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Course Overview

Are you a manager tasked to read financial reports but lack an accounting or finance background? Or do you want to be more confident with financial terms and tools to be more effective in your work?


This 2-day course will introduce non-financial managers to the world of finance and help them understand an organisation's financial issues. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in financial terms and concepts and key accounting principles to analyse financial statements and performance measures. It will also cover financial ratios that aid management in planning, control, and decision-making to improve the organisation's financial health.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be a PMET with at least a recognised Diploma. Applicants will be screened and selected by Temasek Polytechnic. Application will be considered based on first-come-first-served basis. 

Who Should Attend

Managers with little or no financial background.

What You'll Learn

  • Understanding financial jargon used by accountants 
  • Grasping of key accounting principles and concepts that govern the preparation of financial statements 
  • Understanding the importance of cash flow and the significance of the difference between profits and cash 
  • Explaining the manager’s role in preparing and monitoring budgets 
  • Performing and interpreting the results of ratios analysis to assess the performance of a business in the key areas of profitability, liquidity, working capital management, gearing and investor returns 
  • Making of business decisions that impact the financial health of the organisation 




Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Performance upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance.  

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

14 - 15 September 2023

20 July 2023 -14 August 2023

2 days

9.00am – 6.00pm

Apply / Register Interest

Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response.


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Application Procedures


Click on the Apply button above to submit your application online.


Steps to follow in your application: 


Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.
Step 2 - Select ZAC and course commencement date. 
Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable). 
Step 4 - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date. 
Step 5 - Make a declaration and submit the online application.

Course Fees

Fees Type Course Fees
(w GST) 
Singapore Citizens
Full Course Fee / Repeat Students S$535.00
Aged 40 and above / SME-sponsored S$60.50
Aged below 40 S$160.50
Non-Singapore Citizens
Full Course Fee / Repeat Students S$540.00
Singapore Permanent Residents / Long-Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holder S$162.00
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) / Long-Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holder) S$62.00

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Course Contact

  • Call: 67881212 / WhatsApp: 67806361
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.


  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel a course with low enrolment.