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.

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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 14 JuneLive online course1 day£360
Thursday 14 JulyLive online course1 day£360
Thursday 28 JulyLive online course1 day£360
Thursday 25 AugustLive online course1 day£360
Thursday 29 SeptemberLive online course1 days£360

More dates through AAT training providers

If the dates above don't suit you, our network of approved training providers might have dates that do. Use these links to enquire with them directly.