Finance for Non-Finance Professionals - Understanding Financial Statements



  • Refresher



  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points


ICF Competency Type / Title / Level

  • Functional – Technical/ Fundamental Analysis / Level 2


Learning Outcome

  • Describe the financial ecosystem and how they relate to you
  • Explain the concept of time value of money
  • Recognise the key components of financial statements and financial jargon


Course Synopsis

Finance is one discipline which everyone should have at least a working knowledge of.  It is especially important for all executives and managers to have basic finance knowledge in order to make better business decisions.  Every action has an impact on the bottom line.

This Finance for Non-Finance Professionals – Understanding Financial Statements Course will give you an idea about our financial ecosystem, why finance is important to you and a company, and teaches you how to read and understand financial statements. After this course, you will also understand the financial jargons that are commonly used.  This is a difficult to understand topic made easy and presented in relatable situations for people with low or zero financial knowledge.


Testimonial from User

“I have zero finance knowledge, but I understood at my first watch.”

Course Content

Total learning: 23 lessons / 5 quizzes Time: 115 minutes


Saw Ann Ping

Saw Ann Ping has over 20 years’ experience in financial advisory, fund raising and consulting. Her areas of specialization are financial structuring, Islamic finance and privatisation. Her work has been recognised by various Malaysian and international bodies such as Euromoney and Islamic Finance News for its innovation. Her last position was head of wholesale banking for Hong Leong Islamic Bank. Prior to that, she was the head of corporate finance in RHB ISLAMIC Bank and head of corporate banking and debt securities in Utama Merchant Bank. Before becoming an investment banker, she was a management consultant with Arthur Andersen, involved in various advisory projects for the Asian Development Bank, KL International Airport and other Government agencies and the private sector. She was a speaker at China Development Bank’s Senior Policy Seminar in Beijing and at the Middle East Business Forum in Dubai on Islamic finance for infrastructure projects. She holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, majoring in Economics and Operations Research. She is the co-author of “The Islamic Finance and Sukuk Handbook – Where Shariah Meets Commercial Demands”.


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  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points