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About the Programme

As a Non-finance professional, it is important to have a sound understanding and knowledge of finance in order to effectively contribute to the company's leadership team and make informed decisions. The training programme will cover some of the following key concepts mentioned below:

Financial Statements: There are three primary financial statements that every non-finance professionals should be familiar with: the balance sheet, the Profit & Loss Statement, and the Cash Flow statement. The balance sheet shows a company's financial position at a specific point in time, the Profit & Loss statement shows a company's revenues and expenses over a specific period of time, and the cash flow statement shows the movement of cash in and out of a company over a specific period of time. These statements can help the non-finance professionals understand the company's financial position, performance, and cash flow.

Financial Ratios: In addition to financial statements, non-finance professionals should also be familiar with some key financial ratios, such as the debt-to-equity ratio, the current ratio, and the return on equity (ROE). These ratios can help non-finance professionals understand a company's financial health, its liquidity, and its ability to generate profits.

Capital Structure: Non-finance professionals should be aware of a company's capital structure, which refers to the mix of debt and equity that a company uses to finance its operations. A company's capital structure can have a significant impact on its financial performance and risk profile. Budgeting and Forecasting: Non-finance professionals should understand the importance of budgeting and forecasting; as these tools can help a company plan for the future and make informed decisions about resource allocation.

Risk Management: Non-finance professionals should be aware of the risks faced by the companies in past and how they are being managed now. This includes understanding the company's risk appetite, as well as the types of risks that the company is exposed to (e.g. financial, operational, compliance, etc.).

Why ‘Finance for Non-Finance Directors’?


    Increased complexity of financial systems

    Financial systems and reporting practices have become increasingly complex in recent years, making it more important for non-finance professionals to have financial literacy.


    Greater focus on financial performance

    As the business environment becomes more competitive, the need for non-finance professional to be able to understand and analyse financial information is required so that they can have a greater impact & emphasis on financial performance of the organisation.


    Changes in regulations and reporting requirements

    Changes in regulations and reporting requirements have been prominent for the companies. Keeping up to date with these changes for the professionals is a must, so that a greater understanding will benefit them in order to comply with new rules and regulations.


    Increased accountability

    Professionals are often held accountable for the financial performance of the company. A deeper understanding of the financial concepts will enable the non-finance professionals to effectively fulfil their responsibilities and safeguard themselves from statutory & regulatory complications.


Who Would Benefit

The benefits of attending ‘Finance for Non-Finance Directors’ training programme are:

Improved decision-making

By understanding the financial aspects of a company, non-finance professionals can make more informed decisions that consider the financial implications.

Enhanced contribution to the leadership team

Non-finance professionals who have a basic understanding of finance can more effectively contribute to the company's leadership team and strategy discussions.

Greater confidence in financial discussions

A ‘Finance for Non-Finance Directors’ training programme can help professionals be more confident and comfortable participating in financial discussions and meetings.


On successful completion of the course, the "Certificate of Participation" from IOD will be awarded.

Course Fee

Virtual Offline
Rs. 2.50 Lakh/- + 18% GST (SAC999293)
(2 Days Programme)
Rs. 4 Lakh/- + 18% GST (SAC999293)
(2 Days Programme)


IOD reserves the right to change Course Syllabus | Content | Faculty | Locations and Fees, or cancel a course for what so ever reason. If a participant fails to take part in the registered programme, his registration shall be cancelled and fee shall not be refunded.

Cancellation Policy

Participants who have already paid and registered for the programme, will be entitled to change the preferred location to attend the course to any convenient location, where the course is being conducted, within a year or a substitute delegate can be named before the program begins. No refund shall be made for cancellation.

Course Modules

Understanding the Financial Statements

Developing a basic understanding about the Financial Statements of the company namely Profit & Loss Account, Cash Flow Statement and other relevant topics.

Accounting process & Financial Statement

Understanding the key accounting concepts, provisions and principals involved in preparation & presentation of the Financial Statements to facilitate the understanding of the accounting and financial procedure.

Understanding of Balance Sheet

Developing a basic understanding about the Balance Sheet and notes to accounts to facilitate the decision-making.

Financing the business

A basic understanding about the concepts and principles regarding the long-term and short-term financing of the business operations.

Budgetary Control

Facilitating the understanding related to the concepts of preparation and monitoring of different budgets and significance of increasing the utility and readiness of accurate financial reporting.

Tax Planning and Empowering Directors in Decision Making

A basic understanding of the concepts of tax planning and empowering the Board of Directors to facilitate the decision-making and leveraging the productivity and financial growth while stabilising the economic health of the organisation.

Financial Statement Analysis & prediction of Bankruptcy

Understanding the analysis of Financial Statements, various ratios used for facilitating the financial decision-making process and understanding the warning signs of financial breakdowns in earlier stages.

Understanding Cost sheet & Breakeven Analysis

Basic understanding of the various costs involved in the process of production and breakeven concept to facilitate cost and profit analysis and decision-making.

Corporate Control through Audit & Accounting Standards

A brief understanding about the various Audit and Accounting principles essential for the preparation & presentation of Financial Statements and controlling of the financial reporting.

Role of Audit Committee

Today, Boards are under intense scrutiny - from shareholders, regulators, the media, company employees, and other stakeholders. Given the wide range of the Board's responsibilities and the diverse nature of skills required, the Board delegates certain responsibilities to specialist Committees of the Board. This module focuses on the role of the Audit Committee in providing the oversight of the financial reporting and audit process the compliance with the laws and regulations.

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