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Programme Code 10006915-19
Start Date29-04-2019
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Course Background

Strengthen the financial acumen of business managers will help them to direct organisation actions and allocate financial resources which are aligned with business strategy and priorities, understand the financial effects of your managerial decisions, more competent in dealing with financial data and decisions, and foster financial discipline within the organisation.

This course is designed for non-finance executives or business managers to enhance their knowledge of essential finance and accounting concepts, the language used by accountants, and to understand what financial information can be used to identify and analyze business opportunities, assess financial risks and most importantly, enable them to evaluate ideas from a financial perspective, make better business decisions and communicate effectively with finance department.


This Course will Show You

  • Basic financial terminology and key accounting concepts
  • The financial statements of an organisation, how to read and understand them
  • The flow of money in a business and how it is accounted for
  • Function and importance of budgeting – from a business manager perspective
  • Role of finance function in an organisation
  • Financial reporting, accounting and auditing standard


Founder of Top Wise Management Limited that provides consulting services and business solutions in financial management, risk management, internal control, process improvement and training, Mr. Anthony Lam has over 30 years of experience in enterprise risk management, corporate governance, auditing, financial management, ERP system implementation and IT control and security.
Prior to running his consulting business, Mr. Lam had worked in Big Four Accounting Firm in Hong Kong and held various management positions in global US multinational corporations, HK listed companies and government statutory organization across a wide range of industries. He has conducted many training on corporate governance, risk management and control for various organizations.


Target Participants

Business owners, C-Level or business management, line managers, project managers and people who are responsible for planning, managing budgets or wish to deepen their knowledge of business finance and accounting are all welcome to join.


Learning Objectives / Course Outline

This course aims to enable the participants to:

  • Gain confidence in dealing with financial data and decisions
  • Learn to assess the financial health of an organisation
  • Understand the financial effects of your managerial decisions
  • Communicate with finance department more effectively

A. Financial accounting and principle
  • Understand the key underlying accounting concepts used in the preparation of financial statements; what are income, expense, assets, liabilities and equity; cash versus accrual; cash vs profit etc.

B. Financial reporting, accounting and auditing standard 

C. Role of finance function

D. Financial statements and reporting
  • Familiar with the main components of a typical set of financial statements or annual report. What are the areas / sections that business managers or executives should pay attention to.

E. Financial statement analysis
  • Learn how to interpret financial statements and analyse business performance. Is the business financially healthy, is the business on track, examples of how to measure profitability, liquidity and efficiency.

F. Costing
  • Know the differences between cost categories and their implications on costing. Understand costing concepts and apply them in making business decisions.

G. Budgeting and expenditure control
  • Functions and importance of budgets
  • Type of budgets
  • Budgeting process
  • Budget change / version control
  • Budget monitoring and expenditure control


6 lecturing hours


1/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese with English Terminology (Handouts in English)

Award of Certificate

Participants who have completed the course will be awarded a certificate of attendance issued by the Hong Kong Productivity Council

 Award of Course Fee

HK$2,400 / HK$2,280 (Friends of SME One) / HK$2,160 (2 or more from the same organization)
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