Home / Workshops and Seminars / Understanding Financial Statements for Non-Finance Personnel - 58th Run

Understanding Financial Statements for Non-Finance Personnel - 58th Run

Limited Seats
SDF Funding Available
SkillsFuture Credit Available

The Understanding Financial Statements for Non-Finance Personnel workshop is designed to provide basic knowledge of accounting and finance for executives and managers in marketing, operations, HR & IT, entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals with non-finance background. It demystifies finance by explaining simply and clearly what the key financial statements mean, how they work and relate to each other and how to apply key management ratios to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the business operations. 

As the focus is on the decision-making process, participants will not be required to understand the book-keeping process and the preparation of financial statements. Instead, upon completing the workshop, they will gain the know-how to apply various analytical techniques to examine the performance of the business operations. Published accounts of public-listed companies and corporate development, both local and overseas, will be used to facilitate practical learning.

Key Topics

Learning about Financial Statements

  • Nature & role of accounting
  • Desirable qualities of a financial report
  • Accounting as an information system
  • Financial & management accounting compared
  • Fundamental accounting assumptions
  • Accounting policies
  • Objectives of financial statements: User groups & their areas of interest

Basic Financial Statements

(1) Balance Sheet

  • Source & use of funds approach
  • Vertical format presentation
  • Current assets
  • Fixed assets
  • Liabilities
  • Shareholders' funds
  • Capital employed
  • Net worth
  • Working capital
  • Long & short balance sheet analysis

(2) Profit & Loss Account

  • Timing adjustments
  • Distribution or appropriation of profits

(3) Cash Flow Statement

  • Operating cash cycle
  • Relationship between depreciation & cash flow
  • Non-operating cash outflows & inflows

Interpreting Auditors' Reports

  • Objectives & scope of audit
  • Reasonable assurance
  • True & fair view
  • Auditors' opinion: Unqualified, emphasis of matters, qualified, disclaimer, adverse opinion

Analysing Performance of an Enterprise

(1) Liquidity Ratios

  • Importance of liquidity
  • Application, case studies & interpretation techniques

(2) Profitability Ratios

  • Importance of profitability
  • Return on investment
  • Drivers of margin on sales
  • Drivers of sales to total assets
  • Operating profit model
  • Application, case studies & interpretation techniques

(3) Solvency Ratios

  • Importance of solvency
  • Application, case studies & interpretation techniques

(4) Asset Management

(5) Ratios

  • Importance of asset management
  • Application, case studies & interpretation techniques

(6) Stock Market Ratios

  • Application, case studies & interpretation techniques
Icon for Date


Tuesday, 15 Oct 2024

Icon for Time


01:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Icon for CPE Hours

CPE Hours


Icon for Location


Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, S(189558)

Icon for Cost


$328 nett per participant (inclusive of course materials, e-certificate, lunch, tea breaks & refreshments)

Icon for Payment Method

Payment Methods

Bank transfer, PayNow, cheque or cash


Photo of Lim Kaim Soon

Lim Kaim Soon

Register Online or Download the Registration Form and email to

Icon for Step 1

Complete registration form below and submit.

Icon for Step 2

Look out for confirmation email with soft copy invoice.

Icon for Step 3

Remit payment by Paynow Corporate (UEN no. 200719590R), bank transfer, cheque or cash to TAKX Solutions Pte Ltd.

Icon for Step 4

Look out for reminder email closer to workshop date.

Workshop Date
Participant Details
+ Add Participant
Contact Person

* Upon receipt of registration, any cancellation must be confirmed in writing, and will be subject to a 10% administrative charge. If notice of cancellation is received less than 5 working days before the course date, or if participant fails to show, participants will be invoiced for the full fee. However, substitutes will be allowed. TAKX Solutions Pte Ltd reserves the right to cancel/postpone the event or change the venue/date/time of the workshop in view of unforeseen circumstances. By clicking SUBMIT, you agree to our collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data to the extent necessary to process your request and provide you with this service.

Date: Tuesday, 15 Oct 2024 1:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Venue: Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, S(189558)