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Every manager needs to understand finance if they are to play an active role in helping their organization achieve its objectives.

However, not every manager needs the same level of skill and understanding as specialist financial managers. A good knowledge of the key concepts of prudent financial management as modern financial accounting should equip all managers with the knowledge they require.

Certify your ability to:

  • Play a more active role in helping their organization achieve its objective.
  • Understand financial management and accounting processes.
  • Understand and communicate better with finance specialists.

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FAQs

What is Finance for Non-Financial Managers?

All managers need to understand finance if they are to play an active role in helping their organization achieve its objectives. Not all managers need the same level of skill and understanding as specialist financial managers, but a good knowledge of the key concepts of prudent financial management - such as modern financial accounting - should equip non-financial managers with the knowledge they require.

The Finance for Non-Financial Managers qualification is designed to provide both employers and employees with independent verification of the financial knowledge of managers who do not directly work within a finance role.

How can I train for the Finance for Non-Financial Managers examination?

Training for Finance for Non-Financial Managers is available from Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) who are assessed and certified by APMG International.

Choose a Finance for Non-Financial Managers certification level to find an ATO.

Only these organizations and registered partners/affiliates are authorized to deliver Finance for Non-Financial Managers training.

Do I have to receive training to sit the exam?

No, however this is recommended. In addition to receiving accredited training, individuals also have the option of self-study to prepare for the examinations. APMG-International administer public exam sessions around the world to accommodate those who self study.

How do I sit the exams?

The vast majority of Finance for Non-Financial Managers accredited training organizations will include the examination as part of the associated training course. Alternatively, and for individuals that have self-studied, APMG International administer public exam sessions around the world. Sessions are run at certain APMG International offices. There are four dedicated centers in the UK for public examinations, and in the United States we utilize the public library network to facilitate sessions. In countries where an APMG-International office is yet to be established, exam sessions are organized at British Council offices.

How much does it cost to sit the Finance for Non-Financial Managers examination?

If you are sitting the examinations through an accredited training organization, the cost of the exam is generally included in the course fee. APMG International use a global pricing structure, so for those sitting exams at a public exam centre, the cost is dependent on where the exams are being sat. To find out the cost in your region, please contact the APMG International Service Desk on +44 (0)1494 452450 or at: servicedesk@apmg-international.com.

Are there any pre-requisites for the Finance for Non-Financial Managers examination?

There are no pre-requisites for this examination, however it is recommended that candidates seek accredited training to prepare for the exam.

What are the main publications for Finance for Non-Financial Managers and where can I purchase them?

APMG International recommend the Accounting for Non-Accountants - 10th Edition publication. This can be purchased from APMG Business Books.

Which languages is the Finance for Non-Financial Managers examination available in?

The Finance for Non-Financial Managers examination is currently only available in English.

Which languages is the ‘Finance for Non-Financial Managers’ publication available in?

The Finance for Non-Financial Managers book is currently only available in English.

How long will it take to learn the Finance for Non-Financial Managers material?

For individuals self-studying it is almost impossible to say. As all candidates have different experience and amount of time available for study, it varies from person to person. We suggest you buy the manual and have a look through for yourself before deciding how long you need to spend learning.

For those studying with an accredited training organization, courses are generally delivered over 2-3 days. It is worth investigating with individual providers, as many will offer tailored and blended learning solutions.

How long is the Finance for Non-Financial Managers certificate valid for?

The certificate is not valid for a defined period and will not expire.

When can I expect the results of my Finance for Non-Financial Managers examinations?

Finance for Non-Financial Managers examinations can be marked on location after the exam, but this is down to the discretion of the invigilator at the time.

When will I receive my certificate?

Candidates will automatically be sent an electronic certificate within two business days of their exam results being released. If you have not received your certificate within this timeframe please contact our Customer Interaction Team - servicedesk@apmg-international.com

Electronic certificates are environmentally friendly, but can be printed if required. It is also very easy to share them with employers and other third parties. APMG will send you a link to your registered email address. This link will take you to your Candidate Portal where you will find your electronic certificate(s). You can always access all your electronic certificates using the APMG candidate portal.

Sometimes, if you have taken your examination(s) via a Training Organisation, certificates will be issued based on the preferences that the Training Organisation selected when booking the exam. The Training Organisation can select either an electronic certificate or both paper and electronic certificates are provided to the candidate. The Training Organisation can also choose if certificates are sent to the candidates directly or via the Training Organisation. If you have been awarded an electronic certificate but also require a hard copy certificate, you can always order a hard copy certificate for GBP 12.00. This is also the case if you re-order your hard copy certificate.

If you would like to purchase a hard copy certificate in addition to your electronic certificate please contact our Customer Interaction Team - servicedesk@apmg-international.com

What is the pass mark for the Finance for Non-Financial Managers examination?

Candidates must score minimum of 18/25 to pass the exam.

Can I use the Finance for Non-Financial Managers logo?

The Non-Financial Managers logo may only be used with the permission of APMG International. However, if APMG International believe the logo is being used in an inappropriate manner, then we may insist that the logo is used in a suitable alternative manner or is withdrawn from use. All materials that will contain the logo must be submitted to APMG International for approval before publication. Requests for permission should be sent to servicedesk@apmg-international.com.

How do I become a Finance for Non-Financial Managers approved trainer?

All Finance for Non-Financial Managers trainers must be "sponsored" by a Finance for Non-Financial Managers accredited training organization (ATO). Please contact us to make an enquiry about becoming an approved trainer.

A trainer application must be submitted by the sponsoring ATO to their relevant APMG International office.

What pass mark is required to be eligible to become a Finance for Non-Financial Managers trainer?

To be eligible for a Finance for Non-Financial Managers trainer application, individuals must achieve the minimum pass mark (18/25) in the exam.

To find out if you scored enough to be eligible as a trainer, please email servicedesk@apmg-international.com noting your interest. A representative of the Service Desk will be able to advise.

How does my organization become a Finance for Non-Financial Managers Accredited Training Organization (ATO)?

An organization wishing to become a Finance for Non-Financial Managers ATO should complete the Accreditation Query form or contact the relevant APMG International office. Where appropriate, an invoice will be raised and the organization will then be subject to APMG International's ATO assessment process.

How does my organization become an Accredited Consulting Organization (ACO)?

An organization wishing to become an ACO should complete the Accreditation Query form or contact the relevant APMG International office. The organization will then be subject to APMG International's ACO assessment process.

Application forms can be obtained from the APMG International Service Desk (+44 (0)1494 452450 / servicedesk@apmg-international.com) or from any regional APMG International office.