Finance for non-finance managers (AAT Essentials training)

This course provides a basic grounding in key financial areas, as well as analysing financial performance to help managers meet these requirements more effectively.

It's suitable for managers who have financial responsibilities and need to understand the content of financial statements and reports used in business, and learn to interpret this information and use it to manage day-to-day business activity.

Skills gained

After completing the course, delegates will be able to:

  • understand basic financial documents used in business
  • interpret the information in these documents, and use it to manage day-to-day business activity
  • be more effective in their managerial role
  • have more informed conversations with finance colleagues to remove the risk of miscommunication or misunderstanding
  • provide more insightful reports based on financials
  • make basic finance decisions without leaning too heavily on finance staff, allowing them to focus on other business priorities.


The course runs for one day.

In-house courses for staff

AAT Essentials courses are delivered by our approved expert trainers. These sessions are perfect for groups of staff that require the same training and can be organised:

  • at your offices
  • at an external location of your choosing
  • as an online session.

Register your interest

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Open courses for individuals

If you want to book onto a course as an individual, we run open AAT Essentials courses on a regular basis. These are our upcoming dates.

Tuesday 21 May 2024Live online course1 day£360
Tuesday 18 June 2024Live online course1 day£360
Tuesday 16 July 2024Live online course1 day£360
Wednesday 14 August 2024Live online course1 day£360
Friday 20 September 2024Live online course1 day £360
Tuesday 15 October 2024Live online course1 day£360
Thursday 14 November 2024Live online course1 day£360
Thursday 12 December 2024Live online course1 day£360
Wednesday 22 January 2025Live online course1 day£360
Tuesday 18 February 2025Live online course1 day £360
Thursday 20 March 2025Live online course1 day£360
Steve Ainsworth
Sheriden Amos
Angela Carr
Cath Littler
Gill Myers

Steve Ainsworth

Steve has been developing and running AAT training courses since 2010, with skills and experience from working in management accounting, education, distance learning and e-learning. He has been an integral and innovative member of two award-winning AAT providers, and delivered masterclass sessions at AAT regional events and the annual training provider conference.