates an innovative and colourful approach to presenting financial information in a graphical format. The format simplifies and presents data in such a way so that key messages are far more clearly communicated.

As mentioned above, Birch Consulting Group holds the Australian rights to a suite of innovative and fun products and services designed to create an interest in and understanding of the company's finances by all your employees. These originate from Bonanza SE in Sweden*. Two of the most popular products are detailed below. Please note all products can be customised to your requirements:

Fundamentals Of Finance - a 1-2 day finance training workshop (– for more details of this approach please see our sister company, www.financialtrainingaustralia.com)
FastTrack to Finance - a half day introduction to finance

Birch Consulting Group has also designed a number of 2 day courses which can be run with very little further development and preparation time. These are detailed below:

Finance for Sales Professionals
Financial Understanding for Board Members
Finance for HR Professionals
 
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Whilst we can design and deliver customised programs to reflect the nature of your business and your specific needs, we also have tried and tested courses which cover generic subjects and use a highly colourful approach.
 
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