Finance for Technical Professionals


This will equip you to knowledgeably participate in financial discussions and decision making. Part 1 of this online Finance course comprises four modules covering:


Module 1 - Financial Fundamentals [TOTAL 1 HOUR]

Module topics include:

  • • The background to the profession of accounting
  • • The correlation between accounting and finance
  • • The legal background to accounts
  • • Accounting standards
  • • Accounting reporting


Module 2 - The Big Picture [3 HOURS]

Module topics include:

  • • The various types of companies and the differences between them
  • • The typical ownership models used in a business environment
  • • The roles and legal obligations of company officers and directors
  • • The significant legal obligations in owning, operating or managing a company
  • • What different types of organisation are likely to be encountered in business life
  • • What type of organisation is likely to present opportunities


Module 3 - Company Accounts [2 HOURS]

Module topics include:

  • • The various accounting reports which a company prepares
  • • Why these reports are prepared
  • • An introduction to the importance of cash


Module 4 - Cash Flow [1.5 HOURS]

Module topics include:

  • • The importance of cash flow in business
  • • How to understand company reports through cash flow
  • • How to manage cash in a business environment
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$295 + GST per person to complete this on line course

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Who should attend

  • Non-financial managers – such as engineers, technologists, technicians, architects, scientists, planners, lawyers
  • Technical professionals intending to move into management or governance roles
  • Professionals with a non-accounting background who are involved in financial decision
  • making
  • Technical professionals who want to establish their own business

The principles in this course apply to anyone who needs to manage projects. It applies to practitioners across a range of skill sets including the science, engineering, architectural, planning, IT, marketing and sales fields.

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This course is equivalent to 7.5 hours of continuing professional development. Your progress through the course is recorded by Continuing Professional Development’s learning management system. At the completion of the course you will be able to print a unique certificate of completion for your records.

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  • Simply complete the registration form by downloading the attached flyer, or complete on line by clicking here
  • NZIHT will then send you an invoice for payment of the on-line course/courses you wish to
  • complete
  • Once invoice has been paid our partner company ‘CPD’ will send you a link to the course together with the code and instructions how to start
  • Start your course at a time that suits you
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