Key benefits

  • Learn to read the four key statements: balance sheet, income statement, cash flow, and changes in shareholders' equity
  • Understand how each key account is recorded into the financial statements
  • Learn how to use financial information to analyze a company's position vs. competitors
  • Be up-to-date with the relevant terminology and become confident in your business discussions
  • Enhance your communication with financial managers and be able to translate your business language into theirs
  • Increase your business acumen with issues such as leasing, investments, cost structures, and profitability
  • Justify a project in terms of profit and loss impact to your division or department

The two-day course 'Finance for Non-financial' by Ahead Education helped me gain more knowledge and insight into finance.

Who should attend

Non-financial employees from different position levels (analysts, managers, directors) who want to learn the ability to read and analyze financial statements in order to improve their business skills.

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Course content

  • Accounting principles & cycle
  • ​Financial statements: what they are, their structures, how to analyze them
  • ​Cash, short-term investments, receivables
  • ​Inventory valuation methods
  • Plant, property, and equipment depreciation and amortization methods
  • Intangible assets
  • Shareholders' equity and net worth
  • Key financial metrics: profitability, solvency, liquidity
  • ​Case studies on analyzing financial statements​​

I had no backgrounds at all in finance and this weekend gave me the opportunity to have a large and intense overview of what is finance.

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Our methodology

  • Our trainings balance between solid academic information and practical real-life situations
  • We will look at different company sizes of different sectors
  • We encourage open discussion and contribution, every discussion opens room for learning for the attendee and the trainer alike
  • Copies (hard & soft) are shared with the attendees for later review
  • ​Our lecturer is fully available through e-mail or phone for further assistance or coaching after the training
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What attendees say about our courses...

I strongly recommend taking this course for those wishing to learn ISO and quality. Great value for money.

Excellent content and delivery, friendly atmosphere and engaging learning!

Practical details

Course duration: 1 day

​Teaching language: English

Package: training session, lunch, printed material, PDF presentations, a certificate of completion, and unlimited contact with the lecturer after the training for advice.

Open Enrolment

Upcoming sessions:

DateLocation   VenuePrice
Saturday, 21 January 2017BrusselsHotel Izan Avnue Louise, Rue Blanche 4, 1000 Brussels€130 Excl. VAT
Friday, 3 March 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 22 April 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Monday, 1 May 2017DubaiTo be announced€185 NO VAT
Friday, 2 June 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 24 June 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 26 August 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Friday, 8 September 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 14 October 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Friday, 10 November 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Monday, 20 November 2017DubaiTo be announced€185 NO VAT


  • Book any two trainings simultaneously for a total discount of 10%, 3 trainings simultaneously for a total discount of 15%. Click here to see the other training offerings.
  • ​Group bookings: 2 people (-5%), 3 people (-10%), 4 or more persons (-15%)
  • Both discounts can be combined

How to register & cancellation policy

To participate at one or more of our trainings, please e-mail our program manager: indicating which training(s) and date(s) you or other participants wish to attend. We will contact you back in order to have the necessary information to make a reservation and issue an invoice. After registration, it is possible to cancel before the training date, a full refund would be issued.

In-company solution

All our courses are available in in-company format, anywhere in the world, with up to 15 attendees. Our in-company trainings are customized together with your company, in order to reflect the specific situation, needs, industry, and maximize the benefit of your employees. Our daily price range is between €1,500 and €2,250 depending on your company location, further discounts are possible. If interested, please send an e-mail to our program manager: or call us on +32 2 450 71 22.​​

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About this course

Financial statement information is the key data for a large number of business decisions. Managers use financial statements and reports to examine their companies' performances over time and compared to competitors. For the untrained eye, the different numbers can be confusing. However, if you know how to read and analyze them, financial statements are a rich source of information.

​This one-day training will help you advance your understanding on how to read and use financial information to analyze a company's performance. You will learn to read financial reports, how and why companies information is recorded, and which are the vital metrics for a company's health.

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