Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Date: TBC

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Course outline

Anyone can understand numbers and accounting as long as you have tools to do so. Finance for Non-Financial Managers equips you with the resources and the know-how to make numbers work for you.

Make better informed decisions and break down barriers to accounting by learning modern financial tools that will help you understand and manage your business better. This workshop uses practical activities to get you comfortable conversing in the language of finance.

Topics covered

  • Reading financial statements
  • The use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Current budgeting and forecasting techniques
  • Linking your business strategy to financial reality
  • Evaluating business decisions.


  • Be able to interpret what the numbers are saying
  • Get comfortable conversing in the language of finance
  • Raise your level of financial interaction in the workplace


  • Business owners
  • Managers and professionals
  • Senior management
  • Directors
  • C-suite level

Presenter - Professor Howard Davey

As a lecturer on the triple-crown accredited Waikato MBA and with research published in over 200 publications, Professor Howard Davey has a knack for turning the traditionally challenging topic of accounting into something interesting and exciting. He draws from a wealth of knowledge and experience in the creation of this simple yet highly effective course.

Course fees

$600 Standard price

$500 Members of Waikato-based and Bay of Plenty-based Chamber of Commerce, Waikato University alumni, University students and staff

Note: Those eligible for the NZTE Development Vouchers Scheme can apply for a 50% discount off the standard price. The price(s) indicated above are inclusive of GST.

Event details


WHERE: University of Waikato campus, Hamilton and Tauranga

Lunch will be provided on the day.


Spaces have all been filled! Contact Ashleigh Neame (details below) for information about future dates.

NB: For University of Waikato staff, you will need to pay via Journal Transfer. Please contact Ashleigh Neame to reserve your spot and collect the account code.

Ashleigh Neame
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07 838 4943

NB: Please note that this course is only open to the New Zealand Domestic Market. International applicants must be fully enrolled in a University of Waikato degree programme to be eligible for this short course.