Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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Duration: 5 Days

Next Run: 24 Oct - 28 Oct 2016 - Apply Now

Venue: Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5

Fees: SGD 6,290.00 (excl. GST) | 6,730.30 (incl. GST)


Know what your finance manager presents to you. Accounting & Finance

Increasingly, managers in every functional area need to understand the basic principles of accounting and finance in order to make informed business decisions.

This practical programme is designed to demystify financial jargon and concepts for non-finance managers. In five days, you will learn how to interpret financial statements and apply that information into your business. At the end of the course, you will be able to speak the same language as your finance colleagues, understand performance metrics, read and use company reports, and grasp other managerial accounting issues.


Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (SGD) With GST (SGD) Registration
Dates 1
24 Oct - 28 Oct 2016 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 6,290.00 6,730.30 Apply Now
Dates 2
17 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 6,490.00 6,944.30 Apply Now

Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

Alumni / Early Payment / Team Enrolment Benefits

All NUS alumni and past participants of NUS Executive Education are entitled to 10% alumni savings on this programme.

Alternatively, you can enjoy savings if you pay early with Visa or MasterCard:
> 45 days before start of programme: 10% savings
> 30 days before start of programme: 5% savings

Team enrolment benefits are also available, please contact the programme advisor for details.

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability
Sign Up for Two Programmes & Save

Enjoy significant savings of S$2,000 by combining the following courses with this programme:

Essential Law for Managers (ELMCOMBI2016)
Leading Transformational Change (LTCCOMBI2016)
Mergers & Acquisitions (MACOMBI2016)
Negotiations & Influence in Asia (NEGOCOMBI2016)
Strategic Marketing Management (SMMCOMBI2016)

Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to this information sheet for more details.

You may take this programme as part of the Certificate of Excellence in Global Business.

Core Focus

  • Appraising corporate investments

    • Internal rate of return (IRR)
    • Net present value (NPV)
    • Payback

    Equity valuation

    • Balance sheet models
    • P/E ratios

    Short-term financing

    • Accruals
    • Secured and unsecured loans
    • Trade credit

    Understanding and interpreting financial statements

    • Accounting for key financial statement items
    • Common misconceptions
    • Creative accounting
    • Ratio analysis

Key Benefits

  • Master fundamental financial terminology and concepts
  • Learn to read balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements
  • Learn to evaluate corporate investments
  • Learn to perform fundamental financial analysis
  • Discover best practices in working capital management
  • Develop the financial acumen to make effective business decisions and work with finance managers

Who Should Attend

 Who Should Attend

Executives who make or contribute to decisions with significant financial implications, including:

  • Managers with profit and loss responsibility
  • Managers in marketing, operations, human resources and engineering

A background in finance and accounting is not required.

Past Participants

Participants by Region
  • Business Development Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Client Services Manager
  • Country Manager
  • Director, Operations
  • Director, Global Markets & Products
  • Director, HR & Regulations
  • Entrepreneur
  • General Manager
  • Head of Foundation
  • IT Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Principal Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Regional Business Analyst
  • Regional Export Manager
  • Sales Director
  • Senior Procurement Manager
  • Supply Specialist
  • Vice President


  • A thoroughly beneficial experience. The entire NUS faculty and team were extremely professional throughout.

    Ross Evans, Singapore
    Vice President
    BNY Mellon

    A well-conducted and satisfactory programme. The organisation of the course reflects excellent professionalism from NUS, the faculty and coordinators. The school facilities are very good. A five-star experience.

    Nandan Warrier, Singapore
    Owner's Representative, East Africa
    East Africa Pacific International Lines

    An intense week of comprehensive study, taught by world-class faculty.

    Christopher Malone, United Arab Emirates
    Monitor Deloitte

  • The course has helped me significantly expand my understanding of finance and accounting, and will help me appreciate the subject better in my job.

    Sumitava Basu, Sri Lanka
    Country Manager
    Perfetti Van Melle Lanka

    A very intense programme covering the high ground of financial and accounting knowledge. The diversity of participants makes the course even more interesting and fun.

    Alison Astarita, China
    General Manager
    Gentherm Vietnam

    The professors are very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. The learning environment is very conducive and I highly recommend NUS Business School for your Executive Education needs!

