Designed for operational managers and business owners, this course will provide business leaders with insight into the key financial concepts, terminology and reports used to judge performance of their business. This will build confidence, improve interpretation of data and support better decision making. Download the course overview.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understand all financial statements utilised in business. 
  • Interpret and review the financial health and position of the organisation.
  • Learn how to improve communication between senior management and finance staff to ensure smooth day-to-day business operations.
  • Review and manage financial risk.
  • Confidently interrogate key financial data and challenge financial proposals, business plans, projections, and reports used by accountants and those in finance.
"Explained in plain English, an excellent course which is easy to understand."


*Pricing for 2024


Virtual, trainer led 
(2 x 4-hour Zoom sessions)

Open place

£450 +VAT

In-company* £2,260 +VAT


*Plus trainer expenses based on 8 delegates.

Volume discounts are available for 50 or more delegates trained.

Course Trainer:
Louise Rayner

Louise Rayner

Louise is an ACCA qualified accountant of 25 years, with an MBA, her thesis was “Six Sigma Pricing in the MSP and RPO environment”.

She has held board level finance and operational positions at JD Wetherspoon, RSM Tenon Accountants, Adecco and Randstad
In 2015 she sold her own recruitment business to Staffline Group and since then has been involved in buying and selling a number of recruitment business,’ handling due diligence.

Eight years ago she established NumberMill Consulting, an ACCA practice that specialises in back office financial outsourcing and has over 150 recruitment clients. Additionally they payroll circa 3000 contractors, either on PAYE bureau or FCSA accredited umbrella. The business has a team of 24 accountants and payroll specialists. 

This unusual insight, in to both the provider and customer of financial information in the recruitment sector, makes Louise excited to share her insights in to how to work successfully with a “Finance Partner”, be them internal book-keepers and or external accountants.


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