Course Info

  • 11 meetings

  • 0 hour/meeting

  • Beginner

  • 10-11 May, 2018

  • Finance
  • STADA Members Rate: $856.00 For registrants who completed Part 1: $642.00 Contact us at learning@stada.org.sg for verification. Venue: TBC Time: 9 AM - 5 PM About the Trainer: Michael Matthew Lee is a trained teacher, lecturer and facilitator, and is himself a life-long learner. Being trained, he is skillful in explaining difficult concepts in a simple and understandable manner. With his 40-odd years of corporate experience which include serving as group CFO of 3 main Board public-listed companies and as MD/CEO/COO of various companies across industries, he specializes in Finance and is exposed to senior executive management practices, issues and challenges. He adopts a practical approach to his training. Michael Matthew Lee’s credentials are: - MBA(Finance, NUS Business School) - MBA (Strategic Marketing, University of Hull) - BAcc; DipM(UK); PDipM(Asia-Pacific); ACTA, PMC - FCA(Singapore); FCPA(Aust); FCCA(UK); FCIM(UK); MSID.
Finance for Non-Financial Managers Part 2


Singapore Training and Development Association

Program Overview

This is a 2-day course packaged for senior executives (MDs, Directors, CEOs, GMs), operational and functional managers and senior managers who have only some knowledge of accounting and finance, but who need to understand finance to be able to perform their jobs better and/or to interface with Finance department staff. It is also designed for these professionals who need to have the knowledge of 1) financial modelling, 2) corporate planning framework, 3) how to plan for a company’s growth, and 4) business plan preparation. This course continues where Finance for Non-Financial Managers (FNFM) Part 1 left off and builds upon the knowledge acquired. It starts off with a revision of topics taught in Part 1 and advances to application of finance in financial modelling, corporate planning and business plan preparation. Those who have not attended FNFM Part 1, can therefore still attend Part 2 directly. With more than 40 years of working experience in accounting & finance at a senior executive management level, Michael Lee (the principal trainer) managed to string together all the accounting and finance concepts, the interrelationships, the flows and analysis into a single integrated diagram for easy comprehension. He then applied these finance principles and concepts to financial modelling and designed a corporate planning framework, which he had implemented successfully in practice. At the end of the 2-day course, you will be able to 1) read finance statements and understand the component interrelationships 2) apply financial ratios to analyse financial statements 3) understand operating and financial leverages, business and financial risks and their linkages to capital structure. 4) learn the importance of “financial limits to growth” model and its significance in assessing the going-concern assumption of the firm. 5) Learn how to use financial models in decision-making 6) Understand corporate planning and its processes 7) Learn the 6 steps to planning corporate growth 8) Develop a business plan This course is designed for senior executives (MDs, Directors, CEOs, GMs), senior managers, and operations managers who need to 1) Understand finance and analyse financial statements 2) Use finance inputs (financial modelling) to make decisions 3) Plan for growth of their companies and make recommendations to Management and/or their Boards.


Topic 1 The framework of accounting (assumptions, principles and conventions)
Topic 2 Financial statements – Statement of financial position (Balance Sheet), Profit & Loss statement, and Cashflow statement
Topic 3 Integrated diagram showing the concepts, interrelationships, flows and analyses.
Topic 4 Capital structure and its implications to leverage and risks.
Topic 5 Financial statement analysis – ratio analysis and interpretation
Topic 6 ROA (Dupont Method) vs ROE Method
Topic 7 “Financial limits to growth” Model
Topic 8 Financial Modelling of projected Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss and in relation to corporate planning
Topic 9 Corporate Planning framework
Topic 10 6 steps to corporate growth (how to bring a firm to its next stage of growth)
Topic 11 Business Plan preparation