    Debbie Fang, Singapore
    Programme Support Officer
    Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood

  • Highly engaging and very relevant. Quick and concise course material packed in a few days but very impactful.

    Jayaprakesh Jagateesan, Singapore
    Chief Executive Officer
    RHT Holdings

    Most beneficial programme I've attended since graduation. The knowledge and opinion exchanges with participants and instructors from multinational and diverse industries has widened my view.

    Foo Kai Yen, Singapore
    Product Manager
    Qioptiq Singapore

    This programme is very rich with information. It provides me with the principles of reading financial statements, and how to benefit from them when we are planning for investments.

    Adil Said, Oman
    Technical Service Manager
    Oman Electricity Transmission Company

  • This course offers a very good foundation on key finance principles for non-financial managers. Apart from financial fundamentals, the techniques taught were also used in real-life examples and listed companies.

    Chong Siew Loong, Singapore
    Head, Networks & Systems
    Nucleus Connect

    Very relevant and useful. Well organised and taught. Wonderful experience.

    Anton Moses, Singapore
    Senior Manager
    Straits Construction Singapore

    This is one of the best technical financial courses.

    Mutlaq Al-Azmi, Kuwait
    Deputy CEO
    Kuwait National Petroleum Company

  • The course is well-structured and gave me a good understanding about accounting and finance. It also enhanced my strategic thinking. This will help me to carry out my duties more efficiently and effectively. I will recommend other staff, especially executives and senior staff of my company, to attend this training course.

    Masoud Al Reyami, Oman
    Senior Transmission Manager
    Oman Electricity Transmission Company

    It's an exciting programme – which I didn't expect. I have learnt so many new things from the programme. It will definitely enhance my career.

    Elisabet Listiyani, Indonesia
    PT Bank DBS Indonesia

  • This programme has met all my expectations in obtaining a clear overall grasp of accounting and finance corporate concepts.

    Alexandre Falleguerho, Singapore
    Production Manager
    Dragages Singapore

    This course was just what I needed to be able to understand basic financial statements as well as the health of a company. The financial skills such as Present Value and Future Value of a sum will be useful in my career as well as personal life. Highly recommended!

    Anusha Aswani, Singapore
    Philanthropy Executive
    Tolaram Group

    The course offers a great overview of financial conditions and situations that affect non-financial managers without us realising it.

    Roni Pramaditia, Indonesia
    Head of Foundation
    Medco Group

  • The programme has helped me to understand fundamental financial concepts and has enabled me to perform effective financial analysis. The mix of participants from different professions and countries adds depth and provides a practical perspective.

    Kenneth Lim, Singapore
    Senior Vice President, Market Operations and IT
    Energy Market Company

    The programme is very useful for people who do not have any prior accounting and finance knowledge. It has provided me with a healthy level of scepticism and a deeper understanding of financial statements.

    Soon Li Ling, Singapore
    Senior Manager
    Corporate Affairs Standard Chartered


Programme Directors


Chng Chee Kiong

Associate Professor, Accounting

Vice Dean (Undergraduate Studies)

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Chee Kiong is the Vice Dean of Undergraduate Studies at NUS Business School and was formerly the Deputy Head of its Department of Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) and a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Chee Kiong has taught courses in corporate accounting and reporting, financial accounting and finance statement analysis in both undergraduate and graduate programmes at NUS. He has received several teaching excellence awards at NUS. His research interests lie in financial statement accounting and disclosure practices.


Ruth Tan

Associate Professor, Finance

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Ruth teaches business finance, personal finance, corporate finance and financial markets. She received the Faculty Outstanding Educator Award in 2003, and Recognition for Excellence as Outstanding Educator in 2004. She was also listed as an excellent teacher in The NUS Undergraduate Student Feedback 2002/2003.

She is currently serving on the Board of Management of the NUS Academic Staff Provident Fund. In 2002, she held the post of Vice Dean of Finance and Administration in the School. She also does consulting and conducts in-house training programmes with various multinational organisations.

Her research interests include privatisation and policy risk, mergers and acquisitions and seasoned equity offerings. Ruth's research articles have been published in numerous international academic and professional journals. She frequently serves as a reviewer for international journals and was the associate editor of the Asian Case Research Journal from 1997 to 2003.

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