A carefully structured introduction to the world of finance that teaches the structure, terminology, and way of thinking of business finance and reporting.

The Finance for Non-financial Managers – Module 1 is a stand-alone course which is also recognised as a qualifying module for the CPPF (Certificate Programme in Practical Finance)

Course Details

2021 Course dates: 11 – 14 January | 01 – 04 February | 12 – 15 April | 07 – 10 June | 12 – 15 July |  06 – 09 September | 11 – 14 October | 29 November – 02 December

2022 Course dates: 17 – 20 January | 07 – 10 February | 04 – 07 April | 30 May – 02 June | 04 – 07 July | 05 – 08 September | 03 – 06 October | 07 – 10 November | 05 – 08 December

Course Venue: Online Face to Face presentation via Zoom

Course Fees for 2021: R13 800 plus VAT (R15 870) per delegate. (NB: This course can also be run on a corporate basis, in which case the fees and dates are negotiable). In both cases, classes will not exceed 6 people per session.

Course Fees for 2022: R14 500 plus VAT (R16 675) per delegate. (NB: This course can also be run on a corporate basis, in which case the fees and dates are negotiable). In both cases, classes will not exceed 6 people per session.

In-house customised programmes and 1-on-1 sessions are also possible. Contact Us

Course Description

This four-day (4 hours per session) financial management course is the pathway into finance, moving slowly in a carefully structured progression, with plenty of practical exercises each step along the way.

By leading you gradually into the world of finance, it not only teaches the structure and terminology of business finance, but opens your mind to the way of thinking that is specific to financial reporting. It covers sufficient ground for you to feel confident in discussing financial results, and moves slowly enough for you to retain what you have learnt.

  • Recognised as a qualifying module for the CPPF programme;
  • A pathway into finance, moving slowly in a carefully structured progression;
  • Learn the structure and terminology of business finance;
  • Opens the mind to the way of thinking that is specific to financial reporting.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate from Johannesburg School of Finance which will also confirm the completion of one module of the School’s Certificate Programme in Practical Finance (CPPF). The CPPF is a unique qualification comprising a series of four-day modules in practical financial management designed to develop excellent skills for effective business decisions.

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    The Course Presenter:

    John - JHBFIN Lecturer - Finance For Non-Financial Managers - CPPF Module

    John Mitchell

    John Mitchell worked for Gold Fields Mining and Development for 12 years. During this period he designed and instituted a job evaluation system, personally presenting skills training courses to the management and staff of the mines. As Group Personnel Officer, he developed his natural rapport with people as well as his presentation skills.
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