Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Business Development

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Offered in partnership with IMNZ
Institute of Management, New Zealand 


Don't let your fear of finance get in the way of your success.


Not a numbers person? But need to sharpen your skills to make better informed decisions?

Whether you’re new to finance or you just need a refresher, this workshop will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the fundamentals, as all good managers must. Make better decisions today. Advance to the next stage of your management career.


Anyone who plans, manages or reports on financial data and wants a broader understanding of business finance.


  • Understand the financial management cycle and process
  • Understand the basics planning and the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Develop budgets
  • Understand the fundamentals of cost accounting, capital expenditure and depreciation
  • Learn the importance of cash management
  • Analyse and interpret financial accounts
  • Conduct cost versus benefit analysis


You will be able to interpret and apply financial data across a range of contexts and understand its implications.


Two days


Richard Millar from Auckland

Richard is an experienced trainer and consultant. His areas of expertise include leadership development, frontline management development, team development, executive and personal development coaching, strategic/business planning and accounting for non-accountants training.

Richard has worked in a wide variety of organisations from small to large organisations in New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Richard’s depth of business knowledge and skills in sales, marketing, finance and general management coupled with a very practical approach to training and facilitation has provided excellent value to a large number of organisations.

Richard is member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators. He is an accredited DISC® consultant in behavioural profiling and a registered practitioner in MBTI®. He is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management and is qualified in Moderation and Workplace Assessment with NZQA. He holds the National Certificate in Adult Education and Training. He also provides community advice as a business mentor for Enterprise New Zealand.

Course Dates

Invercargill 07 - 08 May 2019 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 64 Arena Avenue, Invercargill
Dunedin 12 - 13 August 2019 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, South Dunedin


$ 990.00 + GST for members
$ 1380.00 + GST for non-members

NZTE Voucher

This workshop has qualified the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme
Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA463

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

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