Essentials of Finance for Managers

This seminar is for managers from all areas of a company. They will get a comprehensive, systematic overview of the most important facets of financial management. This seminar is about fundamentals. Participants do not require a high level of knowledge on the subject. 4 days.



This 4-day course will give you a comprehensive, systematic and usable overview of the important topics, methods and tools of financial management. Among other things, you will learn about financial statements, ratio-analysis, cash flow, financing, budgeting, how to calculate investments and assessing performance. Parallel to these, we will also show you the limits of financial concepts, because a purely financial approach alone will not make a business make the right decisions.


  • Managers, company staff and specialists from all areas of the business
  • Heads of profit centers, business units or cost centers
  • Junior managers with potential to move up
  • Area and departmental heads who want to learn the tools and concepts of finance, so they can handle certain tasks more effectively
  • Future corporate leaders who want to be competent colleagues for specialists from the finance and controlling department


The Fundamentals of Financial Management

  • Finance and accounting – what you must know
  • Elements making up a profitable business
  • Business ideas and business models
  • Basic concepts for structuring revenue and expenditures
  • Planned benchmark figures, planned profit
  • The break-even concept

Financial Excellence

  • High profitability
  • Sustainable increase in corporate value
  • Healthy financing
  • Provisions for ensuring liquidity
  • Sound capital resources
  • Appropriate cost flexibility
  • Achieving the strategic cost positioning you wanted

Investments, Capital Expenditures and Profitability

  • Capital intensity and the cost of capital
  • Leveraging return on equity
  • How to manage capital intensity

Achieving Financial Objectives – Measures and Programs of Action:

  • Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)
  • Return on sales (ROS)
  • Return on capital employed (ROCE)
  • Discounted cash flow (DCF)
  • Economic value added (EVA) and others

Controlling  and Evaluating Performance

  • Financial controlling as a management task
  • Understanding, and being able to use,  performance evaluations
  • Working together with controllers and financial specialists
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