Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Date: Friday 8 July, 2022

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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 programme, and with research in more than 200 publications, Professor Howard Davey has a knack for turning the traditionally challenging topic of finance into something interesting and exciting.

He draws from a wealth of knowledge and experience in the creation of this simple yet highly effective course. Professor Howard Davey's interests focus on financial analysis and performance, as well as covering important aspects of auditing, taxation, and triple bottom line reporting.

Course fees:

$690 (inc. GST)

Event details:

When: Friday 8 July, 2022

Time: 9am to 5pm

Where: University of Waikato - Hamilton campus

Please note that this course is delivered on campus (face-to-face) and is not available as an online option. Participants must be able to attend in person. Lunch will be provided on the day.


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Note: For University of Waikato staff, you will need to pay via journal transfer. Please contact Tamie Shewry at Te Raupapa - Waikato Management School to reserve your spot and get the account code.

Contact details:

Tamie Shewry

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07 838 4833
Mobile: 022 480 1337

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