Financial management trainings

Boda & Partners Kft.

Finance for non-finance managers

What are the fixed and variable costs of the company?
What is the relationship between volume and variable costs?
What is the difference between earnings and cash-flow?

About the training
The training helps participating professionals to use their economic knowledge to make better business decisions. By increasing their financial awareness, participants handle their business revenues and earnings more consciously.

This workshop provides the fundamentals of economic knowledge. And cover general, financial-management related skills that are essential during the company's operation.

During the courses theoretical knowledge is supported by practical exercises. At the end of the course participants can acquire basic financial knowledge, and they can also understand effects of their decisions made outside their professional expertise.

Course objectives:

  • To clarify key concepts of finance and accounting
  • To provide knowledge and confidence during the decision making process in financial areas
  • To make participants be able to utilize their accounting and financial skills during economic analyses
  • To provide knowledge about different cost categories and their respective effects on cost management
  • To provide an overview about the significance of budgetary processes
  • To provide knowledge about the key elements of increasing profitability

Topics covered:

  • Understanding Balance Sheets and Income Statements
  • Financial analysis
  • Forecasting and budgeting
  • Cash-flow planning
  • Strategic finance

Being a practice-centric course, it requires active participation from the ones involved.

Course structure outline:
The course is based on three modules:

  • Theoretical module
  • Basic Excel-skills
  • Financial simulation:
    • Structure of sales turnover (Turnover is the multiplication of price and volume. But do we know how to determine these elements?)
    • Defining costs (What are the fixed and variable costs of the company? What is the relationship between volume and variable costs?)
    • Calculating business earnings
    • Cash-flow planning through a practical exercise (What is the difference between earnings and cash-flow? What indicators cannot be negative during the operation of the company?)
  • Who should attend?
    Managing directors, managers or anyone who encounters financial information during work. No preliminary financial/accounting knowledge is required for the course.

    Cash-flow management

    Do you want to have a clear image of your company's financial situation?
    The earnings are positive, but the company struggles with liquidity problems?

    Balance Sheet and Income Statement is equally good for summarizing the company's management, but they do not give us a clear picture about the liquidity. If liquidity is not provided, the company can still go bankrupt even with the most favourable accounting profits. These liquidity problems can be avoided by continuously following and forecasting the cash-flow.

    Through case studies the training participants get overview about the following topics:

    • Financial cash-flow
    • Operating cash-flow
    • Investment cash-flow
    • Free cash-flow
    • And the importance of cash-flow management

    With the proper application of cash-flow management

    • Business operation related cash flow can be predicted and planned
    • The financial status of the company can have a solid foundation
    • The value-creating capability of the company can be determined

    Number of participants: optional

    Controlling for non-profit organizations

    What are the goals of a non-profit company?
    How can the organization operate efficiently?

    The primary goal of a non-profit organization is not creating profits, but meeting some social needs or reaching some social goals. This alone does not mean that these organizations cannot create profits. A non-profit organization needs to operate efficiently just as companies in the competing market.

    During business operation non-profits must find the balance in the amount of necessary grants and donations, and correctly set performance indicators can be great help to you.

    During the training, participants can gain insights to the operation of a non-profit company, especially the following topics:

    • Operation model of non-profit organizations
    • Planning and controlling system
    • Balanced Scorecard
    • Desired strong>change processes

    As a result of the simulation, participants can understand:

    • How to reach the desired social goals, while
    • Also operating a non-profit company efficiently

    Number of participants: optional

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