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Finance & Accounting for Non-Finance Executives

Gurugram, India

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Course Description

Most non-finance executives rise to positions of responsibility based upon their functional expertise and people skills, rather than financial literacy. But the higher they rise, the more conspicuous their financial ignorance tends to become.

Executives who are fluent in the language of business hold a distinct advantage over their peers. Not only are they much more focused on the most critical areas, they can communicate their ideas to internal decision makers and bring high level customers on-board.

With this unique program, learn how to make sound decisions and create business value, even without previous training in finance or accounting. Rather than feeling intimidated by balance sheets, income statements, revenue accrual and discounted cash flow analysis, you can harness the power financial analysis to achieve your professional objectives.


  • Introduction to financial reporting & the balance sheet
  • Asset / liability recognition & measurement
  • Revenue & expense recognition, depreciation, capitalization etc.
  • Evaluating performance with financial statements
  • Ratio analysis
  • Value creation - What, Why & How?
  • Time value of money
  • Investment analysis
  • Using economic profit in decision making
  • Financial markets
  • Advanced accounting topics

Key Takeaways

  • Gain confidence in dealing with financial data & decisions
  • Understand how business strategies and decisions are reflected in financial statements
  • Deal more professionally with colleagues responsible for financial decisions
  • Allocate resources effectively
  • Clearly communicate the need for resources
  • Understand financial tools for analyzing
  • Appreciate imperative of value creation
  • Understanding of main drivers of value creation

Who Should Attend

  • Managers in top-level postions
  • Managers in mid-level positions who are not completely comfortable reading financial statements and other financial information, and making financially based decisions. Participants may apply from any size company in any industry.


Prof. Mark Finn

Prof. Mark Finn is the Clinical Professor of Accounting and International Business at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Indian School of Business, the Sasin Graduate Institute of Management (Thailand) and at Keio University (Japan), as well as served on the faculty of the University of Chicago. He holds a PhD in Accounting and an MS in Management Science from Cornell University, and a BA in Economics from Stanford University. His primary research interests are related to the quality and credibility of financial disclosures, especially in non- US settings.

To read more on Prof. Mark Finn’s bio, please download the brochure.


Prof. Suren Mansinghka

Prof. Suren Mansinghka received an MS and PhD from UCLA in 1968 and 1971 respectively, as well as an MBA from the IIM Calcutta in 1966. He currently holds a CFA charter since 1993. He has been a faculty member at the UC Irvine (2005-2013), the HKUST (2001-2004) and also visiting faculty at the UC Berkeley, CEIBS, Rotman School of Management and the Indian School of Business (ISB) since 2002. He has received many awards and commendations for his teaching including Innovative Teaching award at HKUST (2002), Excellence in Teaching award at Rotman School (2011) and the Professor of the Year award by PGPMAX (EMBA) students at ISB (2013). He has conducted executive programs in India for executives of Aditya Birla Group, Essar Group, Coca-Cola, ONGC, SKF, Mylan, Ernst & Young, Indian Railways, among others.

To read more on Prof. Suren Mansinghka’s bio, please download the brochure.

  • Eight short accounting sessions (webinars) spread over four weeks to give ample time to grasp the foundation material
  • Two intense days of Finance sessions to consolidate and apply key concepts
  • Award winning international faculty
  • Case Method pedagogy including cutting edge international and practical take on Indian case
  • Best-in-class curriculum
  • Blended learning experience for the best of all worlds
  • Easy to track learning outcomes
  • 24/7 access to cutting-edge training resources
  • Latest delivery technology & infrastructure
  • Rigorous participant selection to ensure dynamic & diverse peer group
  • Easily accessible learning centers in central downtown locations
  • Learn today and apply to your workplace tomorrow