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Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

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On-Site / Short Course
Nov 17, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021
SGD  738.30


For non-financial professionals, as you progress in your career, there is an increasing need to read, understand and analyse financial statements to make various decisions. Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash flow Statement are all important statements that provide basic financial information of the company. Being able to understand financial statements will give you an edge in performing in your work place and business.

This course is designed for managers and executives with little or no knowledge of accounting and finance. Its aim is to introduce the accounting concepts and help participants to make sense of financial statements in a simple way, thereby enhancing their decision-making process.

This will be an interactive programme engaging participants to learn the basics of accounting and the importance of financial statements through games and group works. Besides being able to read financial statements, you will be introduced to financial analysis, cash flow management and investment decision making tools such as pay-out period, Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Returns.
After the workshop, you will be able to:

  • interpret the financial statements to help in decision-making
  • monitor business cash flow to ensure healthy cash position
  • analyse company’s performance by using financial ratios
  • appraisal short term project and investment
  • understand the common financial terms and concepts
Who should attend?
Senior executives, newly promoted managers and non-financial managers who need to understand, interpret and evaluate financial statements and other finance related documents.

This course is conducted using simple explanations and illustrations from real life examples to help participants understand and relate to their own working experiences. A number of financial statements of listed companies will be used to put into practice what was learnt in the course. Some quizzes and games will be used to make learning fun and interesting.


  • Value Creation Chain
    – How business create value
    – What are financial statements?
    – Singapore Financial Reporting Standards
    – Areas of interest for stakeholders
  • Fundamental accounting terminology and concepts
    – Accounting terminology and concepts
    – Process flow of accounting
    – Characteristics of good financial statements
  • Income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements
    – How to read income statements
    – What is a balance sheet?
    – Understanding Income Statement and Balance Sheet of a public listed company’s Annual Report
    – Cash flow statement – profit vs cash flow
    – How to improve cash flow?
    – Direct and indirect cash flow statements
  • Analysis of financial statements
    – Analyse financial statements of some listed companies
    – Go through income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement
    – Uses and limitations of financial statements
  • Interpretation of financial statements using Ratios Analysis
    – Profitability ratios
    – Liquidity ratios
    – Efficiency ratios
    – Financial structure
    – Investment ratios
  • Understanding time value of money
    – Time cost of money
    – Compound interest and future values
  • Appraisal evaluation of projects using various tools
    – Payback Period
    – Net Present Value
    – Internal Rate of Returns
    – Advantages and limitations of each technique


Ms Celine Tan holds a Master in Business Administration (with distinction) from Business School of Strathclyde (Scotland) and is a FCCA, Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.  She has also obtained the Advanced Certificate for Training and Assessment from Institute for Adult Learning.

She has worked in several senior positions in public listed companies and MNC in the field of financial and management accounting for over 10 years, spanning across the industries of auditing, transportation, healthcare, shipping and trading. Some companies Celine has worked for are: SBS Transit Ltd (AVP, Finance), Parkway Health (Financial Controller) and Maersk Line (AGM Finance).

Celine’s working experience coupled with her involvement in various cross functional process improvement projects as well as providing internal and external training have further enhanced her skill in delivering relevant knowledge and solutions to the participants.

Special Offer

Early bird: S$674.10
Normal: S$738.30
Members: S$631.30

Check our website for respective early bird dates:


Nov 17, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021
09:00 AM — 05:00 PM
Mar 16, 2022 - Mar 17, 2022
09:00 AM — 05:00 PM
Jul 14, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022
09:00 AM — 05:00 PM
Nov 22, 2022 - Nov 23, 2022
09:00 AM — 05:00 PM
No. of Days: 2
Total Hours: 14
No. of Participants: 25
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EON Consulting & Training Pte Ltd was established in 1996 and specialises in providing human capital consulting and training services to organisations in Singapore.

It has helped organisations improve on strategic human capital alignment and day-to-day HR operations through three main areas of support, namely, consulting, training and information service.


We build human capital capability and capacity through organisational development solutions.


To be the preferred human capital development partner in the Asia Pacific region.

Core Values:

Enthusiastic to take up challenges and adapt to changes.

A positive presence, always trying to help and be useful to others.

Proactive and strives to conduct business at the highest technical and ethical standards.

A positive influence to others, a source of energy that motivates others to think out of the box.

Responsive and resourceful in adversity to bring results, deals with people and situations with respect even in challenging moments, a force of calmness, stability and reliability.

A life-long learner, always seeking better ways to do things. ...

EON Consulting & Training Pte Ltd
133 New Bridge Road #13-09 Chinatown Point, Singapore, Singapore 056413
65 62204008
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