Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Confidently read and interpret key financial reports.

Understand key accounting concepts and issues surrounding analysis of financial performance.

Develop skills to critically assess your organisation's financial situation - the opportunities for improvement and issues to be addressed.

  • What is covered in the course?

    • Interpret and understand financial information with confidence
    • Apply financial analysis when making management decisions.
    • Read and understand the three key financial accounting reports- the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Statement and Statement of Cash Flows.
    • Use financial information to assess an organisations financial health including identification of weaknesses and opportunities.
    • Clearly understand internal budget/actual reports.
  • Should I attend?

    This course suits middle to senior managers and professionals:

    • public or private sector managers responsible for the management of people and/or resources, requiring a better understanding of the concepts and issues surrounding analysis of financial performance
    • middle-to-senior managers with little or no formal finance or accounting qualifications.

  • How will I benefit?

    You will gain:

    • an understanding of key accounting principles that contribute to financial reports
    • approaches and tools to interpret and analyse key financial metrics
    • skills to develop effective budget documents
    • increased confidence in financial decision making and financial implications of operational and strategic decisions.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain:

    • enhanced understanding of the financial environment of the organisation
    • informed staff who can improve their strategic and operation decision making through an increased understanding of business finance.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • Gain credit into the Professional Management Program by completing this course and its assessment
    • The course offers pathways into the Adelaide MBA as part of the Professional Management Program
    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning=1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • course materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • certificate of Completion and training record
  • refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses for in person attendance
  • post course evaluation.

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

Available course dates:

  • Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 November, 2024 (8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

    Course Start Date: Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 November, 2024 (8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Mark Priadko; B Econ (Hons); Grad Dip (Marketing)

    Mark helps people think through complex situations and opportunities. His clients include organisations from all levels of government (state, federal and local), Universities, and other for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. The first half of his professional career led him to Executive roles in South Australian Treasury and Finance. He has a deep knowledge of government decision-making processes and public sector financial management. Mark’s former responsibilities in Treasury and Finance included providing advice on the State Government’s financial strategy, legislation and policies, overseeing whole of government banking, financial reporting and related financial systems and working with agencies as part of the annual budget process and weekly Cabinet processes. His love of learning, his experience and understanding of finances and strategy and his curiosity lead him to insights into how organisations and their various functions and projects can be progressed or improved. Mark works with participants to more clearly understand their organisations, helping them make quality decisions often in complex situations.

    Schedule number: 8423
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$1,850.00
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