APMG-International Finance for Non-Financial Managers™


APMG-International Finance for Non Financial Managers is a trade mark of The APM Group Limited

Managers at all levels need to be equipped with the right amount of business acumen to be effective in their roles.

Business Acumen is not just fluency in the language of finance, it is the ability to read, understand and interpret financial information to make informed business decisions. Decisions that will positively impact on the financial performance of the organisation.

ILX Group’s accredited APMG-International Finance for Non Financial Managers™ course provides the necessary financial literacy and business acumen needed in modern business.

It takes around 12 - 15 hours to complete the online learning which is equivalent to a three day workshop. It is ideal for anyone looking to train in a time, place and location to suit them.


Delegates will:

  • Understand how business decisions affecting the organisations financials and key performance indicators
  • Be confident in financial discussions – financial fluency – terminology and concepts
  • Understanding of the drivers point of your profit and loss account, and the inter-relationship of the financial statements
  • Be able to differentiate between profit and cash flow
  • Develop superior cost management skills and how to conduct effective investment appraisal
  • Understand the listed company environment and the implications for planning and reporting

Target Audience

This course requires no prior knowledge or experience and is designed for non-financial managers at all levels. It is ideal for:

  • Project managers
  • IT and service support managers
  • Sales executives/consultants and new graduates

What’s included

  • 12 months online access to our accredited APMG-International Finance for Non Financial Managers™ course
  • Modular assessments
  • Dynamic financial models – giving you the ability to use perform “what if” analysis on your organisations and figures
  • Randomised exam simulator

Optional extras

  • Teach Yourself Finance for Non Financial Managers book
  • APMG-International Finance for Non Financial Managers™ exam: Valid for 12 months from purchase date.

Learning Synopsis

Introduction to Financial Statements

  • Importance of financial measures
  • Financial accounting and management accounting
  • The four types of accounts
  • Three financial statements

Profit and Loss Account

  • The profit and loss account
  • Elements of the profit and loss account
  • Costs in the profit and loss account
  • Your own figures

Balance Sheet

  • Definition
  • Sources and use of figures
  • Format of the balance sheet
  • Inter-relationship with the profit and loss account
  • Examples of formats
  • Your own figures

Cash Flow

  • Profit and Cash
  • Elements of Cash Flow
  • Managing Cash and Loans
  • Practical Applications of Cash Flow
  • Your own figures

Costing Decisions

  • Introduction
  • Variable and Fixed Costs
  • Cost Structure and Methods
  • Break-even
  • Product Costing
  • Your own figures

Introduction to Financial Analysis

  • What is financial analysis
  • Financial analysis in practice

 Investment Appraisal

  • Cash Flow and Relevant Costs
  • Pay Back
  • Present Value and Discounting
  • Discounted Cash Flow
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Case study

 Profit Margin

  • Profit Margin Ratio
  • Comparison by Industry
  • Supermarkets
  • Aircraft Manufacturing Industry
  • Profit Margin Flowcharts
  • Your own figures

 Asset Turnover

  • Concept of Asset Turnover
  • Asset Turnover Flowchart
  • Working Capital Ratios
  • Fixed Asset Turnover
  • Analysis by Industry - Supermarket
  • Analysis by Industry - Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Your own figures

 Return on Capital Employed

  • What is Return on Capital Employed?
  • Elements of ROCE
  • Comparison of ROCE
  • Financial Analysis with ROCE
  • Your own figures

 Mock Exam Simulator

  • Allows you to assess your own capability prior to taking the formal examination


    All APMG International Finance for Non-Financial Managers™ Online courses on this page are offered by ILX Group an ATO of AXELOS Limited

    APMG International Finance for Non-Financial Managers is a trademark of The APM Group Limited. All rights reserved.


Price: £289.00