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Finance Lite for Manufacturing Companies


This popular program is a lively and engaging introduction to the major financial statements and how each employee impacts them.

Finance Lite for Manufacturing Companies also discusses how manufacturing differs from other companies and how those differences are reflected on the financial statements.

How Your Company Will Benefit

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Give an overview of how manufacturing companies make money
  • Explain how the financial statement records flows of resources into and out of your company
  • Describe shareholder value and why it is important
  • Discuss their role in improving your company’s profitability
  • Create an action list to improve their efficiency and productivity
Key Topics Covered

• The Three Fundamental Financial Questions

An Introduction to Double-Entry Accounting

• Using the Balance Sheet

• Understanding How You Impact the Income Statement

• Importance of Equity and Shareholder Value

• Why Companies Must Make Money


Finance for Non-Financial Manufacturing Professionals


An introduction to the practical financial principles every professional needs to know to improve the bottom-line impact of operational decisions.

 How Your Company Will Benefit

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • View their job responsibilities in terms of financial added value
  • Perform cost-justification analyzes before making spending decisions
  • Communicate effectively with financial management and staff
  • Manage by numbers rather than by "feel"


Key Topics Covered

• Financial Statement Review

• Understanding Cash Flow and the Cash Flow Statement

• Introduction to Working Capital

• The Cost of Capital

• Practicing Ratio Analysis

• Making Capital Investment Decisions

Special Features for the Trainer

  • Tailor the program to include your company’s information
  • Track employees’ progress and award certificates

Key Features of These Programs

  • Use graphics to make concepts understandable and memorable
  • Develop concepts in everyday language using metaphors that everyone can relate to
  • Establish relevancy and focuses on behavioral change
  • Instill practical understanding and teaches skills that can be applied immediately

See Also: Finance Lite
How Insurance Companies Make Money
How Banks Make Money