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Finance for Non Finance

This Online Self Paced Course on Finance is ideal for Non Finance Professionals or Managers or Executives to understand the basics of Financial Statement, Balance Sheet Creation, Profilt and Loss (P&L) accounts, Financial Ratios and more. The Course is delivered by a practising Chartered Accounting and leading Finance trainer
Course Faculty
Mr. N Raja CA
Practising CA, PGDBA-Finance with Experience in Credit, Project Finance & Risk more>>
Basic Course Offerings
111 Lecture Topics
8+ Hours of Video Lectures
Course Specials
Interactive Discussion Forum
Course Completion Certificate
Final Exam - Finance for all Executives
Basic Plan

  • 3 days Free access to Basic Course Offerings covering HD Video Lectures delivered by Industry Experts.
  • Videos may contain ads
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Standard Plan

  • 180 days access to basic course offerings covering HD video lectures
  • Course specific discussion forum for anytime doubt resolution
  • Ad-free Videos
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • Final Exam - Finance for all Executives
USD 53.33/USD 44.44
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Enterprise Plan

  • Ideal for multiple participants.
  • Single payment option for instant multi user on-boarding.
  • Attractive discounts on bulk purchases.
  • Option to include white labelled LMS with custom dashboard report.
  • Multi course selection available.
Course Overview
This Online Self Paced Course on Finance is ideal for Non Finance Professionals or Managers or Executives to understand the basics of Financial Statement, Balance Sheet Creation, Profilt and Loss (P&L) accounts, Financial Ratios and more. The Course is delivered by a practising Chartered Accounting and leading Finance trainer.

Course Curriculum
1 Why Finance for All 01:27
2 Introduction to Financial Statements Preview 03:08
3 Statement of Profit and Loss 05:25
4 Balance Sheet 04:29
5 Preparing Financial Statements 03:31
6 Difference between Income, Expense, Asset and Liability 05:52
7 Basic Introduction to Balance Sheet 06:08
8 Why reading Balance Sheet is important 02:35
9 What is Important in Balance Sheet reading 01:16
10 Structure of Balance Sheet 02:29
11 First Skill - Understanding Long Term Solvency 06:22
12 Second Skill - Understanding Liquidity Positions 10:58
13 Third Skill- Performance Measurement 08:37
14 Financial Ratios 09:10
15 Current Ratio 10:08
16 Quick Ratio 04:02
17 Absolute Liquid Ratio 02:50
18 Basic Defence Interval Ratio 01:48
19 Equity Ratio 02:37
20 Debt Ratio 02:01
21 Debt to Equity Ratio 02:54
22 Coverage Ratios (DSCR) 04:31
23 Interest Coverage Ratio 03:05
24 Preference Dividend Coverage Ratio 00:58
25 Capital Gearing Ratio 03:41
26 Activity Ratios 00:44
27 Capital Turnover Ratio 02:45
28 Fixed Assets Turnover Ratio 02:00
29 Total Assets Turnover Ratio 03:03
30 Working Capital Turnover Ratio 00:42
31 Inventory Turnover Ratio 05:00
32 Inventory Holding Level 02:21
33 Debtors Turnover Ratio 05:34
34 Average Collection Period 03:12
35 Creditors Turnover Ratio 05:12
36 Average Payment Period 02:30
37 General Profitability Ratios 02:41
38 Gross Profit Ratio 01:41
39 Operating Ratio 04:16
40 Operating Profit Ratio 01:11
41 Expenses Ratio 02:28
42 Net Profit Ratio 00:54
43 Overall Profitability Ratios 01:05
44 Return on Assets 07:39
45 Return on Capital Employed 02:24
46 Return on Share holders funds 01:14
47 Return on Equity Share holders funds 01:49
48 Earnings Per Share 00:42
49 Cash Flow Earnings Per Share 01:47
50 Dividend Per Share 00:47
51 Dividend Pay Out Ratio 01:54
52 Dividend Yield Ratio 01:06
53 Illustration on Return on Equity Shareholders Funds 04:13
54 Market Value Ratios 00:48
55 Earnings Yield Ratio 00:38
56 Price Earnings Ratio 04:26
57 Price to Cash Flow Ratio 00:56
58 Introduction to Cash Flow 04:14
59 Cash Flow Activities 01:39
60 Cash Flow Operating Activity 04:47
61 Cash Flow Investing Activity 01:15
62 Cash Flow Financing Activity 01:16
63 Procedure in preparation of Cash Flow Statement 03:08
64 Treatment of Special items in Cash Flow Statement 03:53
65 Case 1 Cash Flow Statement 17:34
66 Case 2 Cash Flow Statement 12:06
67 Fund Flow Analysis Introduction 06:57
68 Fund Flow Analysis Example 07:33
69 Uses of Fund Flow Statement 01:56
70 Case 1 Fund Flow Statement 20:33
71 Cost of Capital 03:10
72 Cost of Capital and its Variations 01:53
73 Cost of Capital Example 02:41
74 Liquidity Management 03:07
75 Examples - Liquidity Management 13:48
76 Business Financing Decisions 02:03
77 Leverage and its Types 03:44
78 Leverage Concepts Example 06:11
79 Leverage Analysis and Sales Movement 07:22
80 Debt Vs Equity Financing 06:26
81 Good Time and Bad Time for Debt Equity Financing 08:57
82 Introduction and Importance of Capital Budgeting 03:29
83 Capital Budgeting Process 01:36
84 Types of Capital Investment Decisions 02:04
85 Capital Budgeting Techniques 00:44
86 Principles for Measuring Project Cash Flows 02:02
87 Project Cash Flows 04:32
88 Pay Back Period Introduction 02:52
89 Pay Back Period Example 03:42
90 Accounting Rate of Return 04:11
91 NPV 10:50
92 NPV Technique 04:43
93 Advantages and Disadvantages of NPV 00:50
94 Case Study NPV 04:31
95 IRR Introduction 04:30
96 Case Study IRR 06:45
97 Financial needs and sources of Finance of a Business 07:01
98 Classification of Sources of Finance 03:03
99 Equity Capital 04:38
100 Preference Share Capital 07:36
101 Retained Profits 01:30
102 Debentures or Bonds 07:13
103 Loans from Commercial Banks 06:09
104 Commercial Paper 01:27
105 Venture Capital Financing Introduction and Methods 03:01
106 Factors evaluated by VC in a Project 03:15
107 Financing of Export Trade by Banks 04:14
108 Debt Securitisation 03:29
109 Leasing 01:50
110 Various Types of Lease 03:03
111 Difference between Finance Lease and Operating Lease 01:26
Final Exam - Finance for all Executives  

