Financial Awareness

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Finance and Legal, Business Finance

What Is Financial Awareness Training?

This course is about Business finance for non-specialists- it is designed to cover everything you need to know. Successful managers, marketing and sales people can be even more effective given a better understanding of the commercial considerations that interact with their own discipline. The programme is specially designed for Executives who recognise the benefit of understanding how the financial side of the business operates. The course is led by a marketeer, not an accountant, who takes a practical, pragmatic view of money matters and translates the jargon, conventions and formats of accounting so that they become useful tools for the delegate. Case study work and practical exercises form an important part of this programme reinforced by tutor led discussions. By the end of the course delegates will gain greater credibility with customers, distributors and others who expect an understanding of money matters to feature in any business negotiation. A knowledge of the data required from accountants to make better business decisions. An ability to read behind accounts and to hold one's own at any finance meeting.

Who Should Attend

Any person who requires the need to be trained in Financial Awareness through the course of their normal working duties. This course is suitable for anyone working in the Business Finance arena or Finance and Legal sector, pre-requisites may be required.

Course Agenda

- Finance Its Part in the Marketing Mix
- The Cash Flow Cycle
- Lots of Business and How to Go Bust
- Working Capital How It Is Used
- Cash Flow and Profits
- How Costs are Quantified
- Costs of Production and Selling
- Standard Costing
- Understanding the Statutory Accounts
- The Profit and Loss Account
- The Balance Sheet
- Cash Flow Statement
- Accounting Conventions
- Management Accounts
- The Vital Management Tool
- Cash Flow Forecasts
- Analysing Accounts
- Using Ratios to Analyse Performance
- Making Inter-firm Comparisons
- Using Data to Make Decisions
- The Evaluation of Financial Risk
- Discounted Cash Flow
- Forecasting and Budgets
- What Forecasts do we Need?
- How to Make Better Forecasts
- Using Forecasts to Decide the Budget
- Zero Based Budgeting
- Pricing
- Factors Affecting Price
- Elasticity of Demand
- Pricing Methods
- Price and Contribution.


Available onsite or nationwide at any of over 50 centres, see below our open course availability. Alternatively, call 0844 335 8882.


The Financial Awareness course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

More Information

We train in excess of 100,000 delegates per year. For more information, please make your enquiry using the form below. The XYZ Training Group Customer Charter ensures that all enquiries are responded to the same day.

Course Availability

Available on client premises as an in-house course or at one of training venues, provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Whatever your requirement, simply complete the enquiry form below and we'll send you our quotation by return.

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Financial Awareness
Part of our Business Finance range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 2 days
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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