Eligibility Criteria
The course is most eligible to people who are Non-Finance Executives, CEO's / M.D's, Department Heads, MBA Students, Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Bankers or Banking Aspirants

Ratings & Reviews
Sayanta das
Student-Mcom-Accounts and Finance, Delhi School of economics
Helped me revisit the basic topics which I have forgotten over time. The content is well made and the communication is very effective. The teaching of the faculty has added to my clarity of the concepts. Highly recommended.....

Arunangshu Chakraborty
AVP, Deutsche Bank
nice one

Sireesha ANV
AM, AIG analytics pvt ltd
Great course for working finance executives, also for people pursuing commerce

Credit Analyst, Key Bank
A very informative course . Knowledge in a nutshell. Very well presented.

Pratiksha Sanjay Salunkhe
Its very helpful

Mr. Rohit Mahale

really a good course and it is free of cost thank you sr you're doing great job

Mr. Anand CP

Good course Explanation in nutshell is convincing

very nice. great job.!

rajiv saraf
super, Mr. Raja is an outstanding teacher

Excellent course. Learnt many things on Financial Ration Analysis

Kapil Deepakraj Bhatia

Mr. uttam roy
The course is Excellent but it should be supplemented with study materials

Ms. Sandhya Deekshith
A complete course with simple explanation.

Mr. Lathish Jayanth
Useful course.. very interesting too..

Frequently Asked Questions

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Course Expert
Mr. N Raja CA
A Practicing Chartered Accountant with tonnes of passion for teaching. He also holds a PGDBA - Finance from Symbiosis SCDL and a B.Com., from Loyola College, Chennai.

He has worked in State Bank of India as Assistant Vice President - Credit for a period of four years after which he started his own CA Practice. During the stint in SBI, he gained good experience in Mid Corporate Credit Analysis, Project Finance, Risk Assessment, etc.

He has handled various sessions on
a) Project Finance
b) Credit Risk Assessment
c) Entrepreneurship Development
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